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Leonard Pitts: 'The Culture War' -- a battle the GOP can't win

Posted 4/8/2015 in National Columns

The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don't know it yet.

 

 

Other Editors: Superintendent commended for promising innovation

Posted 4/8/2015 in National Columns

Give McComb School District Superintendent Dr. Cederick Ellis an "A" for enthusiasm, and if the district's innovative school at Summit works as he envisions it, give him an "A" there too.

 

 

Our View: Lowndes schools should take Title IX complaint seriously

Posted 4/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On Friday, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees is expected address a complaint from a parent of a New Hope High School freshman over a matter that has been debated for more than 40 years.

 

 

Voice of the people: Jiben Roy

Bias is an inclination of human behavior towards a particular thing or side. It can be natural- or rational- or even incident-based. Natural bias is common and may come from your cultural, language, religious, faith, ideology or country of birth.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Information sellers still in search of a way to get paid

Posted 4/7/2015 in National Columns

Twenty-seven cents. That's what a newspaper in Canada has decided to charge per story for viewers who visit its digital edition and scroll around for news and information.

 

 

Possumhaw: All-American pastimes

Posted 4/6/2015 in Local Columns

Spring is unpredictably crazy. Nine days ago it was sleeting at the Mississippi State baseball game. There's something very wrong when a March day leaves ice pellets on your baseball cap.

 

 

Trends: Wedding bells ringing later for Mississippi millennials

Posted 4/6/2015 in Local Columns

"Yours is going to be the next wedding we all get together for!" This is something a relative said to me at my 21-year-old cousin's wedding a few years ago. I had just turned 15.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

I'm just an old fuddy-duddy, and I'm in my second childhood, but I do wish the comics pages would remain entertaining. If a political statement is desired, there is the op-ed page. Some comics were funny, while making a statement about politics, religion, morals, or whatever, but they were funny.

 

 

Voice of the people: Donny Sanders

I'm so sorry your newspaper did not get the memo in time print something in your paper about this being Easter Sunday, the most important celebration in all Christendom.

 

Birney Imes: Backyard hijinks

Posted 4/4/2015 in Local Columns

Friday afternoon temperatures hit the mid-80s, so I put several inches of water in a plastic swimming pool for Val. She immediately came over, took a drink then lowered herself into the liquid and sat there as if she was a Persian princess waiting on her attendants to come bathe her. Allowing that Val is of mixed parentage, has a bad eye and was found on a gravel road (dragging a chain), her attitude is, well, charming.

 

Susan Estrich: The value of nurses

Posted 4/4/2015 in National Columns

I never quite understood what "nursing" really meant until the past six months, when the supposed superstar doctor, who operated on me in Phoenix (One of the smartest male doctors I know told me she was the best, a woman, how wonderful; beware of gender bias.), made a mess of my intestines, leaving me rather critically ill with peritonitis and unbearable pain while she went to Maui.

 

 

Partick Buchanan: Diversity -- or meritocracy?

Posted 4/4/2015 in National Columns

A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues.

 

 

Our View: Ahh, the joys of spring

Posted 4/3/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Turning the calendar page from March to April seems to create an air of optimism when it comes to spring.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Privacy vs. security

Posted 4/3/2015 in National Columns

The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors' notes found at his home.

 

Lynn Spruill: It took the village

Posted 4/3/2015 in Local Columns

We had the formal groundbreaking for the Lynn Lane multi-use path project this week complete with MDOT gold shovels. It has been years in the making -- literally, years and lots of effort from a dedicated group of people.

 

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