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Our View: Leike and DeBardeleben deserve our gratitude

Posted 5/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Like all cities, Columbus has had its share of mistakes, misadventures and missed opportunities during its long history. It has also had its share of successes, too.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Grim choices

Posted 5/25/2016 in National Columns

We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally.

 

 

Our View: When becoming a part of the story is an obligation

Posted 5/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As a rule, the media rarely seeks to become part of the stories they report. It is a long-established tenet of the profession that the media works best when it is an impartial observer.

 

Slimantics: Senior Expo exceeds all expectations

Posted 5/24/2016 in Local Columns

It ain't easy getting old. First off, it's terribly time-consuming.

 

Froma Harrop: The cure for expensive cities is moving vans

Posted 5/24/2016 in National Columns

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the digital revolution. It failed to empty out the cities.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Slimantics: Paws for a Cause has gone to the dogs

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

On the first Saturday in May, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to "The Run for the Roses." On the third Saturday in May, Columbus is home to the "Run of the Noses."

Possumhaw: You could be sugar-addicted if ...

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

The doctor warned our cholesterol levels were rising, not dangerously so, but rising. No medicines were required, but paying closer attention to our eating habits was advised.

 

Bob Usey: Mental health in Mississippi needs immediate attention

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

Of the 174 members of the Legislature, I wonder just how many of them ever drove just a few miles South of the Capitol at Jackson to actually visit the Whitfield State Hospital for the mentally ill.

 

Birney Imes: The fraternity of beekeepers

Posted 5/21/2016 in Local Columns

Omar is having trouble with his bees; they're not producing honey. This according to Rashita, the woman who manages the inn where I am staying.

 

Stiehm: Sisterhood: Feel the Burn

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

Many wept at Barack Obama becoming the first black president. So much shared euphoria cutting the cold of a January day at high noon. The country crossed over the highest threshold -- so we thought.

 

 

Buchanan: Who's the conservative heretic?

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "principles" of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade.

 

 

No, Trump, most dangerous place in the world is not Ferguson

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

I hesitate to bring up facts. If recent years have proven nothing else, they've proven that we have fully embarked upon a post-factual era wherein the idea that a thing can be knowable to an objective certainty -- and that this should matter -- has been diminished to the point of near irrelevancy.

 

 

Our View: Students' success paints a hopeful portrait of public education

Posted 5/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Much of the news we hear these days about public education in Mississippi has been discouraging.

 

Lynn Spruill: Parks: Another economic development opportunity

Posted 5/20/2016 in Local Columns

As much as I give well-deserved but unmitigated grief to members of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, in the interest of fairness, I must also give a thumbs up to them for their support of a game-changing move for the city's future.

Slimantics: It's not whether you win or lose ...

Posted 5/19/2016 in Local Columns

Now that youth league baseball and softball have started, an old, predictable debate again emerges about the purpose of youth sports and what it says about modern society.

 

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