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Wyatt Emmerich: We have much to be thankful for

Posted 11/25/2015 in Local Columns

There are many harvest festivals around the world, but Thanksgiving as we know it is a unique American holiday.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Are you happy?

Posted 11/25/2015 in National Columns

Like many others, I can't resist academic studies on happiness. They often come up with persuasive reasons some seem to be happier than others. I'm always on the lookout for pointers.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Crazy is as crazy does

Posted 11/25/2015 in National Columns

One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Europe man up?

Posted 11/24/2015 in National Columns

If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mike Murphy

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

Ask Rufus: Stuff of which heroes are made

Posted 11/21/2015 in Local Columns

The news lately has been filled with events and stories that strike fear into the hearts of the traveling public.

Patrick Buchanan: The end of Obamaworld

Posted 11/21/2015 in National Columns

In denouncing Republicans as "scared of widows and orphans," and castigating those who prefer Christian refugees to Muslims coming to America, Barack Obama has come off as petulant and unpresidential. Clearly, he is upset. And with good reason.

Birney Imes: Land of the free, home of the brave

Posted 11/21/2015 in Local Columns

As we approach a holiday that celebrates the charity of a native people to a refugees fleeing persecution, we would do well to consider our response to the plight of another set of refugees in the aftermath of terrorist attacks that slaughtered 129 innocents in Paris on Nov. 13.

 

Voice of the people: Appreciates all The W does

 

 

Local voices: Glenda Buckhalter

Posted 11/21/2015 in Local Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Just how important are personal rights?

Posted 11/21/2015 in National Columns

"Let's stop worrying about people's rights." Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring. It could date as far back as 1798 when President Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts, making it illegal to criticize the U.S. government.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Football and gaming, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted 11/21/2015 in National Columns

They worship at the high altar of football. They're everywhere. I don't give a fig about football, but the cult surrounds me. In the offseason, the devotees were stomping the floor over Tom Brady and a football's air pressure. They demanded to know my opinion on the matter. That I had none amazed them.

 

 

Our View: GTRA's role often underestimated

Posted 11/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For most of us, Golden Triangle Regional Airport is a convenient alternative to flying out of Birmingham.

 

Lynn Spruill: Scare tactics

Posted 11/20/2015 in Local Columns

Some things just leave you speechless.

 

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