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Froma Harrop: Ebola and the 41 million uninsured Americans

Posted 10/9/2014 in National Columns

With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed.

 

Slimantics: A moment vs. a movement

Posted 10/8/2014 in Local Columns

On Sept. 22 at Sim Scott Community Center, city councilman Kabir Karriem addressed a "Men of Color" meeting organized by county supervisor Leroy Brooks to address the "crisis" facing the city of Columbus.

 

Voice of the people: Willis Pope

 

 

Susan Estrich: Stomachaches

Posted 10/8/2014 in National Columns

I've had stomachaches for as long as I can remember.

 

Slimantics: Bulldogs, Rebels are an argument against the status quo

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

This isn't supposed to happen. In fact, as recently as a few years ago, the general consensus is that it could never happen.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Respect for work, workers is a sign of community health

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

Years ago a teacher tried to explain the American attitude toward work.

 

Possumhaw: A weekend to nourish

Posted 10/6/2014 in Local Columns

"When did eating naturally become alternative?" It was a weekend to rest and study homesteading arts in a place not unlike the Prairie house only I would not do laundry or cook or even make my bed. I left my laptop and chose instead to take a notebook and a pen.

 

Other Editors: A public defender program needed

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

The justice system in Mississippi is partially broken, and lawmakers have long ignored the most obvious fix -- a statewide public defender program.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: You almost feel sorry for Sean Groubert

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two.

 

Ask Rufus: The high style of James Lull

Posted 10/4/2014 in Local Columns

James Lull was a Vermont born, Philadelphia trained architect who was responsible for many of most impressive buildings in mid-19th century Columbus.

Birney Imes: National Newspaper Week

Posted 10/4/2014 in Local Columns

Maybe this has happened to you. You drive past a stand of trees in a field or down a particular city street -- you've been going that way for years -- and then one afternoon after a late afternoon rainstorm the warm light and clean air transforms the familiar into something magical and almost unrecognizable. It's like being reintroduced to a person or place you haven't seen in a long time. Happened to me recently.

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common.

 

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

 

 

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