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Leonard Pitts: It's time to show our veterans some love

Posted 5/24/2014 in National Columns

A few days ago in an airport restaurant, I saw a scene that has become commonplace in recent years. These soldiers were sitting there talking, waiting for their meal. And this guy on the way out detoured over to them. "Thank you for your service," he said. They nodded, thanked him for thanking them. He went on his way and they went back to talking.

 

 

Our View: 'These dead shall not have died in vain'

Posted 5/23/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Memorial Day weekend has arrived. There are planned events and observances scheduled throughout the country, including here in the Golden Triangle. For most citizens, however, the long holiday weekend will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy gatherings with family and/or friends and have some fun.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

 

Voice of the people: Al Cardenas

 

Lynn Spruill: Office politics

Posted 5/23/2014 in Local Columns

We get along like cats and dogs. Literally.

 

Our View: Despite struggles, Columbus schools can excel

Posted 5/22/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Municipal School District officially began its search for a new superintendent on Tuesday. Applications will be accepted until May 30 and the CMSD Board of Trustees have stated they want to fill the position by July 1.

 

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Voice of the people: Bill Roberts

 

 

Froma Harrop: Don't privatize the veterans hospitals

Posted 5/22/2014 in National Columns

President Obama can do himself a big political favor this month by saying simply this: "I will not privatize the VA hospitals."

 

 

Our View: Soccer Park bearing long-awaited fruit

Posted 5/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

This weekend, Columbus will host The President's Cup soccer tournament, a state-wide event that will attract 120 teams and close to 5,000 visitors.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: When women attack men -- a double standard

Posted 5/21/2014 in National Columns

What if he had smacked her one? She's going after him with fists and feet. What if he had defended himself in kind? Or what if he had been the one who attacked her without physical provocation?

 

 

Our View: One more example of city's misplaced priorities

Posted 5/20/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Late Friday afternoon, Robyn Eastman of J5/Broaddus put the finishing touches on an extensive list of the projects that could be pursued should the city of Columbus secure a $5 million bond for infrastructure improvements.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Poverty and snow storms

Posted 5/20/2014 in National Columns

Many years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a fierce snow storm that produced conditions called a "whiteout." That's when the snow is falling so thick and fast that all you can see in any direction is just sheer white.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Other paths to better pay

Posted 5/20/2014 in National Columns

Did you read about investors in Chipotle Mexican Grill rejecting the outlandish pay package the fast-food chain's two CEOs had cooked up for themselves? Stockholders overwhelmingly booed the mega-million payout, which would have come on top of the $300 million the duo have harvested in recent years.

 

Possumhaw: Behind the scenes

Posted 5/19/2014 in Local Columns

I mentioned to Dewitt Hicks how lovely the gardens at his home, Rosewood Manor, look when I cut through on Seventh Street North. "But I never see anyone working in the gardens?"

 

George Lowe: A 'Friendly City' top to bottom

Posted 5/19/2014 in Local Columns

This weekend following another local shooting here in Columbus, I couldn't help but see my trending Facebook timeline filled with outrage at the crime rate here in Columbus.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Flood insurance a case study in a good idea gone bad

Posted 5/19/2014 in National Columns

The federal government sues Mississippi fairly often. Less often, Mississippi sues America -- but it does happen. Two years ago, the state Department of Insurance objected in court to congressional action to sustain the National Flood Insurance Program. Why? The law made the insurance cost too much -- way too much.

 

Ask Rufus: The South as pictured 400 years ago

Posted 5/17/2014 in Local Columns

A common question I am asked is, "What did this country look like when only the Indians lived here?" Usually I answer simply, "it was beautiful."

 

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