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Our view: Mother's Day

Posted 5/10/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday, as you had better know by now, is Mother's Day. Although motherhood has been celebrated throughout the world in some form or fashion since the beginning of humanity, the American version of the holiday is a relatively recent development.



Leonard Pitts: Running from life

Posted 5/9/2013 in National Columns



Our view: Stupid: City wades into festival quagmire

Posted 5/9/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

In Leroy Brooks' version of the history of Juneteenth, in June of 1865, two months after the end of the Civil War, Union forces notified a group of slaves in Texas that they were free men, women and children. Upon learning this, the slaves in question went before the town council to secure funding for a spontaneous celebration.



Kathleen Parker: Prude or prudent? The debate over access to Plan B

Posted 5/8/2013 in National Columns



Susan Estrich: The drunk guy in the parking lot

Posted 5/8/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the people: Ed Maurer



Froma Harrop: Legal pot means more for states, less for gangs

Posted 5/7/2013 in National Columns



Our view: Getting in shape as citizens

Posted 5/7/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Elections are like muscles: They're not much use unless you exercise them. Today across the Golden Triangle, voters have the opportunity to exercise one of our most fundamental rights as Americans.



Thomas Sowell: Words that replace thought

Posted 5/7/2013 in National Columns

If there is ever a contest for words that substitute for thought, "diversity" should be recognized as the undisputed world champion.



Voice of the people: Elaine Hegwood



Voice of the people: Paul J Ackerman


Possumhaw: Ode to a screen door

Posted 5/6/2013 in Local Columns

"Bam," the screen door slammed. "Bam," it slammed again. It's a new sound coming from the back porch. I love the sound of a screen door slamming. I love the way a screen door can make you feel like your outside even if you're inside.


Charlie Mitchell: One of Mississippi's greatest assets is 'arable land'

Posted 5/6/2013 in Local Columns

OK, it was tacky to notice -- but I did. At a gospel singing to benefit efforts to get more nutritious food into Oxford schools, a couple of the choir members were -- and I have no room to talk -- "over-nutreated."



Susan Estrich: A gay man in the NBA

Posted 5/4/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the people: Jay D'Abramo



Voice of the people: Jim Gafford


Birney Imes: At war with the beavers

Posted 5/4/2013 in Local Columns

Tuesday afternoon James Towery stood in a cluster of willow trees near the edge of Proctor Lake.


Voice of the people: Robert E. Smith, Sr.



Voice of the people: Karen Windle and David Barber



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