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Our View: Pre-K education is key to helping students with disabilities

Posted 6/18/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

LeDerick Horne does not have to draw from reports, studies or other data in his role as an advocate for those with learning disabilities.



Wyatt Emmerich: Billions in bonds issued without any competitive bids

Posted 6/18/2019 in Local Columns

Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way. There's no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It's probably in the millions of dollars.


Possumhaw: Music of the morning

Posted 6/17/2019 in Local Columns

Sam walked in the door asking, "What happened on the porch? It looks like a gale force wind swept through."


Patrick Buchanan: Russiagate is no Watergate

Posted 6/17/2019 in National Columns

"History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump.


Partial to Home: Why I love Finland

Posted 6/15/2019 in Local Columns

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- We took a seat on the ferry to Suomenlinna next to a man eating strawberries. He looked like an athlete, tall, lean with California-surfer good looks. He was dressed in his bicycle garb, helmet at his side.


Other editors: Third grade gate's big challenge

Posted 6/15/2019 in National Columns

The good news is that another 3,000 third graders have gotten a high enough score on Mississippi's reading test to advance to the fourth grade.



Voice of the people: Joe Dillon


Ask Rufus: The Beginning of a Town, June 1819

Posted 6/15/2019 in Local Columns

The founding of Columbus involved a series of settlements and events stretching from 1810 to 1819.

Slimantics: Bulldog Baseball: Seems like old times

Posted 6/14/2019 in Local Columns

In 1985, I made my first and only trip to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series.


Froma Harrop: Tweets, stock prices and Donald Trump

Posted 6/13/2019 in National Columns

President Donald Trump's tweets often set off big gyrations in stock prices. Anyone who knows of the tweets in advance could make a fortune, though not legally.



Larry Elder: America will always be 'racist' -- if nirvana is the goal

Posted 6/13/2019 in National Columns

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted that America could elect a black president in 40 years or less.



Our View: The spirit of optimism at Camp Rising Sun

Posted 6/12/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

For 32 years, Camp Rising Sun has been beating the odds, facing down challenges and innovating, not unlike the kids for whom the camp was founded.



Patrick Buchanan: Are abortion & gay rights American values?

Posted 6/12/2019 in National Columns

"My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as ... doctrine. Life begins at conception. ... I just refuse to impose that on others."



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