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Leonard Pitts: Fox 'News' sinks to a new low with author interview

Posted 8/3/2013 in National Columns

No it was not the most excruciating thing ever seen on television. We've seen worse. We've seen Roseanne singing the national anthem, Magic Johnson hosting a talk show and Paris Hilton, existing. But if it's not number one on that list of god-awful TV, author Reza Aslan's recent interview with Lauren Green of Fox "News" is surely in the top 10.



Kathleen Parker: The newbie mavericks

Posted 8/3/2013 in National Columns

As congressional leaders depart the nation's capital for a much-deserved five-week break, it is with a sense of relief and pride in accomplishment: a grand-bargain budget that ends sequestration and makes rational spending cuts, a sane immigration reform package and progress on a cost-cutting health-care plan. Well, a girl can dream, can't she?


Chasing Rabbits: A short story

Posted 8/3/2013 in Local Columns

Rachel crawls out from under the bed. She takes her robe from the hook on the closet door. She had awakened in the middle of the night and heard the voices outside the house, then heard the back door forced open, and she slipped out of bed and onto the floor, scurrying under like an insect.

Ask Rufus: Women, too, are part of the 'Greatest Generation'

Posted 8/3/2013 in Local Columns

This past week my Aunt Marietta McCarter died and it again brought to mind the continued passing of the "Greatest Generation.'


Our view: Budget restraint: Talk is cheap

Posted 8/2/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

The mayor and city council held their first budget workshop Thursday and while it would be premature to reach any conclusions based on what is essentially a preliminary plan, the discussions do provide some insight into how Mayor Robert Smith and the council view the fiscal health of the city.



Charles Krauthammer: How fractured is the GOP?

Posted 8/2/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the people: Jason Lee



Froma Harrop: We don't need political mini royals

Posted 8/1/2013 in National Columns



Our view: Grumpy old men

Posted 8/1/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

A special screening of the film "Grumpiest Old Men" was held Wednesday at the Lowndes County Courthouse before a captive audience.



Our view: Tempered optimism: Columbus is not Sourpussville

Posted 7/31/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Although Stuart Millner is new to town, he seems to have a good feel for the psychological implications of the job before him. Millner, president and CEO of Stuart B. Millner and Associates, met with the media Tuesday afternoon at the Omnova property in east Columbus. Earlier this month, his company closed on the purchase of the 92-acre facility.



Kathleen Parker: When the deviant becomes the norm

Posted 7/31/2013 in National Columns



Our view: MUW program offers opportunities for those wanting to expand their knowledge

Posted 7/30/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Henry Ford, one of the great pioneers of the Industrial Age, once said, "anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."



Froma Harrop: America's wilderness gets crowded

Posted 7/30/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the people: John Brocato



Voice of the people: R. W. Bell


Possumhaw: 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'

Posted 7/29/2013 in Local Columns

Drew and Carter Pack stood on the dock. Each, being boys of 7 and 4 years, had shed their shirts, shoes and socks. Drew, with fishing pole in hand, caught fish while Carter scooped minnows in a cup.

Birney Imes: A Sunday evening on the Champs-Elysees

Posted 7/27/2013 in Local Columns

Paris, July 21 -- Everyone said the crowds would be horrendous. The woman at the front desk was unenthusiastic. Six cyclists from California who were drinking wine in the lobby of the hotel had been to the Champs-Elysees earlier in the day. They had seen the crowds and the giant flag draped from the Arc de Triomphe, and that was good enough for them. They would watch the finish on TV.


Our view: Dispelling any ambiguity

Posted 7/26/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Since the Columbus City Council created a new position and handed it to mayor Robert Smith's campaign manager on July 2, there has been much discussion about The Dispatch's reporting on the subject. More accurately, there has been much discussion about The Dispatch's editorial position on the topic.



Charles Krauthammer: Stein's Law

Posted 7/26/2013 in National Columns



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