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Partial to Home: Poetry from the boy king

Posted 11/24/2018 in Local Columns

The setting for Bill Boling's childhood in Aliceville, Alabama, was a cotton mill house across the road from the German prisoner of war camp.



Froma Harrop: America's wealth floods into already wealthy cities

Posted 11/24/2018 in National Columns

When Amazon chose a Queens neighborhood across from Manhattan for one of its new headquarters, James Corden remarked on "The Late Late Show," "I gotta say, I really think this could be the thing that finally puts New York on the map."



Wyatt Emmerich: More reasons to be grateful

Posted 11/23/2018 in Local Columns

I LOVE writing my annual Thanksgiving column. As an American living in the 21st century, there is an overwhelming amount to be thankful for.



Froma Harrop: Is the economy headed to Crazytown?

Posted 11/23/2018 in National Columns

The recent election suggested - and subsequent polls showed - that a public happy with the economy under Donald Trump is nevertheless very unhappy with the man himself.



Our View: The holiday that is as diverse as we are

Posted 11/21/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Long before Abe Lincoln proclaimed it a national holiday in 1863 and long before the Pilgrims' 1621 feast that inspired it, a guy in Rome best expressed the idea behind what we recognize as Thanksgiving: "A thankful heart is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the other virtues," Cicero wrote more than 2,000 years ago.



Charlie Mitchell: Thanks? How about a list of aggravations instead?

Posted 11/21/2018 in Local Columns

Long-time readers (for whom I am grateful) may recall Thanksgiving columns have often been homilies on how choosing an attitude of gratitude lessens stress, enhances enjoyment of life.


Slimantics: Dr. Heckle, Missus Hide

Posted 11/21/2018 in Local Columns

We might as well call her Cindy "Hide" Smith.


Voice of the people: Dr. David L. Foster



Froma Harrop: Democrats, listen to Bustos and keep Pelosi

Posted 11/21/2018 in National Columns

Nancy Pelosi will probably return as speaker of the House and should. A proven master at running the legislature, she's plug-and-play ready and able to steer Democrats through these chaotic times.



Our View: Rumors swirl around New Hope shooting death

Posted 11/20/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

The death of 20-year-old Tyler Hall is a tragedy, and that is something everyone can agree on.



Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.



Patrick Buchanan: Will Democratic rebels dethrone Nancy?

Posted 11/20/2018 in National Columns

After adding at least 37 seats and taking control of the House by running on change, congressional Democrats appear to be about to elect as their future leaders three of the oldest faces in the party.


Possumhaw: The way it was

Posted 11/19/2018 in Local Columns

Over coffee one morning Sam and I were discussing shoes; maybe I was more discussing and he was listening. I expressed my concern there were so few shoe stores.


Wyatt Emmerich: War on drugs taking too much collateral damage

Posted 11/19/2018 in Local Columns

Two more states voted to legalize marijuana in the recent mid-term elections. Ten states now allow recreational marijuana. Thirty states allow medical marijuana. The latest polls show 66 percent of American adults now favor legalization.



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