OPINIONS

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Our View: Sometimes raising taxes is the right thing to do

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials

At some point, our elected officials in Jackson must accept reality and make some tough, and likely, unpopular decisions about our state budget.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The debate over tax and spend

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

Money is always tight. That is the nature of money. There is never enough.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank

Posted earlier today in National Columns

Donald Trump's tweet about the media's being "the enemy of the American people" was a classic distraction -- in this case, from questions swirling around his team's troubling ties with our Russian adversaries.

 

 

Our View: Columbus Fire & Rescue sets standard for city departments

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

If, as the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, it seems fair to say that, of all the city of Columbus departments, Columbus Fire & Rescue most closely resembles a well-oiled machine.

 

 

Dana Milbank: What are Republicans going to do about Obamacare? 'No idea.'

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The Obamacare repeal effort was already in unstable condition. Now its status must be downgraded to critical -- and completely unserious.

 

 

Our View: A bad choice no one can afford

Posted 2/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

During the course of our lifetimes, all of us will make decisions and choices that will greatly impact our financial futures -- from decisions about higher education, training, changing jobs, investments and savings to the countless number of things we buy or don't buy.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Media errs allowing itself to become the story

Posted 2/22/2017 in Local Columns

Big mistake. To use an overused term, "Yuuge."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The 'confirmed unteachability' of humankind

Posted 2/22/2017 in National Columns

Imagine this. You are a boy, living in a child's blissful unaware.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is a Trump-Putin detente dead?

Posted 2/21/2017 in National Columns

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals.

 

Possumhaw: Observations of a crappie fisherman

Posted 2/20/2017 in Local Columns

When the lakes, creeks and rivers fill up and when the flowers bloom and the grasses green Sam's out to find the first crappie "spawners." Every few days the big brown delivery truck leaves a package from "Monk's Crappie," Sam's favorite fishing supplier.

 

Leonard Pitts: The education gap between left and right

Posted 2/20/2017 in National Columns

It's time we talked about the most consequential political divide in this country.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Hitting our heads against a border wall

Posted 2/20/2017 in National Columns

Illegal immigration from Mexico is yesterday's problem. Last year, more Mexicans left the United States than entered, according to the Pew Research Center. But if Donald Trump were to follow through on threats to ditch or decimate the North American Free Trade Agreement, illegal immigration from Mexico would become tomorrow's problem.

 

Ask Rufus: The Black Prairie of 1835

Posted 2/18/2017 in Local Columns

I have always considered myself to be a child of the prairie.

Partial to Home: Icebergs as big as houses

Posted 2/18/2017 in Local Columns

Sunday morning, two weeks ago, the parking lot of the Dollar General in Eastpoint, Florida, was jumping. Beth and I had stopped for bottled water. We were headed into the interior of the Florida Panhandle for a day of kayaking.

 

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