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Our View: Accentuating the positive

Posted 9/14/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said it himself: His job is to be the No. 1 salesperson of the city.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: American protest is an act of faith

Posted 9/14/2016 in National Columns

It keeps getting bigger. One might have expected last month's protest by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his refusal to stand for the national anthem, to have blown over by now.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Racial issues

Posted 9/14/2016 in National Columns

Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Last chance for the 'deplorables'

Posted 9/13/2016 in National Columns

Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton gave New York's social liberals what they came to hear.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Clinton will be fine. Trump? Never

Posted 9/13/2016 in National Columns

A friend 15 years older than Hillary Clinton recently came down with a mild pneumonia that sounds just like hers.

 

Possumhaw: Chicken at the Shell station

Posted 9/12/2016 in Local Columns

A couple of weeks ago, a Prairie neighbor, Kathy, said she was passing the Shell Station on the new road while talking on her cell phone when she noticed a banty hen, a real one, standing under the big sign that says "Chix-Fried Chicken."

 

Charlie Mitchell: Could past-due 'college' issue be receiving attention?

Posted 9/12/2016 in Local Columns

It's too soon to cue up the wonderful Etta James for a refrain of "At Last," but the U.S. Department of Education has taken a step toward crimping the abuses too many students and all taxpayers have faced at the hands of "colleges" where the priority is profit.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Embarrassments all around

Posted 9/12/2016 in National Columns

The United States has had better weeks than the one just past.

 

Partial to Home: Two angels reeking of alcohol

Posted 9/11/2016 in Local Columns

Out of the blue comes an email from Larry Studdard. If you qualify for a senior discount at the picture show, went to high school in the area and paid attention to the sports pages of that time, you need no introduction.

Roses and thorns 9-11-16

Posted 9/11/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to all those who for whom 9/11 is more than an annual day we pause to remember the merciless terrorist attack on our nation 15 years ago today.

 

Jamie Stiehm: The main champion for conscience: Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Posted 9/11/2016 in National Columns

Her name was Margaret Chase Smith, a Mainer from small Skowhegan. Senator Smith to you and me, she was the first woman to run for president from a major political party.

 

Leonard Pitts: A postcard from post-factual America

Posted 9/11/2016 in Local Columns

"Why haven't you reported that Colin Kaepernick's actions are due to his radical Muslim beliefs? Why are you covering this up?"

Ask Rufus: Horse Hunter

Posted 9/10/2016 in Local Columns

In Noxubee County, east of Brooksville, flows Horse Hunters Creek.

Slimantics: State's budget crisis requires the people's attention

Posted 9/9/2016 in Local Columns

It is easy, often tempting, to ignore the machinations of our state government.

 

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