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Our View: State needs a clearer path in restoring voting rights for felons

Posted 12/3/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Today in New Orleans, six Mississippians who are former felons will present a premise to a federal appeals court: It should not take an act of Congress to have your voting rights restored.



Patrick J. Buchanan: In Hong Kong, it's US vs. China now

Posted 12/3/2019 in National Columns

At first glance, it would appear that five months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong had produced a stunning triumph.



Other Editors: Paper trails provide needed backup to electronic ballots

Posted 12/3/2019 in National Columns

Election security requires that voters trust the results. But many electronic voting systems are clearly insecure, and untrustworthy. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, our country faces a voting security crisis. Here's why -- paperless voting machines are just waiting to be hacked in 2020.



Voice of the people: James Hodges



Voice of the people: William Gillmore



Leonard Pitts: Here's how to combat the evil being done in our names

Posted 12/2/2019 in National Columns

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays.


Possumhaw: Home is where the hearth is

Posted 12/2/2019 in Local Columns

Thanksgiving has come and gone, as have pre-Black Friday and Black Friday sales, along with the family members who graced our home for the Thanksgiving celebration. We had many things to give thanks for: reasonably good health, plenty of warmth and sunshine, and more good food than should be legal.

Partial to Home: Miracle in New Hope

Posted 12/1/2019 in Local Columns

Monday afternoon Bill Cole sat on a barstool in the empty bay of a metal building that houses Dixie Towing, the New Hope business he has owned and operated for 30 years and looked out across the road. Cole was wearing pressed jeans, cowboy boots and a black long-sleeved shirt. His swept-back white hair gives him the look of a country music star -- think Charlie Rich.


Dusty Houser: On Thanksgiving, Mississippi's habitual laws are keeping families like mine apart

Posted 12/1/2019 in Local Columns

Thanksgiving is a bittersweet holiday for my family. While we find joy in gathering together to give thanks, the day is also a painful reminder that we may never have the opportunity to share a meal with my father again.


Ask Rufus: Happy 200th Birthday, Columbus

Posted 11/30/2019 in Local Columns

This coming Friday, December 6, 2019, will mark the bicentennial of Columbus' official recognition as the Town of Columbus.


Mona Charen: On being the good guys

Posted 11/29/2019 in National Columns

People often offer cynical interpretations of American support for Israel. It's the malign influence of the Jewish lobby, or Israel is a colonial outpost of the American hegemon or Israel has brainwashed American policymakers. What these right-wing conspiracists, anti-Semites and committed leftists miss is that there isn't any mystery about the bond between the U.S. and Israel. U.S. support for Israel, and vice versa, has been based on shared values.



Marc Dion: The socioeconomics of menthol cigarettes

Posted 11/29/2019 in National Columns

In my home state of Massachusetts, where a wily state government has found a way to do everything except stop people from leaving the older cities, there is a war on flavored tobacco and vaping products. A ban of both is on the way.



Our view: Lottery requires good judgment, restraint

Posted 11/29/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

This week marked a historic event in Mississippi. Monday at 5 a.m., the Mississippi Lottery Corporation offered its first lottery games -- a group of four scratch-off tickets that featured prizes up to $100,000.



Our view: The fire of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

Posted 11/27/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Today is Thanksgiving and, if we are entirely honest with ourselves, we will admit that aligning our attitude with the spirit of the holiday sometimes requires some real effort.



Voice of the people: Bill Gillmore



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