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Jaime Stiehm: More than a moment of silence: a late-night show

Posted 6/17/2016 in National Columns

The best show in town is making a comeback. Annie, get your gun, an old-fashioned filibuster is happening on the Senate floor.

 

 

Our View: Summer: the season of the hungry child

Posted 6/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Summer is a happy season for most kids, who depending on their age, are busy with work or sports or any number of activities that serve a break from the routine of the school year. But for many children here in the Golden Triangle and throughout the nation, summer can mean something else: It can mean going hungry.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Orlando is why we need surveillance

Posted 6/16/2016 in National Columns

The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch -- twice -- and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Hatred, rhetoric and the violence they spawn

Posted 6/16/2016 in National Columns

I am supposed to be writing about a shooting in Orlando, but my thoughts keep circling back to a funeral in Louisville.

 

 

Our View: County, city must work together on study of CLRA's future

Posted 6/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The debate about whether it is time to take a look at how the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority serves the community could not have started much worse.

 

Slimantics: Muhammad Ali: An American original

Posted 6/15/2016 in Local Columns

In the days since the death of Muhammad Ali, much has been said and written in an attempt to capture the essence of the man.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Special funds grab breaks faith, has consequences

Posted 6/14/2016 in Local Columns

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says it's Obama's fault, but state agency chiefs are pointing a disappointed finger at Reeves and legislators.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Islam & the West: irreconcilable conflict?

Posted 6/14/2016 in National Columns

On Saturday night, Omar Mateen was a loner and a loser. Sunday, he was immortal, by his standards, a hero.

 

Lock & Dam repair plan expected soon

Posted 6/13/2016 in Local Columns

Six months after a pair of barges crashed in the dam at the East Bank of the Columbus Lock & Dam, Corps of Engineers Operations Manager Rick Saucer has an idea of the extent of the damage down the one of the dam's five massive gates.

Possumhaw: Perfectly imperfect

Posted 6/13/2016 in Local Columns

I've discovered that in certain situations I have a tendency to hedge on the truth, and I hate that. I signed up for the Lifeline medical testing held at the Presbyterian church on Bluecutt Road in Columbus.

 

Other Editors: Phil Bryant's make-believe war

Posted 6/13/2016 in National Columns

The governor should give it a rest.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Obama's racial legacy

Posted 6/13/2016 in National Columns

As Barack Obama's presidency takes a back seat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph.

 

Ask Rufus: The separation of church and state's deep roots in Mississippi

Posted 6/11/2016 in Local Columns

Prayer in schools, prayer at public events and the public display of religious scenes all too often seem under attack by the courts. The courts base their rulings on more than 200 years of legal precedents that there must be a separation -- a wall -- between church and state.

Partial to Home: Summer in a jar

Posted 6/11/2016 in Local Columns

Pat Burwell is telling me how to get to her house in Steens, but I'm not getting it.

 

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