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Charlie Mitchell: Out with the old, in with the new on many fronts

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

It's probably premature to make projections for the new year when the old one has a week or so left, so apologies for getting ahead of the calendar.



Froma Harrop: May you be healthy and covered in 2019

Posted earlier today in National Columns

A federal judge in Texas just threw out the Affordable Care Act root and branch. If the decision were to survive legal challenges, an estimated 17 million Americans could lose their health coverage.


Possumhaw: A goose and a gander

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

The Canada geese are back in the fields and edging along the lakeside; sometimes venturing into the lake, drifting leisurely, foraging for food or avoiding visitors.


Mona Charen: Collusion is possible

Posted yesterday in National Columns

It has become an article of faith in some quarters on the right -- well, most -- that Robert Mueller's investigation has found no evidence of collusion with Russia and has accordingly shifted gears to process crimes like lying to the FBI or obstruction of justice. Having decided that this must be true, many have called for Mueller to wrap it up.



Marc Dion: I Won't Gloat. I Won't Gloat.

Posted yesterday in National Columns

As the toothed trap closes on Donald Trump, he contemplates going coyote, and chewing through his own leg, leaving it behind and limping off into the underbrush to either heal or grow a new one.


Partial to Home: On Magowah Creek

Posted 12/15/2018 in Local Columns

Shortly after passing Bob Roberts Barbecue and Burkhalter Rigging, the motorist heading south on Highway 45 crosses three streams, Motley Slough, Gilmer Creek and Magowah Creek.


Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett


Ask Rufus: Christmas Traditions?

Posted 12/15/2018 in Local Columns

My column today is a look at some unusual Christmas celebrations in Mississippi during the 1800s and earlier.


Phil Bryant: Bold criminal justice reform is needed

Posted 12/14/2018 in Local Columns

I spoke at the first Mississippi Summit on Criminal Justice Reform on Tuesday about the need to invest in proven public safety strategies. Those in attendance heard similar testimonials from legislators, judges, law enforcement officials, and families impacted by incarceration, all of whom are ready to see Mississippi take the next step on criminal justice reform.


Slimantics: Real criminal justice reform means comprehensive changes

Posted 12/14/2018 in Local Columns

This week's criminal justice summit in Jackson was hailed as a milestone moment in criminal justice reform, drawing speakers from both the political left and right in addressing a problem that both sides agree has had a devastating affect on our state.


Kate Farabaugh: AG opinion will strengthen state legislature

Posted 12/14/2018 in Local Columns

Every year around this time, the Mississippi Legislature develops a variety of policies and bills designed to reinvent or reform public education -- school choice, high-stakes testing, letter grades for school performance, you name it.



Our View: From a modest start, Happy Irby fund is an example of how we can all help

Posted 12/13/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

In keeping with the spirit of the season, we take note of the many opportunities we have to help the less fortunate, often through large, well-organized charities.



Larry Elder: Mueller probe: If convictions equals success, Whitewater was a triumph

Posted 12/13/2018 in National Columns

President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller's recent filings on ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump former lawyer/"fixer" Michael Cohen.



Our View: Labat and Shelton show admirable leadership, cooperation

Posted 12/12/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Since her arrival as superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District this summer, Cherie Labat has taken pains to carefully craft and nurture the image the city's schools present to the community.



Daniel Gardner: We're all in this together

Posted 12/12/2018 in Local Columns

Gracious! We're ending 2018 on a bitter note, no different from the cacophony we've heard continually since the 2016 election.



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