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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.

 

Slimantics: Thanksgiving 2016: Eat, Pray, Argue

Posted 11/23/2016 in Local Columns

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the day set aside each year to gather with friends and loved ones, give thanks for our good fortunes, enjoy a lovely feast, find comfort in our shared memories and, of course, confront Uncle Bob with the question: "What is the matter with you? Seriously."

 

Voice of the people: Jacob Owens

 

 

Slimantics: It's that time of year again

Posted 11/22/2016 in Local Columns

This time of year is like waking up late on the day of an important meeting.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: A besieged Trump presidency ahead

Posted 11/22/2016 in National Columns

After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

 

 

Voice of the people: Ben C. Toledano

 

 

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