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Our view: Seeking the better angels of our nature

Posted 11/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, two days before the 2016 presidential election, we make a prediction with full confidence: On Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls and select the second least popular president in our history.



Our View: The unseen costs of war

Posted 11/4/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

"Outlandish." That's how Judie G. Holmes described the number of active duty and veteran military suicides in the United States when speaking with the Columbus Exchange Club on Thursday.



Our View: Ensuring success of the amphitheater

Posted 11/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As construction of the multi-million dollar Terry Brown Amphitheater begins in earnest near the Riverwalk, it brings with it great promise.



Roses and thorns: 10-30-16

Posted 10/30/2016 in Dispatch Editorials



Mississippians' generosity on display yet again

Posted 10/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many things that Mississippi is known for, both good and bad. Of those distinctions, we find what might appear, at first blush, to be paradoxical: Mississippi is known as one of the poorest states and yet it is also known as one of the most generous.



Our View: Not all government-subsidized housing is created equally

Posted 10/27/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

A new $7 million housing development under construction on Yorkville Road might be considered cause for optimism.



Our View: Breast cancer is everyone's fight

Posted 10/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As National Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we are encouraged by the progress we have seen in this fight.



Our View: MUW's choices are a tribute to unsung heroes

Posted 10/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Often when a name goes up on a building, it honors a politician or benefactor.



Our View: Political maneuverings damage value of MDE's ratings

Posted 10/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, the Mississippi Department of Education released its "report cards" for the state's schools and school districts for the 2015-16 school year.



Our View: Social media requires precautions in absence of solutions

Posted 10/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The arrest of a Columbus man earlier this month on charges of using a computer to lure a child for sexual purposes should serve as a reminder that child predators are in every community.



Our View: Brooks charge of racism damages our community

Posted 10/18/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Leroy Brooks ought to be ashamed.



Our View: A chance to move beyond words to action on special ed

Posted 10/13/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are people in every community whose main involvement in addressing a problem is confined to complaining about it.



Our View: Colleges embrace wrong solution to a legitimate issue

Posted 10/11/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, on campuses across the country, there are efforts to create "safe zones," provide "trigger warnings" and combat "micro-aggression."



Our View: Not all TIFs are wise investments

Posted 10/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It's never easy to risk turning away business, especially in Mississippi which is currently in the throes of a severe economic crisis.



Our View: Career expos are vital part of today's educational process

Posted 10/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Earlier generations of Americans didn't have to give much thought to careers until they approached high school graduation, perhaps even later than that, "undeclared" being a common college major.



Our View: Volunteers can fill void for isolated students

Posted 10/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Your vote is your voice

Posted 9/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine for a moment, if you were among a group of people participating in a peaceful march or protest and you were approached by a cop and told that you, alone, were not permitted to take part.



Our View: The high cost of chutzpah

Posted 9/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For more than two years now, Columbus officials have been fighting to overturn two rulings involving cases where the mayor and city council were found to have violated the state's open meeting laws by conducting the public's business privately.



Our View: 'Tell me a story'

Posted 9/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Arts Council opened its fifth edition of Possum Town Tales on Thursday evening and will continue through Sunday.



Our View: City officials exercise poor judgment in travel decision

Posted 9/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Earlier this month, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, Police Chief Oscar Lewis and Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton traveled to Detroit to attend the funeral of the mother of a CPD police lieutenant, spending $4,130.79 of taxpayer money.



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