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Birney Imes: And the bride wore ... a parachute?

Posted about 2 hours ago in Local Columns

"Did your mother use these much?" I asked my wife. I was washing dishes after a meal served on her mother's wedding china. "Hardly ever," Beth replied. "They didn't have much to choose from back then," she said, by way of explaining the pattern. And then, to make her point: "She got married in a dress made from a parachute."

 

Voice of the people: A vile and boggy odor

Some mornings I go outside to meet the morning freshness and am greeted by a vile and boggy odor. It seems to creep over Columbus before sunrise, from one of the industrial presences south of town.

 

Roses and thorns: 2/1/15

Posted about 2 hours ago in Roses & Thorns

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: History on the big screen

Posted about 2 hours ago in National Columns

The second record album I ever owned was "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first, a compilation of rock hits by various artists, including the inimitable Aretha Franklin singing "Sweet Bitter Love," one of the best songs ever sung. I still have Albums One and Two, their surfaces scratched and covers worn.

 

Kathleen Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

Posted about 2 hours ago in National Columns

This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather, she was one of the war's most conspicuous victims -- fragged, you might say, by her own troops.

 

Dana Milbank: The White House game of drones

Posted about 2 hours ago in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- I confess to being surprised by the surprise over the discovery Monday of a drone at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Happily, this particular offender was nothing worse than a hobbyist's copter gone awry. But the presence of drones at the White House should not come as news to anybody who has ever heard a Joe Biden speech or a press briefing by Josh Earnest. Drones large and small are a fixture at this White House.

 

Slimantics: Presidential campaigns and the Little Dooey effect

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Mitt Romney didn't announce he was running for President during his visit to Mississippi on Wednesday.

Lynn Spruill: A watershed moment

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Watershed moments are described as times in history when there occurs "a critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point."

 

Leonard Pitts: We could have predicted Cake Wars II

Posted yesterday in National Columns

We should have seen this one coming.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Rupert is right

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Mitt Romney and his allies are not very pleased with media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who this week said out loud what most political pros have been stewing about for years: Romney was a "terrible candidate."

 

 

Voice of the people: Don Newman

 

Slimantics: Our greatest unofficial national holiday

Posted 1/29/2015 in Local Columns

Each year between Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January and Presidents' Day in February, our nation pauses to celebrate a great national holiday.

 

Lisa McLeod: One horrible thing wrong with schools

Posted 1/29/2015 in National Columns

Do you remember career counseling when you were in school?

 

 

Our View: An example, an inspiration, a challenge

Posted 1/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The life of James Wallace "Jimmy" Garton was celebrated Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus.

 

 

Voice of the people: Carl Lee

 

 

Susan Estrich: Word games

Posted 1/28/2015 in National Columns

The brilliant actor Benedict Cumberbatch is in hot water for getting his words wrong

 

 

Our View: Council should interview school board candidates in public

Posted 1/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

During it's March 3 meeting, the Columbus City Council will make two appointments to the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Voice of the people: Anne Freeze

 

 

Voice of the people: Dianne Rueff

 

 

Froma Harrop: Free tuition at community college should just be the start

Posted 1/27/2015 in National Columns

It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem.

 

 

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