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Thomas Sowell: Education at a crossroads

Posted 2/6/2017 in National Columns

In just a matter of days -- perhaps next Monday -- a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in A

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Perhaps it's time to think about what motivates bullies

Posted 2/6/2017 in Local Columns

The whole world keeps trying to figure out what makes this Trump person tick. Fans and foes alike probe this person's every word -- his decisions, his orders, his announcements, his tweets -- on the sincere belief there must be more than meets the eye.

 

 

Other Editors: Reducing length of school year misguided

Posted 2/4/2017 in National Columns

Among the most important challenges facing Mississippi's future is improving the state's educational level.

 

Possumhaw: Oh, for the love of cats

Posted 2/4/2017 in Local Columns

Roy walked into the Oktibbeha County Courthouse and said he'd been reading about my animals, the cats, ducks and rabbits. Said he wasn't much of a cat person though. Then he started telling me about his cat.

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'I had forgotten that I am black'

Posted 2/4/2017 in National Columns

So I had myself an epiphany.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Gorsuch, Scalia and sodomy

Posted 2/4/2017 in National Columns

During his Senate confirmation hearings, Neil Gorsuch may be grilled on such legal topics as due process, enumerated powers and stare decisis.

 

 

Marc Dion: It's real people now

Posted 2/4/2017 in National Columns

I know a guy. I don't know how he votes because I was raised not to ask, but I know he is the first generation of his family to be born an American citizen.

 

Ask Rufus: Follow the Drinking Gourd, A Pathway to Freedom

Posted 2/4/2017 in Local Columns

Within the narratives of the Underground Railroad as a pathway to freedom for slaves in the antebellum South, one story merges into local history.

 

Our View: Internet sales tax is a no-brainer

Posted 2/3/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

If the Mississippi Legislature had the power of divine healing, it would make the lame man blind.

 

 

Voice of the people: Maj. Alan Phillips

 

 

Voice of the people: Jiben Roy

 

 

Voice of the people: Danny W. Williams

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The coming clash with Iran

Posted 2/3/2017 in National Columns

When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that "we are officially putting Iran on notice," he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed.

 

 

Our View: For Columbus, craft brewery bill day late and a dollar short

Posted 2/2/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It appears Mississippi is well on its way to stepping into the 2tst Century with legislation that will allow a growth industry to take off moving through the Legislature.

 

 

Mona Charen: It's not what you say; it's how you say it

Posted 2/2/2017 in National Columns

On Feb. 9, 1950, at a speech before the Ohio County Women's Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia, Sen. Joe McCarthy brandished a piece of paper.

 

 

Our View: Joining forces to fight drug crimes makes perfect sense

Posted 2/1/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday's decision by Columbus and Lowndes County governments to resume its joint drug task force is a positive step at an important time.

 

 

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