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Ask Rufus: Lost churches of Columbus

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Lately I have been asked about some of the old church buildings of Columbus that have been lost to so-called progress.

Being Beautiful: Turn up the radio and turn down Memory Lane

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

What has the magic power to transport us through space and time back to a moment, whether happy or sad?

Slimantics: If an eclipse can stop one war ...

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

On Monday, from about noon until 3 p.m. (local time), most of us are going to stop what we're doing to note a natural phenomenon -- a solar eclipse. When the eclipse is full, at approximately 1:28 p.m., the sun will look like a small orange crescent and the skies will be dark, but not entirely dark.


Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.



Leonard Pitts: Charlottesville didn't spring from nowhere

Posted yesterday in National Columns

It is important to look beyond the riot.



Patrick J. Buchanan: America's second civil war

Posted yesterday in National Columns

"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."



Wyatt Emmerich: Another Kemper power plant surprise

Posted 8/18/2017 in Local Columns

I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong.



Steve Chapman: Charlottesville, Trump and the resurgence of white nationalism

Posted 8/18/2017 in National Columns

The birth of a child is a happy occasion that inspires joy and celebration.


Slimantics: An experiment in the Delta

Posted 8/17/2017 in Local Columns

T.Mac Howard is not your typical civic club speaker, which probably accounts for his popularity.


Local voices: Streams of bliss flowing across the universe

Posted 8/17/2017 in Local Columns

Almost a century ago, Rabindranath Tagore -- Indian Noble Laureate for Literature in 1913 -- wrote a song beginning the line, "Streams of bliss are flowing across the universe."



Voice of the people: Jim Borsig



Froma Harrop: Trump no longer shocks. Helpers who know better do

Posted 8/17/2017 in National Columns

An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her.


Home Base: Truth and myths about American exceptionalism

Posted 8/16/2017 in Local Columns

Every time you flip on a light switch, you are literally unleashing evidence the idea of American exceptionalism, at least in its traditionally accepted form, is false.


Bernard Goldberg: Trump's refusal to denounce bigotry

Posted 8/16/2017 in National Columns

I don't believe that Donald Trump is a racist. I don't think he's a closet white supremacist or a suit and tie neo-Nazi. I don't believe he hates Jews.



Our View: Confederate monuments: The time for conversation is now

Posted 8/15/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Only hours after a protest organized by white nationalists against the removal of a Confederate monument erupted in chaos and deadly violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Southern mayor announced the violence had caused him to speed up plans for relocating Confederate statuary in his town.



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