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Patrick Buchanan: Are we nearing civil war?

Posted 6/13/2017 in National Columns

President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

Shannon Bardwell: Purple box high in the sky

Posted 6/12/2017 in Local Columns

My neighbor E.H. and I were nearing home where we saw what looked like an odd-shaped purple shopping bag hanging high in a tree.

 

Leonard Pitts: So far, Trump doesn't deserve passing grade

Posted 6/12/2017 in National Columns

The Republican Party wants us to grade Donald Trump on a curve.

 

Partial to Home: An evening with Paul Thorn

Posted 6/10/2017 in National Columns

Paul Thorn, songwriter, musician, storyteller, artist, former welterweight boxer, son of a preacher and all-around good guy, walked onto the stage of the Omnova Theater Friday evening, sat down and to a full house unceremoniously announced he was going to play a song about "back-road fornication." Thorn then launched into "A Long Way from Tupelo."

Ask Rufus: Tunnels under Columbus?

Posted 6/10/2017 in Local Columns

Are there really Civil War tunnels under Columbus? That is one of the questions I am most frequently asked, and within the last two weeks, three people have asked me that again.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: The impeach-Trump conspiracy

Posted 6/10/2017 in National Columns

Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, "We had no relationship at all. ... I never met him. ... Have you all lost your senses over there?" Yes, Vlad, we have.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump's palpable fear of the truth

Posted 6/10/2017 in National Columns

None of us knows when the moment to gain immortality will arise, but Sarah Huckabee Sanders saw her opportunity and seized it. Asked Thursday about James Comey's assertion that President Donald Trump had lied, the White House spokeswoman answered, "No, I can definitively say the president's not a liar."

 

 

Our View: Programs to feed needy children deserve our commitment

Posted 6/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Where did Maher get the idea he could say that word?

Posted 6/9/2017 in National Columns

Here's a good rule of thumb for aspiring comics. Whenever you are compelled to say, "Hey, it was a joke," it probably wasn't.

 

Slimantics: The Count of Caledonia

Posted 6/8/2017 in Local Columns

Question: Who won the Caledonia mayor's race? Answer: We don't know.

 

Steve Chapman: Trump's overriding trait

Posted 6/8/2017 in National Columns

What do the directors of the Transportation Security Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI have in common?

 

 

Our View: Candidates deserve our thanks

Posted 6/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday marked an important day in our communities as voters went to the polls to select the people who will represent them for the next four years in our mayoral offices and council, aldermen or selectmen positions.

 

 

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