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Possumhaw: The U.S. Drought Monitor

Posted 7/20/2015 in Local Columns

Large green circles surrounded the Prairie house like polka-dots where the circular sprinklers struggled to maintain the lawn.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Ask Rufus: Removing flags and burning books

Posted 7/18/2015 in Local Columns

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

 

Voice of the people: Keeping libraries relevant

 

 

Voice of the people: Give us names, please

 

Birney Imes: One more shimmering day

Posted 7/18/2015 in Local Columns

After the visitation I went home and made two tomato sandwiches. There seemed something life affirming about eating tomatoes from your own garden in the heat of summer.

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump is No. 1?

Posted 7/18/2015 in National Columns

He's No. 1?! Yes, it's an early poll and, as such, pretty near useless. Yes, Herman Cain was once number one, too, and we know what happened with that. Yes, the fact that he is number one probably reflects name recognition as much as anything else.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Online dignity: Give it up

Posted 7/18/2015 in National Columns

Three female professors at Eastern Michigan University were shocked to learn that some young scholars in their lecture hall had been on their cellphones attacking them with lewd public posts, complete with imagery. It was all done anonymously, courtesy of an unusually obnoxious social media app called Yik Yak.

 

Partick Buchanan: The GOP's Iran dilemma

Posted 7/18/2015 in National Columns

From first reactions, it appears that Hill Republicans will be near unanimous in voting a resolution of rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. They will then vote to override President Obama's veto of their resolution. And if the GOP fails there, Gov. Scott Walker says his first act as president would be to kill the deal.

 

Our View: Actions matter in campaigns

Posted 7/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Voice of the people: William Henry "Billy" Harris, Jr.

 

Lynn Spruill: No vote for no shows

Posted 7/17/2015 in Local Columns

Woody Allen is credited with saying "80 percent of life is just showing up."

 

Our View: Voters deserve to know candidates' position on flag issue

Posted 7/16/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, Rep. Jeff Smith was the guest speaker at the Columbus Rotary Club. Smith, who has been in the Legislature since 1991, prefaced his remarks by saying his talk would be short in order to allow for questions from the audience.

 

 

Voice of the people: Danny Williams

 

 

Voice of the people: Vera Taylor

 

 

Froma Harrop: The GOP can clear the Trump dump

Posted 7/16/2015 in National Columns

You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation.

 

 

Voice of the people: William T. Brown

 

 

Voice of the people: Gary Holtman

 

 

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