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Mona Charen: Why do we care about Jamal Khashoggi?

Posted 10/12/2018 in National Columns

He had an appointment at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to collect some documents he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee -- a certificate showing that he was divorced from his first wife. He entered the consulate on Oct. 2 at 1:14 p.m., asking his fiancee to wait outside for him. She did. Until 2 a.m. He never emerged.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Even birth control is under attack

Posted 10/11/2018 in National Columns

There was a time when Republicans and Democrats generally agreed that access to birth control was a public good. Most saw preventing unwanted pregnancies as key to making abortions rare.

 

 

Our View: It's past time for Councilman Jones to explain himself

Posted 10/10/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Until eight days ago, Stephen Jones seemed to comport himself as a model citizen. Since joining the council as its Ward 5 representative 2-1/2 years ago, he's acted in that role with what's appeared to be unflappable integrity. He's often been an independent swing vote, and he's never been one to shy away from explaining his positions or accepting accountability for his decisions.

 

 

Voice of the people: Billy Hairston

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Progressives need more than a majority

Posted 10/10/2018 in National Columns

Here's what gets me about progressives. They never seem to realize that they are the majority. Yet on issue after issue, the polling consistently shows that they are.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Informed communities are the best communities

Posted 10/9/2018 in Local Columns

Newspapers are businesses like no other. While other employers contribute to community life, newspapers, when operating at their best, are centers for community conversation and drive the quality of community life.

 

 

Voice of the people: Presley Hutchens

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Casualty lists from the Kavanaugh battle

Posted 10/9/2018 in National Columns

After a 50-year siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism - perhaps for decades.

 

Possumhaw: It was a bluebird day

Posted 10/8/2018 in Local Columns

The rains came, filling the lakes and greening the grass again. The temperatures dropped 10 degrees, making the days more pleasant. We seem to be grass cutting and bush-hogging later into the year. Sam tucks away the tractor and the lawnmower for the season, only to pull it out again. "Maybe one more cut," he says.

Partial to Home: Remembering Bob

Posted 10/7/2018 in Local Columns

The characteristic that probably best defined Bob McIntyre was his willingness to help others. Plenty of other adjectives apply: He was smart, kind, curious and very funny. People loved him. The goodness in him was plain to see.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'The Republican Party has clearly lost its way'

Posted 10/7/2018 in National Columns

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican.

 

Ask Rufus: The Lost Heroes of Memorial Day

Posted 10/6/2018 in Local Columns

This week a project will commence to try and locate lost graves of Union soldiers who were buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus during the Civil War.

Slimantics: State-wide poll gives insight into coming elections

Posted 10/5/2018 in Local Columns

Millsaps College, in cooperation with Chism Strategies, released the finds from its latest quarterly poll of Mississippi voters this week and the results show some intriguing views as Mississippians go to vote next month and next year.

 

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