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Adele Elliott: Endings and beginnings -- circular politics

Posted 11/13/2012 in Local Columns

The presidential election of 2012 is over. Hallelujah! I am sure most of us are more than ready to close the door on the ugliness, mud slinging and tedious ads.

 

George Will: A reformed Republican party

Posted 11/12/2012 in National Columns

Conservatives should jauntily sing as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did in a year when the country's chin was on the ground. Conservatives are hardly starting from scratch in their continuing courtship of the electorate, half of which embraced their message more warmly than it did this year's messenger.

 

Possumhaw: Tucking it all in

Posted 11/12/2012 in Local Columns

Nighttime temperatures dropped into the 30s and the first day of frost is precariously close.

 

Our view: We're not there yet

Posted 11/9/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

This week's ugly incident on the University of Mississippi campus is a stark reminder that race relations in Mississippi continue to be an issue, not just for the university but for our state.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Take Two

Posted 11/9/2012 in National Columns

Now that the election is over, and President Obama has returned to Washington to try to turn all the rhetoric about working together into something real, Republicans and talking heads (especially the conservative ones whose predictions seemed to be based entirely on wishful thinking and perhaps the desire for some last-minute fundraising) are obsessing about how Mitt Romney managed to lose this election.

 

 

Our view: Questions need answering before we get on the bus

Posted 11/8/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, Lawrence Transit System, an Indiana company that wants to establish a bus service in Columbus, sent a letter to local media via Travis Jones, the city's director of federal programs.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Republicans need to take their party back

Posted 11/8/2012 in National Columns

Americans wanted to keep the country they know, and said so Tuesday. Now it's time for responsible Republicans to take their party back from the fringe that loses them elections.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Leaving the country' not as easy as it sounds

Posted 11/6/2012 in National Columns

We live in time of instant communication. But that doesn't mean all communication is instant. Some of us -- columnists, specifically -- must meet advance deadlines, meaning hours and often days pass before anyone reads what we write.

 

 

Our view: Now's the time to do your part: Vote today

Posted 11/6/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Today marks the end of another presidential campaign, and while the race for the White House may be hotly contested, there is at least one point on which everyone can agree: This day could not have come soon enough.

 

Possumhaw: The best Sunday ever

Posted 11/5/2012 in Local Columns

At 90 years old, Ms. Fannie declared, "This is my best day at church yet!" 'Tis the season for homecomings and that Sunday was homecoming at Shaeffer's Chapel. People who have never been to Shaeffer's Chapel come to the reunion, but Ms. Fannie Gerhart has never been anywhere else.

 

Susan Estrich: One country

Posted 11/5/2012 in National Columns

I'm sitting here in the bright sunshine in Pompeii. At any minute, the Earth could shake, and my city would look no better, and possibly worse, than New York.

 

 

Voice of the people: David Owen

I am writing to correct some of the mis-perceptions of the BP settlement expressed in Slim Smith's article of Oct. 31.

 

 

George Will: Obama's campaign goes empty and strident

Posted 11/2/2012 in National Columns

Energetic in body but indolent in mind, Barack Obama in his frenetic campaigning for a second term is promising to replicate his first term, although simply apologizing would be appropriate.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: In GOP view, life is sacred ... except when it's not

Posted 11/2/2012 in National Columns

This year, the GOP adopted -- again -- a platform under which no woman could ever legally have an abortion.

 

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

On Monday a public information and input meeting for the CAFB was held at the Trotter Convention Center and only two -- that's right, two -- citizens attended this presentation that was well prepared and presented.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Sorry, dealer's all out of race cards

Posted 11/1/2012 in National Columns

Predictable as rain, the race card has surfaced just in time to stir up electoral passions, justify outcomes and explain away inconvenient truths.

 

 

Our view: All the right moves ...

Posted 11/1/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

We were greatly encouraged Monday when the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed with the City of Columbus to address a mutual problem -- the facilities at the Columbus Soccer Complex.

 

 

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