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Tim Kalich: Open government is good government

Posted 1/26/2015 in National Columns

Sen. Lydia Chassaniol considers legislative proposals a good way to get the conversation started on matters of public interest.

 

Ask Rufus: A tale of two boxers in Columbus

Posted 1/24/2015 in Local Columns

In 2008, Columbus celebrated the career and life of the legendary world champion boxer Henry Armstrong, who had been born on Nash Road just north of town.

Slimantics: Ours is a blended family

Posted 1/24/2015 in Local Columns

No kids. Tess and I both have two grown kids and all are out there in that big world on their own.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

I am not one to write in but I have stewed over this for several weeks. Discrimination in the name of God. Jesus said " hate the sin but love the sinner."

 

 

Voice of the people: Jeff Turnage

I find myself compelled to straighten out the many errors of fact and the law in Friday's Dispatch. Here is my response, point by point.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Why serious people discount Fox News

Posted 1/24/2015 in National Columns

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: This ole house

Posted 1/24/2015 in National Columns

When I was little, Stuart Hamblen's song "This Ole House" always made me unutterably sad. Despite the lively melody and cheerful beat, the homeowner was giving up, leaving his faithful hound dog to fend for itself.

 

 

Dana Milbank: The GOP's bait-and-switch on abortion

Posted 1/24/2015 in National Columns

As President Obama prepared on Tuesday to lay out his economic agenda in his State of the Union address, House Republicans were moving ahead with an agenda of their own.

 

 

Our View: Turnage leads assault on public's right to open government

Posted 1/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The idea that public business should be conducted in public is an easy concept to grasp and should be an even easier concept to embrace.

 

Lynn Spruill: The march

Posted 1/23/2015 in Local Columns

"It all depends on whose ox is getting gored."

 

Voice of the people: Jimmy Bonner

 

 

Susan Estrich: Forty-two years later

Posted 1/23/2015 in National Columns

It has been 42 years since the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that the right to decide whether to go forward with a pregnancy, prior to viability, belongs to a woman, in consultation with her doctors.

 

Slimantics: Send in the clowns, the Legislature is in session

Posted 1/22/2015 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Legislature reached a key point in its 2015 session on Monday, the deadline for presenting new legislation.

 

Kathleen Parker: When the pope talks ...

Posted 1/22/2015 in National Columns

Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

 

Slimantics: Discrimination in the name of God is still discrimination

Posted 1/21/2015 in Local Columns

When I was a child, a visit from the preacher meant a flurry of activity.

 

Leonard Pitts: Something obscene about civil asset forfeitures

Posted 1/21/2015 in National Columns

Imagine this: You get pulled over by police. Maybe they claim you were seven miles over the speed limit, maybe they say you made an improper lane change. Doesn't matter, because the traffic stop is only a pretext.

 

 

Our View: People should decide if marijuana should be legalized

Posted 1/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, when the Monroe County Sheriff Department announced it had seized some illegal moonshine whiskey in a rural part of county, the prevailing reaction was mild amusement tinged with nostalgia.

 

 

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