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Dana Milbank: The FEC is the poster child for a broken Washington

Posted 10/14/2014 in National Columns

If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.

 

It's a lot of garbage

Posted 10/13/2014 in Local Columns

It was garbage day when Sam said, "I may not put the garbage out today; there's only one bag."

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Doug Bedsaul

 

Birney Imes: Watching the Bulldogs from afar

Posted 10/12/2014 in Local Columns

Seems a little odd to be sitting in the living room of friends on the other side of the country watching a football game in Starkville. Nice to see we're getting rain -- it's cool and clear here -- but better if it would wait.

Ask Rufus: A walk down the street

Posted 10/11/2014 in Local Columns

The past six weeks I have been teaching a MUW Life Enrichment course on the architectural history of Columbus.

 

Our View: City's nepotism policy produces unintended consequences

Posted 10/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Bad policies make for bad outcomes.

 

Lynn Spruill: Dominion and control

Posted 10/10/2014 in Local Columns

I watched mesmerized from my office window the other afternoon.

 

Our View: New policies needed for the 'new' Trotter

Posted 10/9/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

With the $2 million Trotter Center renovation set to be completed by the end of the year, the Columbus City Council voted at its Tuesday meeting to raise rates for the facility by 20-to-25 percent, depending on which facilities are booked.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Ebola and the 41 million uninsured Americans

Posted 10/9/2014 in National Columns

With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed.

 

Slimantics: A moment vs. a movement

Posted 10/8/2014 in Local Columns

On Sept. 22 at Sim Scott Community Center, city councilman Kabir Karriem addressed a "Men of Color" meeting organized by county supervisor Leroy Brooks to address the "crisis" facing the city of Columbus.

 

Voice of the people: Willis Pope

 

 

Susan Estrich: Stomachaches

Posted 10/8/2014 in National Columns

I've had stomachaches for as long as I can remember.

 

Slimantics: Bulldogs, Rebels are an argument against the status quo

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

This isn't supposed to happen. In fact, as recently as a few years ago, the general consensus is that it could never happen.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Respect for work, workers is a sign of community health

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

Years ago a teacher tried to explain the American attitude toward work.

 

Possumhaw: A weekend to nourish

Posted 10/6/2014 in Local Columns

"When did eating naturally become alternative?" It was a weekend to rest and study homesteading arts in a place not unlike the Prairie house only I would not do laundry or cook or even make my bed. I left my laptop and chose instead to take a notebook and a pen.

 

Other Editors: A public defender program needed

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

The justice system in Mississippi is partially broken, and lawmakers have long ignored the most obvious fix -- a statewide public defender program.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: You almost feel sorry for Sean Groubert

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two.

 

Ask Rufus: The high style of James Lull

Posted 10/4/2014 in Local Columns

James Lull was a Vermont born, Philadelphia trained architect who was responsible for many of most impressive buildings in mid-19th century Columbus.

 

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