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Slimantics: Carryin' on ...

Posted 3/23/2015 in Local Columns

One of the unintended consequences of the technological age, we are told, is a homogenization of American culture. Through technology, our world has become much smaller, mainly because we can communicate instantly with people everywhere, sharing our ideas, beliefs and opinions.

Ask Rufus: Once we were young and foolish

Posted 3/21/2015 in Local Columns

Last week I purchased two paintings by Josh Meador, Walt Disney's longtime head of animation effects who called Columbus home.

 

Kathleen Parker: Dear Starbucks: Can we not talk about race?

Posted 3/21/2015 in National Columns

I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads, waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish to be. Absolutely no one is talking about race.

 

Froma Harrop: Clinton and gender politics no simple matter

Posted 3/21/2015 in National Columns

Carly Fiorina has evidently hired herself as hit woman going after Hillary Clinton and her likely run for president. Fiorina is former chief of Hewlett-Packard and onetime Republican candidate for Senate from California. The thinking is that as a formidable woman, she can go after Clinton without being called a sexist male.

Shannon Bardwell: Finally, there's color in our world

Posted 3/21/2015 in Local Columns

A few weeks ago I looked out the window only to see the earth moving. Then out from under the fallen oak leaves scattered across the field, hundreds of robins popped forth, foraging for worms. Robins move ahead of warm fronts, and the rains had made the ground soft, easier for digging worms.

 

Our View: Seed exchange offers opportunity to enter backyard gardening

Posted 3/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Anyone over the age of 50 likely views the past very much like a Norman Rockwell painting. Somehow, life was simpler, better then and we sometimes yearn for a past that, quite frankly, never really was.

 

Lynn Spruill: A new low for Lisa Wynn

Posted 3/20/2015 in Local Columns

Just when I thought we had bottomed out and were surely on the upswing toward some peaceful and non-contentious period with the current term of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, somebody handed alderman Lisa Wynn a really big shovel and a treasure map.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: What would Ike do?

Posted 3/20/2015 in National Columns

In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai.

 

 

Our View: This stinks (There's no other word for it.)

Posted 3/19/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Something about Tuesday evening's Democratic Party Executive Committee hearing over Marty Turner's residency stinks, frankly.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Clinton controversy deja vu

Posted 3/19/2015 in National Columns

Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton's e-mail, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Money: the first primary

Posted 3/19/2015 in National Columns

Money is often called the first primary, because there's nothing else out there to be officially judged by the FEC reports.

 

 

Our View: CMSD to be commended for encouraging public input

Posted 3/18/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Municipal School District is looking for new principals to take over Franklin Academy, Columbus Middle School and at Columbus High School beginning next year.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will the GOP kick it away?

Posted 3/18/2015 in National Columns

With Hillary Clinton scrambling to explain her missing emails, much of America is wailing, "Please don't make us watch this movie again!"

 

 

Susan Estrich: What Congress can't do

Posted 3/18/2015 in National Columns

Here's the short answer: Anything.

 

 

Our View: Groups' efforts give validity to 'Friendly City' moniker

Posted 3/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday's Lifestyles story on the 25th anniversary of Helping Hands reminds us yet again of the kindness and generosity that gives substance to Columbus' motto, "The Friendly City."

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Systems' work best when people choose to know

Posted 3/17/2015 in Local Columns

Next time you hear someone say, "I'd rather not know," ask the person to pause and think about it.

 

Possumhaw: It was just another day

Posted 3/16/2015 in Local Columns

A couple of weeks ago I took a short drive from the Prairie, and a disturbing thing happened. I've pondered it ever since.

 

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