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Our View: Death of ed funding bills are a win for state's K-12 education

Posted 2/10/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sometime the best action is no action at all.



Wyatt Emmerich: State should lean on open source software to save money, reduce brain drain

Posted 2/10/2017 in Local Columns

Oxford Entrepreneur Harley Garrett has an intriguing idea that deserves consideration by our state leaders: Use a portion of Mississippi's technology budget to promote university-based start-ups using open source code.



Our View: The common thread is education

Posted 2/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

A cabinet confirmation. A piece of state legislation cloaked in secrecy. A ban on immigrants from seven Muslim nations. A visit from a university chancellor to a local civic club.



Froma Harrop: Is Trump really running things?

Posted 2/9/2017 in National Columns

Last Saturday night, Donald Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.


Slimantics: The hero across the street

Posted 2/8/2017 in Local Columns

I moved two weeks ago.


Patrick Buchanan: Moral supremacy and Mr. Putin

Posted 2/8/2017 in National Columns

Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016?



Our View: Oversight board serving useful purpose

Posted 2/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

More than a year ago, as city officials sought to manage the crisis created by the officer-involved shooting death of Columbus resident Ricky Ball in October 2015, the city council passed a package of six new or revised CPD policies.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Froma Harrop: The right way to oppose the Muslim ban

Posted 2/7/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump says his ban on people entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries wasn't a Muslim ban. But it was a Muslim ban, according to Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani.



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.



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