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Other Editors: Community health centers an important cog in state's healthcare system

Posted 2/5/2018 in National Columns

An important health resource for rural residents remains in limbo because of budgetary disputes in the U.S. Congress. Community health centers have been facing financial uncertainty since their funding expired on Sept. 30. And when U.S. senators reached a deal to fund the federal government though Feb. 8 and renew the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years, it did not include the community health centers.



Charlie Mitchell: Back-scratching with ad dollars

Posted 2/5/2018 in National Columns

A timid attempt was made last year to keep elected officials from spending your money to tell you what a great job they're doing. It didn't get far. A small band of lawmakers is trying again. The situation looks better.



Mississippi Voices: Early intervention with disadvantaged children has high ROI

Posted 2/3/2018 in National Columns

Gov. Phil Bryant kicked off a recent seminar at the Civil Rights Museum auditorium featuring Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. James Heckman.



Leonard Pitts: Understanding is the last thing they want

Posted 2/3/2018 in National Columns

What we've got here is failure to communicate. Except it's not really failure. It's actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you might understand some painful truths -- and then where would you be?



Froma Harrop: Big Pharma may own Washington, but it doesn't own Amazon

Posted 2/2/2018 in National Columns

President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though.



Mona Charen: The sometimes difficult truth

Posted 2/2/2018 in National Columns

Early in George W. Bush's first term, I was dining with a friend who didn't agree with my worldview.



Steve Chapman: Trump should do the state of the union every week

Posted 2/1/2018 in National Columns

This year's State of the Union address was in line with past ones: a tedious and bloated exercise in Washington pageantry that ate up a lot of cable news time despite its almost complete irrelevance to how Americans will actually be governed.



Leonard Pitts: Sisters are doin' it for us all

Posted 1/31/2018 in National Columns

Sisters are doin' it for themselves. That, you may remember, was the title of a hit 1985 pop song. But 33 years later, pop has become prophecy.



Bernard Goldberg: Trump and the psychiatrists out to get him

Posted 1/30/2018 in National Columns

It's been a while now since the president's doctor said that while Donald Trump could stand to lose a few pounds, he's in "excellent" health.



Other editors: Clear targets only way for schools to succeed

Posted 1/27/2018 in National Columns

The moving target teachers and school administrators in Mississippi are expected to hit each year with state-calculated grades might end up shifting again midyear after an apparent issue raised from federal education leaders.



Leonard Pitts: What if Donald Trump were smart?

Posted 1/27/2018 in National Columns

It is likely not a question you've given a lot of thought. After all, the urgency of our ongoing disaster leaves little time for speculation. One is too busy tallying up the damage that's happening to worry about the damage that could.



Steve Chapman: The Trump economy is no great success

Posted 1/27/2018 in National Columns

Amid all the uncertainty about Donald Trump's presidency, his admirers are sure of one thing: The economy is booming, and it's because of him. We are riding a mighty wave of prosperity driven by his tax cuts, deregulation and business savvy.



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