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Slimantics: Are we becoming a nation of lousy citizens?

Posted yesterday 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 yesterday 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.



Our View: Fred's closing may present an opportunity

Posted 4/18/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

The news that Fred's will close two stores in Columbus by the end of May has alarmed long-time patrons of the stores and moved Mayor Robert Smith to pen a letter to the chain's corporate office in Memphis pleading for the company to change its mind.



Mona Charen: Did Bernie Sanders Steal His Wealth?

Posted 4/18/2019 in National Columns

In 2016 and 2017, Bernie Sanders raked in over a million bucks. Last year, his gross income was down to $561,293 -- still not too shabby.


Slimantics: More than 'simple' charity

Posted 4/17/2019 in Local Columns

Someone who wandered into the large first-floor meeting room at the Columbus Marriott Tuesday evening would have immediately recognized that the 94 people gathered there had one thing in common: They were all women. The similarities pretty much ended there.


Leonard Pitts: Intolerance has no greater champion than Trump

Posted 4/17/2019 in National Columns

And what will you say afterward, America?



Froma Harrop: Change is coming to health care. Vote wisely

Posted 4/17/2019 in National Columns

It's a solid bet that our health care future won't look quite like the present. Whether the outcome would be good or bad for the average working stiff will depend a great deal on who is president after the 2020 election.



Our View: The perfect candidate addresses substantive issues

Posted 4/16/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

With roughly four months before Mississippians go to the polls to elect all state-wide offices, the latest Millsaps College/Chism Strategies State of the State Survey provides an interesting glimpse into what likely voters see as important issues in the campaign.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Wyatt Emmerich: Lack of Medicaid expansion is holding state back

Posted 4/16/2019 in Local Columns

With state Elections coming up, one of the hottest issues is expansion of Medicaid


Possumhaw: Ducks take a stroll

Posted 4/15/2019 in Local Columns

The oddest thing happens every year about this time. Besides the torrential rains, the Pekin ducks come waddling up to the house.


Marc Dion: Stealing the tools

Posted 4/15/2019 in National Columns

When I was very young, maybe 40 years ago, I worked with a number of unreconstructed workingmen.



Mona Charen: Twitter ain't America

Posted 4/15/2019 in National Columns

An appropriately Twitteresque meme circulated recently on that platform: Write a sad story in just three words.



Voice of the people: William Hairston



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