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Leonard Pitts: Republicans are architects of their present misfortune

Posted 5/7/2016 in National Columns

So it has come to this: Trump 2016.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Farewell, Grand Old Party

Posted 5/7/2016 in National Columns

It wasn't precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's (Wis.) comment that he's not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least . . . something.

 

Roses and thorns 5/8/16

Posted 5/7/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to organizers, volunteers, vendors, city workers (police/fire/public works) and festival-goers, who combined to make this weekend's Market Street Festival perhaps the best ever.

 

Our View: It's time for local gov't to get behind 'Field of Dreams' project

Posted 5/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is still a few months before Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council begin work on their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets, but it is not too soon to give serious thought to a project whose time has come.

 

Lynn Spruill: The value of taxes

Posted 5/6/2016 in Local Columns

I pretty regularly get buttonholed about things the city is doing (or not doing); like I have some influence over it.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Bush Republicanism is dead and gone

Posted 5/6/2016 in National Columns

"The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen." So said the lead story in The Washington Post.

 

 

Our View: A search for the truth

Posted 5/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Eddie Lee Howard, twice convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of an elderly Columbus woman, is back in court this week.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Bathroom bans -- part of the new American ethos

Posted 5/5/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump drives spike into culture war politics

Posted 5/5/2016 in National Columns

Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men."

 

 

Our View: Trufant becomes face of MUW Athletics

Posted 5/4/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

By the end of next year, Mississippi University for Women plans to be playing ball.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Our sick drug business

Posted 5/4/2016 in National Columns

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions.

 

 

Our View: Saying goodbye to an old friend

Posted 5/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, when it was confirmed that Weyerhaeuser would be selling two of its local production facilities as part of a $2.2 billion deal with International Paper our thoughts immediately turned to the company's long association with the Golden Triangle, particularly Lowndes County.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Civility' vs. 'political correctness' not best yardstick

Posted 5/3/2016 in Local Columns

They are not the same. Never have been. One is truth-centered. The other is not.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Why Russia resents us

Posted 5/3/2016 in National Columns

Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks.

 

 

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