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Charlie Mitchell: Unsung heroes walk the halls of America's hospitals

Posted 11/4/2014 in Local Columns

Let's pause in praise of nurses.

 

 

Our View: Time for a change?

Posted 11/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The semi-annual grumbling commenced Sunday with the arrival of Standard Time. It will surely emerge again on March 8 with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time.

 

Possumhaw: When one thing leads to another

Posted 11/3/2014 in Local Columns

Sam said the Saints game would be over in 5 minutes 29 seconds and then we could go for a bike ride but I'd been around that block before and I knew that a televised game of 5 minutes would be at least another 30 so I headed out to the lake.

 

Voice of the people: Chad Scott

I think more information needs to be shared with the public on who came up with the formula, and its merits. Will more money help students want to learn, be motivated, and take initiative?

 

 

Michael Gerson: Bill Gates' moment

Posted 11/3/2014 in National Columns

"Ebola has reminded people that it is not just poor people who can die of infectious disease," Bill Gates tells me, in a characteristically matter-of-fact tone.

 

Ask Rufus: Forever lost

Posted 11/1/2014 in Local Columns

I recall years ago that Greenpeace had a T-shirt out with a dinosaur pictured on it. The text around the dinosaur said, "Extinct means forever."

Slim Smith: Mississippi's Man of La Mancha

Posted 11/1/2014 in Local Columns

It is a little after 2 p.m. Friday and Shawn O'Hara interrupts the interview as his driver, Pancho Sancho, er, Eli "Sarge" Jackson, gets into the car. The two candidates are criss-crossing the state on the campaign train in advance of Tuesday's general election.

Birney Imes: Carry me home

Posted 11/1/2014 in Local Columns

A good tonic for the weekend: Have Friday lunch with two or three friends who enjoy laughing with each other. Sounds easy enough. The morning of, a friend sends an email: "So and so and I are going to be at such and such restaurant at 11:45. Be there." I was a little late for the gathering having gone to hear Kate Sweeney at the Rosenzweig talk about a favorite subject, cemeteries.

Lynn Spruill: Rear-view reflections

Posted 10/31/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had an assignment for a class which required me to have to spend some time in personal reflection.

 

Voice of the people: Brian Atkins

 

 

Voice of the people: Gaynell Duke

 

 

Voice of the people: Martin Pomphrey, Jr. M.D.

 

 

Our View: And the winner is ... Poindexter Hall

Posted 10/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a state senate candidates debate at Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium.

 

 

Voice of the people: Kelsey Van Every

 

 

Voice of the people: Marjorie (Margie) Canon

 

 

America's liberal tradition

Posted 10/30/2014 in National Columns

One of the strangest aspects of political discussions these days is that the word "liberal" gets tossed around as an insult.

 

Slimantics: State senate race: Four candidates, zero ideas

Posted 10/29/2014 in Local Columns

Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a candidates forum for the four men who are running to fill the unexpired, one-year state senate term of the late Terry Brown.

 

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