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Our View: When sources cooperate, a more complete story emerges

Posted about 1 hour ago in Dispatch Editorials

P.T. Barnum famously said there's no such thing as bad publicity, but these days you aren't likely to find many people who ascribe to that theory.



Brett Kittredge: Occupational licenses can no longer be revoked for defaulting on student loans

Posted about 1 hour ago in Local Columns

Did you know that Mississippi has a law on the books that allows licensing boards to suspend or revoke your professional license if you default on your student loans?


Slimantics: A graduation letter to my niece

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

There are any number of things we associate with spring -- flowers, baseball, weddings, allergies, etc. But most prominent among all spring events must be graduations.


Patrick Buchanan: The Democrats divide on impeachment

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation.



Leonard Pitts: No more wishy-washy feelings about impeaching Trump

Posted yesterday in National Columns

I'll admit that I've been wishy-washy about this.


Slimantics: When it's appropriate to dress in 'black face'

Posted 4/23/2019 in Local Columns

Today, let's talk about all the situations where it is appropriate to dress in "black face."


Wyatt Emmerich: Multiple voices move state forward on criminal justice reform

Posted 4/23/2019 in Local Columns

The legislature has just passed another bill designed to tackle Mississippi's sky-high incarceration rate.



Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar



Marc Dion: The Hand of God

Posted 4/22/2019 in National Columns

I watched Notre Dame de Paris burn from my couch, located in my house, located one block from a 100-year-old Catholic church that is 80 percent empty on Sundays. In the back of the church is a redbrick Catholic school, abandoned for decades.


Possumhaw: Poetry, blossoms and baseball

Posted 4/20/2019 in Local Columns

Only 80 some-odd days until the official start of summer and for us Southerners, summer will come even sooner. Outside my sunroom windows trees are every color of green, the yellow swamp irises surround the lake waving like flags in the wind, tiny leaves peek out from the crepe myrtles, while daisies abound, and the purple irises look 3 feet tall. Snap dragons from last year are overflowing in window boxes as are a few petunias.


Voice of the people: Melody Vydas



Leonard Pitts Jr.: A few reasons to be hopeful

Posted 4/20/2019 in National Columns

This is about Kyle Korver and that white lady on the plane. The former is an NBA veteran, a sharp-shooting forward for the Utah Jazz. The latter edged past my seat on the way to her own on a crowded flight about two weeks back. A button on her shirt caught my attention. "Black Lives Matter," it said.


Ask Rufus: A Reflection of Sainte-Chapelle

Posted 4/20/2019 in Local Columns

Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus is an example of a type of Gothic form rarely found in the South and is one of the most architecturally significant religious structures in Mississippi.

Slimantics: Are we becoming a nation of lousy citizens?

Posted 4/19/2019 in Local Columns

What does it mean to be a good citizen? Better yet, what is required for someone to fit that description?


Marion Whitley: Love letter to the Dem School (and student teachers in Navy Blue)

Posted 4/19/2019 in National Columns

I was fresh off my grandfather's farm on Highway 12, broken-hearted at leaving my Caledonia classmates and Miss King. Life didn't end, but changed in unexpected ways when I found myself enrolled at MSCW's Demonstration School.



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