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Slimantics: The tale of the reluctant handy-man

Posted 2/18/2016 in Local Columns

It was a Saturday morning, maybe a couple of months ago. Tess was standing in the kitchen, looking up at the ceiling. "Uh-Oh," I thought. I had seen this look before.

 

Kathleen Parker: By seeking to thwart the Constitution, Republicans are playing with fire

Posted 2/18/2016 in National Columns

As Republican presidential candidates invoke Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy, all insisting that his suddenly vacant seat shouldn't be filled until a new president is in place, it is helpful to ask: What would Scalia do?

 

 

Our View: For better or worse, Columbus captures national attention

Posted 2/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Generally, there are two types of publicity.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Sanders as nominee ensures GOP victory

Posted 2/17/2016 in National Columns

The death of Antonin Scalia has set off yet another epic partisan struggle as Senate Republicans seek to deny President Obama his constitutional right to nominate the next Supreme Court justice.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

Posted 2/17/2016 in National Columns

Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year's primary election campaigns, the death of a giant -- Justice Antonin Scalia -- suddenly overshadows all of that.

 

 

Our View: The lifeblood of our community

Posted 2/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is a common metaphor, used to stress the importance of some thing or quality. From our children to our community service to churches, schools and businesses, all sometimes referred to as "the lifeblood our community."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Leave the Scalia chair vacant

Posted 2/16/2016 in National Columns

It is a measure of the stature and the significance of Justice Antonin Scalia that, upon the news of his death at a hunting lodge in Texas, Washington was instantly caught up in an unseemly quarrel over who would succeed him.

 

Possumhaw: Bomb threat hoaxers

Posted 2/15/2016 in Local Columns

I slipped down the back way to Lincoln Road, which runs between Walmart and the shopping center, for my massage appointment.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Kathleen Parker: There will be blood in S.C.

Posted 2/15/2016 in National Columns

Out on the hustings, people often ask me: "Can you explain South Carolina?" I just shake my head. It's complicated, I say.

 

Roses and thorns

Posted 2/13/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to everyone who is celebrating Valentine's Day today.

 

Voice of the people: Colin Krieger

 

Reviewer bids farewell

Posted 2/13/2016 in Local Columns

For about 20 years I have been writing reviews of books I have read, and sending them out to family and friends.

The gentle gardener

Posted 2/13/2016 in Local Columns

Back in the 60s when he was a student at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, and dating a pretty young coed named Jessie, Melchie Koonce had an idea.

 

Our View: City's handling of Ball incident continues to undermine confidence

Posted 2/12/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

By it's very nature, the Oct. 16 officer-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball put the city of Columbus' elected leaders and its police department in a difficult situation.

 

Lynn Spruill: Mandatory service to country

Posted 2/12/2016 in Local Columns

There is talk of a coming time when all of our country's residents will be expected to register for the draft.

 

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