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Ask Rufus: 'It runs like a scared dog'

Posted 9/15/2018 in Local Columns

With the coming of the September and October rains, the Tombigbee's summer time shallow water gives way to rising water of fall and thoughts in Columbus and Aberdeen long ago turned to the arrival of steamboats.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?

Posted 9/15/2018 in National Columns

"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you."



Our View: Marijuana, like alcohol, is better regulated than banned

Posted 9/14/2018 in Dispatch Editorials



Froma Harrop: How about Medicare Advantage for all?

Posted 9/14/2018 in National Columns

A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: "Medicare for all."


Slimantics: Seventeen years later, 9/11 memories endure

Posted 9/13/2018 in Local Columns

By this date 17 years ago, my job began to bear some vague resemblance to what it had been three days earlier on Sept. 10, 2001.


Larry Elder: Nike pays Kaepernick to push peddle false, harmful narrative of police brutality

Posted 9/13/2018 in National Columns

The NFL's Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started the phenomenon of NFL players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has finally signed a deal. But not to play football.



Leonard Pitts: Actually, there are no 'adults in the room' at the White House

Posted 9/12/2018 in National Columns

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little.



Froma Harrop: On climate threat, states refuse to surrender

Posted 9/12/2018 in National Columns

As large parts of America burn or drown under weird weather conditions made more extreme by global warming, California and other states are doggedly pursuing solutions.



Our View: Online etiquette and safety for children needs parent participation

Posted 9/12/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Later this month, this year's Columbus Mayor's Youth Council class will meet for the first time.



Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.



Patrick Buchanan: Is Trump going Neocon in Syria?

Posted 9/12/2018 in National Columns

Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling.


Possumhaw: World wide webworms

Posted 9/10/2018 in Local Columns

The air blows hot and dry, but even that is a welcomed comfort when standing under shade trees.


Charlie Mitchell: Any consequence for clinging to a sinking ship?

Posted 9/10/2018 in Local Columns

Long before there was a mutiny aboard H.M.S. Bounty, it was clear Capt. Bligh was unfit. As tensions built, the choice for his officers and crew became increasingly clear: (1) tough it out or (2) risk being hanged for deciding enough was enough.



Wyatt Emmerich: Electricity resists being subject to free market

Posted 9/8/2018 in National Columns

Like buzzards picking the dead meat off a carcass, the salvage dealers are having a hey day carving up the defunct Kemper lignite gasification plant.



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