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Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush, free at last

Posted 11/7/2015 in National Columns

If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops. At least one Bush, patriarch George H.W. Bush, has been singing his heart out with author Jon Meacham, whose biography of the 41st president will soon be released.

 

Susan Estrich: Marco Rubio's money problems

Posted 11/7/2015 in National Columns

It worked like a charm in the last debate. Marco Rubio knew he'd be questioned about his personal finances. When members of the Senate co-mingle campaign and personal funds, face foreclosures on second homes and are forced to liquidate their retirement funds (and pay thousands of dollars in taxes), it gets noticed -- especially if they're running for president.

 

 

Our View: Minor's work illustrates the power of reporting

Posted 11/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In 1947, the New Orleans Times-Picayune sent a 25-year-old reporter Louisiana native to Jackson to become the newspaper's one-man Mississippi bureau. He was dispatched with just one instruction: "Go."

 

Lynn Spruill: Saying a grateful good-bye

Posted 11/6/2015 in Local Columns

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Starkville held their last formal meeting in the old location this week.

 

Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush doesn't know how to fight

Posted 11/6/2015 in National Columns

Soon after Wednesday night's Republican debate, the phone rang: "Did the fat lady sing?" asked the voice on the other end.

 

 

Our View: Mark Keenum's game of (no) change

Posted 11/5/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a good thing that Dean Colvard, and not Mark Keenum, was the president of Mississippi State University in March 1963.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Word 'privatize' has vanished; privatization hasn't

Posted 11/5/2015 in Local Columns

Twenty or so years ago, 'privatize' became a big word. The trend had started slowly.

 

 

Our View: Who won the election? It depends on how you view it

Posted 11/4/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, voters throughout the state went to the polls to determine local, regional and state races, as well as a proposal to amend the state's constitution.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Procrastination explained ... now

Posted 11/4/2015 in National Columns

I came upon this article on procrastination and saved it for "later reading." Ha-ha-ha.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Making sense of our troubled times

Posted 11/4/2015 in National Columns

As Republican presidential candidates debate the debates, roiling and railing against the unfairness of it all, campaigns have been busy rebooting candidates and crafting fresh slogans.

 

Our View: A step in the right direction

Posted 11/3/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Today is election day, an important day in the life of a community. So was yesterday.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Possumhaw: The memory game

Posted 11/2/2015 in Local Columns

The attorney next to me was having a conversation with his assistant. I listened.

 

 

Voice of the people: Rowan Williams Haug

 

 

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