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Kathleen Parker: Don't be afraid. Be worried.

Posted 10/16/2016 in National Columns

f I were to distill a recent public discussion about the state of our nation to one word, it would be "worried."

 

Ask Rufus: The art of history

Posted 10/15/2016 in Local Columns

I recently bought a painting by Josh Meador from a Nevada art dealer. It arrived today and got me thinking about how history and art are intertwined.

Thomas Sowell: Words versus deeds

Posted 10/14/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump's gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse.

Kathleen Parker: Who's worse: Trump or Clinton?

Posted 10/14/2016 in National Columns

It should surprise no one that this presidential election -- the first ever to involve a female nominee from a major party in the top spot -- has devolved into a contest of man's ultimate metaphor.

 

Our View: A chance to move beyond words to action on special ed

Posted 10/13/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are people in every community whose main involvement in addressing a problem is confined to complaining about it.

 

 

Voice of the people: Brandt Galloway

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump is no man

Posted 10/13/2016 in National Columns

Look, I'm a guy, all right?

 

Slimantics: Dickie Scruggs and second chances

Posted 10/12/2016 in Local Columns

Dickie Scruggs' visit to Columbus Tuesday -- he spoke at the Rotary Club to make his pitch for his non-profit designed to provide support for adult literacy/job training -- captured my attention as soon as his visit was announced.

 

Local voices: The plight of refugees

Posted 10/12/2016 in Local Columns

Last month, there was monsoon flooding along the borderline of Bangladesh and India.

 

 

Our View: Colleges embrace wrong solution to a legitimate issue

Posted 10/11/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, on campuses across the country, there are efforts to create "safe zones," provide "trigger warnings" and combat "micro-aggression."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The Donald lives!

Posted 10/11/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump turned in perhaps the most effective performance in the history of presidential debates on Sunday night.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Donald Trump is mentally ill

Posted 10/11/2016 in National Columns

Who "won" the second presidential debate? Skip that question. Who lost it? Easy answer. The American people and the reputation of their nation.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Barbour sees media trends as fuel for polarization

Posted 10/10/2016 in Local Columns

Before he was governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour was a national Republican insider, serving as a senior adviser to President Ronald Reagan and, during the same career phase, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

 

Ask Rufus: An elegant sufficiency

Posted 10/8/2016 in Local Columns

I recall from my childhood an elderly cousin, Dr. William Richards. After a good meal he would often look up and announce that he had had an "elegant sufficiency."

Leonard Pitts: Where will Trump's believers go when he implodes?

Posted 10/8/2016 in National Columns

I used to love "The X-Files." Like millions of Americans, I unfailingly followed FBI agents Mulder and Scully's search for the truth in a labyrinth of conspiracy.

 

Kathleen Parker: Apparently, my thoughts are 'dangerous.' Who knew?

Posted 10/8/2016 in National Columns

ELON, N.C. -- When I first heard that some Elon University students were protesting my invitation to speak on campus and saying my thoughts were "dangerous," I was, of course, thrilled and immediately amended my bio.

 

 

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