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Mississippi Voices: Early intervention with disadvantaged children has high ROI

Posted 2/3/2018 in National Columns

Gov. Phil Bryant kicked off a recent seminar at the Civil Rights Museum auditorium featuring Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. James Heckman.



Leonard Pitts: Understanding is the last thing they want

Posted 2/3/2018 in National Columns

What we've got here is failure to communicate. Except it's not really failure. It's actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you might understand some painful truths -- and then where would you be?



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Froma Harrop: Big Pharma may own Washington, but it doesn't own Amazon

Posted 2/2/2018 in National Columns

President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though.



Mona Charen: The sometimes difficult truth

Posted 2/2/2018 in National Columns

Early in George W. Bush's first term, I was dining with a friend who didn't agree with my worldview.



Our View: Ensuring we recognize the historical contributions of black Americans

Posted 2/1/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, which is also the day some misguided people begin to ask, "Why is there no White History Month?"



Steve Chapman: Trump should do the state of the union every week

Posted 2/1/2018 in National Columns

This year's State of the Union address was in line with past ones: a tedious and bloated exercise in Washington pageantry that ate up a lot of cable news time despite its almost complete irrelevance to how Americans will actually be governed.


Slimantics: Restaurant tax agreement: Just one more small thing, please

Posted 1/31/2018 in Local Columns

Someone asked me a while back when my columns appear in The Dispatch. The answer is, I don't know.


Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Leonard Pitts: Sisters are doin' it for us all

Posted 1/31/2018 in National Columns

Sisters are doin' it for themselves. That, you may remember, was the title of a hit 1985 pop song. But 33 years later, pop has become prophecy.


Home Base: How can we prevent unspeakable tragedies?

Posted 1/30/2018 in Local Columns

This newspaper employs more than one reasonably close friend of the Gabe Parker family.


Bernard Goldberg: Trump and the psychiatrists out to get him

Posted 1/30/2018 in National Columns

It's been a while now since the president's doctor said that while Donald Trump could stand to lose a few pounds, he's in "excellent" health.


Possumhaw: How to be safe and warm

Posted 1/29/2018 in Local Columns

It was a cold evening last week when I headed upstairs. The kittens were bedded and all the outside animals, plants, and structures were adequately heated. That's when I smelled something like wires burning.


Charlie Mitchell: When schools become big business

Posted 1/29/2018 in Local Columns

Lobbyists have been around as long as there have been lawmaking bodies. Once they were seeking favorable rules and regulations for the private economy. Today, more and more, lobbyists are seeking customers.



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