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Slimantics: Pooped pups? Stalled horses? Awkward pauses? It must be a parade

Posted 12/4/2015 in Local Columns

I've been a sucker for parades, going back to my childhood.

 

Voice of the people: James Holzhauer

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Our View: CPD's use of Twitter shows commitment to transparency

Posted 12/3/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Transparency is much like dieting: People spend more time talking about it than actually doing it.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Republicans dance close to line in regards to Planned Parenthood

Posted 12/3/2015 in National Columns

Our question of the day: Who -- or what -- should take the blame?

 

 

Our View: Proposed CL&W loan should not be viewed as an affront to customers

Posted 12/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday's revelation that Columbus Light & Water is considering a request from the city for a $650,000 loan to purchase property on Main Street has prompted an obvious question: If CL&W can afford to get in the loan business, why did it raise its rates twice in the past six months?

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Premature finger-pointing after the Planned Parenthood shooting

Posted 12/2/2015 in National Columns

Predictably, the killing rampage at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility has prompted a political scrimmage of the usual sort.

 

 

Our View: City's purchase of Gilmer displays spirit of optimism

Posted 12/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Once, it was a nod to the earliest days of the city's history.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: A resurgence of intolerance

Posted 12/1/2015 in National Columns

Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators -- such as at the University of Missouri recently -- bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded.

 

 

Susan Estrich: God bless America

Posted 12/1/2015 in National Columns

With images of the carnage in Paris and the shuttering of Brussels flashing on every screen, it is hard to take to heart the president's urgings not to give in to fear.

 

 

Let pharmacies prescribe birth control

Posted 11/30/2015 in National Columns

Back in 1933, Rep. Walter Pierce of Oregon introduced a bill in Congress to let doctors discuss birth control with their patients. The need for such a bill showed how controversial the subject was. But this was the heart of the Great Depression, when impoverished Americans could barely feed the children they had.

 

 

There's salesmanship, and there's pure deception

Posted 11/30/2015 in National Columns

There's nothing new about the need for buyers to beware, but the Internet has provided a whole new arena for deception.

 

 

Other editors: The twin towers of denial

Posted 11/30/2015 in National Columns

Donald Trump loves to pick on Hillary Clinton. That's no surprise, given Trump is a Republican running for president and Clinton is a Democrat doing the same thing.

 

Ask Rufus: The stories in a name

Posted 11/28/2015 in Local Columns

I am often asked about the origin of local place names. There is a lot of history associated with names and their origins.

 

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