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Susan Estrich: Stomachaches

Posted 10/8/2014 in National Columns

I've had stomachaches for as long as I can remember.

 

Slimantics: Bulldogs, Rebels are an argument against the status quo

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

This isn't supposed to happen. In fact, as recently as a few years ago, the general consensus is that it could never happen.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Respect for work, workers is a sign of community health

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

Years ago a teacher tried to explain the American attitude toward work.

 

Possumhaw: A weekend to nourish

Posted 10/6/2014 in Local Columns

"When did eating naturally become alternative?" It was a weekend to rest and study homesteading arts in a place not unlike the Prairie house only I would not do laundry or cook or even make my bed. I left my laptop and chose instead to take a notebook and a pen.

 

Other Editors: A public defender program needed

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

The justice system in Mississippi is partially broken, and lawmakers have long ignored the most obvious fix -- a statewide public defender program.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: You almost feel sorry for Sean Groubert

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two.

 

Ask Rufus: The high style of James Lull

Posted 10/4/2014 in Local Columns

James Lull was a Vermont born, Philadelphia trained architect who was responsible for many of most impressive buildings in mid-19th century Columbus.

Birney Imes: National Newspaper Week

Posted 10/4/2014 in Local Columns

Maybe this has happened to you. You drive past a stand of trees in a field or down a particular city street -- you've been going that way for years -- and then one afternoon after a late afternoon rainstorm the warm light and clean air transforms the familiar into something magical and almost unrecognizable. It's like being reintroduced to a person or place you haven't seen in a long time. Happened to me recently.

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common.

 

Dana Milbank: The GOP's mug-shot primary

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup? Chris Christie went to campaign last week for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, putting the New Jersey governor in the company of a man who is in almost as much legal jeopardy as he is. Between them, the two would-be 2016 presidential nominees are the subjects of six investigations.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Discipline along with love

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Ginn Academy resembles no urban public school I've ever visited: all male, dress shirt and tie, the Socratic method employed in classrooms. School spirit seems imported from the prep school; discipline from the playing field; aspiration from the church pew.

 

Our View: Downtown Columbus, then and now

Posted 10/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Fifth Street in Columbus was not only an interesting place; it was downright dangerous.

Lynn Spruill: What if?

Posted 10/3/2014 in Local Columns

What if the rule "use it or lose it" extended to voting?

 

Leonard Pitts: Blundering Secret Service needs to step up its game

Posted 10/3/2014 in National Columns

Last year, the White House was breached twice.

 

Slimantics: Coming soon: Legalized marijuana

Posted 10/2/2014 in Local Columns

This week, a group called "Mississippi for Cannabis" filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the state.

 

Voice of the people: Carolyn Kolb

 

 

Dana Milbank: Yes, 'mistakes were made'

Posted 10/2/2014 in National Columns

Julia Pierson is really putting "secret" into the Secret Service.

 

 

Voice of the people: Justin Dornbusch

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Entitlements defy the financial laws of nature

Posted 10/1/2014 in Local Columns

On radio, in books and personal appearances, Dave Ramsey has become America's best-known preacher of the joys of personal financial independence. He always invites the faithful to testify. Properly cued, individuals and couples who were saddled by debt before seeing the light are invited to shout "I'M DEBT FREE" as loudly as they can.

 

 

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