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Bill Crawford: WSJ report card dings Mississippi

Posted 12/3/2012 in Local Columns

Mississippi ranked 40th in the Wall Street Journal's "The Best and Worst Run States in America." Among neighboring states only Louisiana ranked lower at 41st. Alabama ranked 28th, Arkansas 32nd, and Tennessee 12th. Nationwide, North Dakota ranked first while California ranked last.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Another victim of black blindness?

Posted 12/1/2012 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: A lunchtime serving of fiscal reality

Posted 12/1/2012 in National Columns

 

 

George Will: Colleges have free speech on the run

Posted 12/1/2012 in National Columns

 

 

Rheta Johnson: The old hollow in holiday duds

Posted 12/1/2012 in National Columns

 

Slimantics: Decorating a sinking ship?

Posted 11/30/2012 in Local Columns

There was some belief that more attention was given to the Titanic's choice of china than its supply of lifeboats. It was a hard point to refute, given the way things turned out.

 

Voice of the people: Claude Simpson

 

 

Susan Estrich: Who is Susan Rice?

Posted 11/30/2012 in National Columns

I have known Susan Rice for decades. We worked together in the '80s. I followed her career in the '90s. She served her country with intelligence and integrity during the Clinton administration and for the past four years as our country's representative to the United Nations.

 

 

Our view: It's time for Dale to step down

Posted 11/29/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Nadia Dale is the sort of person you want for just about any committee or board. Bright, conscientious and community-minded, Dale is just the kind of dynamic young leader Columbus desperately needs.

 

 

George Will: A cliff of their own choosing

Posted 11/29/2012 in National Columns

With a chip on his shoulder larger than his margin of victory, Barack Obama is approaching his second term by replicating the mistake of his first.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The double standard in affairs

Posted 11/28/2012 in National Columns

As events have unfolded in what shall ever be known as "The Petraeus Affair," one cannot escape noticing that the women in this sordid saga have been handed the short end of the shtick, as though the men are mere victims of ambitious, hormonally driven vixens.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Jensen and Flynn

Posted 11/28/2012 in National Columns

Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on that subject-- Professor Arthur R. Jensen of the University of California at Berkeley and Professor James R. Flynn, an American expatriate at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

 

 

Our view: 'Just Say No' a bankrupt strategy for governing

Posted 11/27/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

During his successful campaign to retain his seat in Congress, Alan Nunnelee (R, Tupelo) put much emphasis on the 32 "no'' votes he cast against Obamacare during his first term in office.

 

 

Froma Harrop: How to kill Social Security, with a smile

Posted 11/27/2012 in National Columns

Conservatives never much liked Social Security.

 

 

Marty Wiseman: When states and Washington clash

Posted 11/27/2012 in Local Columns

With the presidential election holding our attention of late it has been easy to overlook how the 10th amendment to the United States Constitution is becoming supercharged.

 

Possumhaw: A mountain out of a molehill

Posted 11/26/2012 in Local Columns

Down by the Prairie ponds sits a tiny cabin. For the last few years it has been the receptacle of old lawn chairs, extra fishing poles, a boogie board, a torn fishing net, an assortment of tackle, a half-used bag of fish food and various and sundry items.

 

Charlie Mitchell: What we don't like is government by whim

Posted 11/26/2012 in Local Columns

There are now three contentious matters on which federal law and the laws of at least some states are in conflict.

 

Ask Rufus: Holiday libations

Posted 11/24/2012 in Local Columns

Thanksgiving has now passed and Christmas is fast approaching, which raises that perennial holiday beverage controversy: What is the favored Christmas libation, eggnog or milk punch?

 

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