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Froma Harrop: Why we still need public libraries

Posted 6/20/2015 in National Columns

Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980.



Our View: Camp Rising Sun is medicine for the spirit

Posted 6/19/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When media visit Camp Rising Sun, they are allowed to interview campers. There is just one rule: Don't mention the "C" word.



Voice of the people: Tina Perry



Voice of the people: Mike Murphy



Susan Estrich: Who do you side with?

Posted 6/19/2015 in National Columns

There's nothing as depressing as asking young people whether they plan to participate in the election and hearing them tell you they have no idea which candidate to be for or what the differences are or, worse, that it doesn't matter.


Slimantics: Second chances and the Scarlet Letter

Posted 6/18/2015 in Local Columns

The email came from a woman who I will call "Anna" for the sake of protecting her identity and her current job.


Leonard Pitts: Dolezal controversy is about our racial delusions

Posted 6/18/2015 in National Columns

Of the 60 people who co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909, only seven were, in fact, "colored."



Our View: West Point's inclusive pre-K class is worthy of support

Posted 6/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

One of the more positive influences of social media and the Internet -- aside from the ability to more easily share cat videos -- is crowdfunding, which allows people from all over the world to contribute money to what they deem to be a worthy cause.



Voice of the people: Mike Willis



Charlie Mitchell: White House rolls out the hard sell for Obamacare

Posted 6/17/2015 in Local Columns

The White House Council of Economic Advisers says Mississippi is leaving $1.38 billion cash money on the table. How so?


Slimantics: The misery of LLAs

Posted 6/16/2015 in Local Columns

They are Life's Little Annoyances, the inconveniences too small to be considered serious, yet big enough to make us temporarily insane.


Patrick Buchanan: Is Third World America inevitable?

Posted 6/16/2015 in National Columns


Ask Rufus: Heroes all

Posted 6/16/2015 in Local Columns

They were a band of brothers, and 71 years ago on June 6, 1944, in the night time darkness, hours before the landing of the greatest invasion force in history, they parachuted behind enemy lines.

Possumhaw: A season of serpents

Posted 6/15/2015 in Local Columns

Looks like we're into snake season. I've seen more snakes in the past few weeks than I've seen in the last decade, or maybe ever.


Kathleen Parker: Bill's Clintonesque rebuttal

Posted 6/15/2015 in National Columns

"I don't ever know what people's motives are," said former president Bill Clinton, prompting one to pause and consider just what the definition of "motives" is.



Other Editors: Honesty always the best path

Posted 6/15/2015 in Local Columns

Decades ago, when there were obvious, well-constructed barriers to prevent minorities from improving their lives, there was the occasional story of light-skinned blacks who passed themselves off as white in order to get ahead.


Birney Imes: Picture stories

Posted 6/13/2015 in Local Columns

At a family gathering last week, someone suggested we take a group picture. It was a momentous occasion; there were a lot of us there; and everyone thought it a good idea. But the light was fading. Anyone have a camera?


Kathleen Parker: What was the police officer in McKinney thinking?

Posted 6/13/2015 in National Columns

Video imagery doesn't get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries and drawing his gun on other teenagers. What in God's name is wrong with our cops?



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