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Our View: Choose competence

Posted 3/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, voters go to the polls to decide who will represent Ward 5 on the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Last chance for America?

Posted 3/1/2016 in National Columns

The "Super Tuesday" primaries may be a turning point for America -- and quite possibly a turn for the worse.

 

Possumhaw: Party on the porch

Posted 2/29/2016 in Local Columns

Hungry birds are always welcome.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar

 

 

Voice of the people: Dale Robinson

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: A less-than-impressive field

Posted 2/29/2016 in Local Columns

Pete Seeger wrote a cycle of life song 60 years ago, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?"

 

Patrick Buchanan: Hillary vs. The Donald

Posted 2/27/2016 in National Columns

In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race -- which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries -- what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court?

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: One writer to another

Posted 2/27/2016 in National Columns

When I moved to Monroeville, Alabama, in 1975, it was because of Bill Stewart, not Nelle Harper Lee. Stewart was the publisher of The Monroe Journal, an excellent weekly run by Bill Stewart's son, Steve, and his daughter-in-law, Patrice.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: If Obama wasn't 'black' before, he certainly is now

Posted 2/27/2016 in National Columns

Today's column is for the benefit of one Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson.

 

Birney Imes: A bit of Alabama history

Posted 2/27/2016 in Local Columns

Tuesday afternoon, in a warehouse in Fayette, Alabama, Kimberly Bowling, a 45-year-old mother of three, Auburn University graduate and business owner, maneuvered a pallet jack up the ramp of a semi-trailer and pushed it under a listing tower of glass jars. The jars, $20,000 worth of them, had just arrived by truck from Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Roses and thorns

Posted 2/27/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the collaborative effort among utility interests to help many of our citizens improve their energy efficiency of their homes.

 

Common sense and crime

Posted 2/27/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

If a tree falls in Columbus, does it make a sound? The answer is yes. In fact, apparently it can be heard as far away as Tupelo.

 

Ask Rufus: Fact or fiction? The Bride of the Eliza Battle

Posted 2/27/2016 in Local Columns

The first of March and unsettled weather always brings to my mind the horrific story of the Eliza Battle.

 

Our View: Two meetings, two perspectives on drugs

Posted 2/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There were two public meetings Thursday evening in Columbus, both touching a common topic but from far different perspectives.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Scalia shed light on the mind of a true conservative

Posted 2/26/2016 in Local Columns

When a screenwriter concocts a conservative, the prototype is standard.

 

Lynn Spruill: Time to quit talking and just do it

Posted 2/26/2016 in Local Columns

When I say we're starting from scratch, I wish I were talking about biscuits.

 

Our View: Jeff Smith: Beer czar or just bizarre?

Posted 2/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As the Legislature proceeds with its 2016 session, the economic outlook is worrisome for out state.

 

 

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