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Rheta Johnson: Country mouse in a city trap

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

ATLANTA -- In 1994, I borrowed the truck that hauled the loaner bed to the thinly disguised doublewide I was renting outside of Atlanta.



Susan Estrich: The Tsongas Bill

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

That's what it was called back in 1979, when Paul Tsongas, the freshman senator from Massachusetts, introduced a bill to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation to the list (which already included race, religion and sex) of things you couldn't (absent narrow exceptions) base employment decisions on.



Leonard Pitts: For adults, there's no room for childish behavior

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

Boys will be boys. Strip away the extraneous verbiage and that is what much of the defense of Richie Incognito boils down to. Incognito, a Miami Dolphins lineman, was booted from the team a few days ago -- perhaps permanently -- for abusive conduct, racist language and bullying behavior toward fellow lineman Jonathan Martin. Incognito's teammates are firmly on his side.


Kathleen Parker: Obamacare Rx: a well-delivered apology

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

President Obama is no lip-biting, tear-streaked, chin-trembling apologist.


Lynn Spruill: Partisan politics has no place in local races

Posted 11/8/2013 in Local Columns

Oktibbeha County along with several nearby local governments had special elections this week. In our case it was for county prosecutor.



Kathleen Parker: The sin of omission in Obamacare

Posted 11/8/2013 in National Columns

Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was to never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.



Voice of the people: City responds to newspaper's criticism of judge



Our view: Fair and impartial? Clinkscales must go

Posted 11/7/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

In her role as municipal court judge for the City of Columbus, Nicole Clinkscales is expected to perform her duties without bias or prejudice. By either word or conduct, she should not display bias or prejudice on the basis of race or any number of public issues. This is not a mere expectation or a standard to strive for. It is an absolute requirement.



Leonard Pitts: Think you're being watched? Maybe you are

Posted 11/7/2013 in National Columns



Browning on Business: Columbus eyes corridor improvement project on Hwy. 45

Posted 11/7/2013 in Local Columns

This is the first of what will be a weekly column appearing in The Dispatch each Thursday. The tone will be laidback, the news will be accurate and the topic will always be about business happenings in the Golden Triangle.



Our view: A tale of two business owners

Posted 11/6/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday night, the Columbus City Council considered a request for a 30-day extension on its agreement to bring bus service to the city.



Susan Estrich: The brave men and women of the TSA

Posted 11/6/2013 in National Columns



Clarence Page: Shakespeare echoes in today's politics

Posted 11/6/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the people: Brenda Caradine



Voice of the people: Nancy Allyn Verhoek-Miller



Our view: When good people remain silent ...

Posted 11/5/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Jonathan Martin is 6-foot-5 inches tall and weighs 315 pounds. He is not only huge, but athletic. That combination of size and agility led him to a career as a professional athlete: He is an offensive tackle for the NFL's Miami Dolphins. At 24 years of age, he is in the prime of his physical development.



Froma Harrop: Eyes will dry over Obamacare

Posted 11/5/2013 in National Columns



Charlie Mitchell: Deadline looms for students seeking equivalency diplomas

Posted 11/4/2013 in Local Columns


Possumhaw: Fox by the tail

Posted 11/4/2013 in Local Columns

I watched for the rising and lowering of the fox's side for some sign of breath. I thought there was none, but you want to be sure before you grab a fox by the tail. I learned my lesson once with a possum.


Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



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