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Patrick Buchanan: Brexit, then Trump: beginning of a populist tidal wave?

Posted 11/29/2016 in National Columns

Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit.



Froma Harrop: The enduring value of craftsmanship

Posted 11/29/2016 in National Columns

A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.


Possumhaw: Dream a little dream of Christmas

Posted 11/28/2016 in Local Columns

'Tis the season for the onslaught of holiday catalogs. Some days I open the mailbox optimistically hoping I find a catalog or two. Perusing catalogs is a mindless activity that can transport one to another world, something akin to a "Take me away, Calgon" moment or an hour spent on Pinterest.


Charlie Mitchell: Controlling the media is at odds with self-governance

Posted 11/28/2016 in National Columns

The most helpful journalism is fact-centered, verified and solution-oriented. The most profitable is not. Understand that and "mass media" is explained.



Bill Crawford: Leaders' power play puts egg on their faces

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

How appropriate. Fate chose the week of the Egg Bowl for legislative leaders to have to wipe egg off their faces. How silly. House Republican leaders passed a rule, with Senate mimicry pending, to deny media access to the Legislature's contracts, only to find out they were violating their own law.



Leonard Pitts: Newspapers, the answer to fake news

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson



Thomas Sowell: Football and fallacies

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

This is a football story with both political and legal implications.



Kathleen Parker: If Trump's smart, he'll pick Mitt Romney

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change into an evolving administration that could use some.



Our View: Dak still winning for MSU fans

Posted 11/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was during the Dallas Cowboys game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 13 as a television camera focused to a shot of Cowboys' rookie quarterback Dak Prescott sitting on a bench as the Dallas defense was on the field.



Jiben Roy: The power of a smile

Posted 11/25/2016 in Local Columns

"Smile at each other." So said Mother Teresa, of Kolkata, India, in her book, "A Gift for God."



Steve Chapman: A 'change election'? Just the opposite

Posted 11/25/2016 in National Columns

Was this a "change election"? Donald Trump's victory is widely attributed to the public's thirst for something new, which he represented and Hillary Clinton didn't.



Our View: The fire of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

Posted 11/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today is Thanksgiving and, if we are entirely honest with ourselves, we will admit that aligning our attitude with the spirit of the holiday sometimes requires some real effort.



Home Base: Remember those suffering holiday gloom

Posted 11/23/2016 in Local Columns

By the time you read this, I'll be on the beach.



Mona Charen: Thankful for pets

Posted 11/23/2016 in National Columns

Last Thanksgiving our family had two dogs and two cats. It's looking like not long after this holiday, we'll be down to two.



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