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Dana Milbank: The GOP's mug-shot primary

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup? Chris Christie went to campaign last week for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, putting the New Jersey governor in the company of a man who is in almost as much legal jeopardy as he is. Between them, the two would-be 2016 presidential nominees are the subjects of six investigations.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Discipline along with love

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Ginn Academy resembles no urban public school I've ever visited: all male, dress shirt and tie, the Socratic method employed in classrooms. School spirit seems imported from the prep school; discipline from the playing field; aspiration from the church pew.

 

Our View: Downtown Columbus, then and now

Posted 10/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Fifth Street in Columbus was not only an interesting place; it was downright dangerous.

Lynn Spruill: What if?

Posted 10/3/2014 in Local Columns

What if the rule "use it or lose it" extended to voting?

 

Leonard Pitts: Blundering Secret Service needs to step up its game

Posted 10/3/2014 in National Columns

Last year, the White House was breached twice.

 

Slimantics: Coming soon: Legalized marijuana

Posted 10/2/2014 in Local Columns

This week, a group called "Mississippi for Cannabis" filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the state.

 

Voice of the people: Carolyn Kolb

 

 

Dana Milbank: Yes, 'mistakes were made'

Posted 10/2/2014 in National Columns

Julia Pierson is really putting "secret" into the Secret Service.

 

 

Voice of the people: Justin Dornbusch

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Entitlements defy the financial laws of nature

Posted 10/1/2014 in Local Columns

On radio, in books and personal appearances, Dave Ramsey has become America's best-known preacher of the joys of personal financial independence. He always invites the faithful to testify. Properly cued, individuals and couples who were saddled by debt before seeing the light are invited to shout "I'M DEBT FREE" as loudly as they can.

 

 

Dana Milbank: A better side of America

Posted 10/1/2014 in National Columns

In the first days of the Iraq war 11 years ago, Army reservist Jay Briseno was shot in the back of the head at a Baghdad market. The bullet left him blind, brain-damaged, paralyzed from the neck down and unable to communicate, eat or breathe on his own.

 

 

Our View: Old Waverly's importance goes beyond golf

Posted 9/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Attendance was sparse and it still takes some effort to get to West Point. Yet the 2014 IPSI Handa Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition that features 24 of the world's best senior women golfers competing in a U.S. vs. World format, was pronounced a rousing success, especially among those who matter most - the players.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

 

Voice of the people: Eddy Godfrey

 

 

Voice of the people: Wayne Blankenship

 

 

Michael Gerson: Two cheers for Obama, not three

Posted 9/30/2014 in National Columns

It is a long, long way from the "JV team" to the "network of death." It is even longer from the arguments of President Obama's 2014 West Point commencement address -- which ridiculed "tough talk," criticized a "military solution" in Syria and ignited various straw men of military adventurism -- to the substance of Obama's 2014 United Nations address.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss capture national spotlight

Posted 9/29/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Is it Saturday yet? When Mississippi State and Ole Miss play home games Saturday, it will mark something that has not happened in more than 60 years.

 

Surrounded by cloudless sulphurs

Posted 9/29/2014 in Local Columns

"Have you noticed the yellow butterflies?" he said.

Slimantics: Brooks' epiphany leads to new mission

Posted 9/27/2014 in Local Columns

As a group of about 60 men settled into their seats at Sim Scott Community Center on Monday evening, city councilman Kabir Karriem opened the meeting with a stark word portrait of the black community in Columbus -- high crime rates, high unemployment, high drop-out rates, and a high percentage of children born to single teen-aged mothers. They are all symptoms of a community in crisis, Karriem grimly observed.

 

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