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Froma Harrop: They led us to the cliff but can't make us jump

Posted 11/15/2012 in National Columns

The tea party now has its own news site. Based at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, the Tea Party News Network describes itself as "the only trusted news source."

 

Slimantics: Secession: Haven't we've tried that already?

Posted 11/14/2012 in Local Columns

As of Tuesday afternoon, residents in 47 states had signed petitions to secede from the United States. Of that group, more than 30 states have collected enough signatures to prompt official consideration.

 

Kathleen Parker: We must wait to pass judgment

Posted 11/14/2012 in National Columns

It is tempting, oh so tempting, to unleash the snark as the script unfolds: Real Housewives of Tampa. Or is it Real Generals of Kabul?

 

 

Our view: For your eyes only? Think again ...

Posted 11/14/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

A wise mother once said, "Be careful what you do. Someone is always watching you." It's easy to forget this rule applies to our online activities.

 

 

Marty Wiseman: Sifting through the aftermath

Posted 11/13/2012 in Local Columns

So what to make of the 2012 Presidential election? We could begin with a look at the Southern Strategy, demographics and misplaced calculations by Republican strategists.

 

 

Our view: Boys and Girls Club can be catalyst for profound change

Posted 11/13/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

It is a sad truth that often the people who most need a thing are those who can least afford to pay for it.

 

Adele Elliott: Endings and beginnings -- circular politics

Posted 11/13/2012 in Local Columns

The presidential election of 2012 is over. Hallelujah! I am sure most of us are more than ready to close the door on the ugliness, mud slinging and tedious ads.

 

George Will: A reformed Republican party

Posted 11/12/2012 in National Columns

Conservatives should jauntily sing as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did in a year when the country's chin was on the ground. Conservatives are hardly starting from scratch in their continuing courtship of the electorate, half of which embraced their message more warmly than it did this year's messenger.

 

Possumhaw: Tucking it all in

Posted 11/12/2012 in Local Columns

Nighttime temperatures dropped into the 30s and the first day of frost is precariously close.

 

Our view: We're not there yet

Posted 11/9/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

This week's ugly incident on the University of Mississippi campus is a stark reminder that race relations in Mississippi continue to be an issue, not just for the university but for our state.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Take Two

Posted 11/9/2012 in National Columns

Now that the election is over, and President Obama has returned to Washington to try to turn all the rhetoric about working together into something real, Republicans and talking heads (especially the conservative ones whose predictions seemed to be based entirely on wishful thinking and perhaps the desire for some last-minute fundraising) are obsessing about how Mitt Romney managed to lose this election.

 

 

Our view: Questions need answering before we get on the bus

Posted 11/8/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, Lawrence Transit System, an Indiana company that wants to establish a bus service in Columbus, sent a letter to local media via Travis Jones, the city's director of federal programs.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Republicans need to take their party back

Posted 11/8/2012 in National Columns

Americans wanted to keep the country they know, and said so Tuesday. Now it's time for responsible Republicans to take their party back from the fringe that loses them elections.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Leaving the country' not as easy as it sounds

Posted 11/6/2012 in National Columns

We live in time of instant communication. But that doesn't mean all communication is instant. Some of us -- columnists, specifically -- must meet advance deadlines, meaning hours and often days pass before anyone reads what we write.

 

 

Our view: Now's the time to do your part: Vote today

Posted 11/6/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Today marks the end of another presidential campaign, and while the race for the White House may be hotly contested, there is at least one point on which everyone can agree: This day could not have come soon enough.

 

Possumhaw: The best Sunday ever

Posted 11/5/2012 in Local Columns

At 90 years old, Ms. Fannie declared, "This is my best day at church yet!" 'Tis the season for homecomings and that Sunday was homecoming at Shaeffer's Chapel. People who have never been to Shaeffer's Chapel come to the reunion, but Ms. Fannie Gerhart has never been anywhere else.

 

Susan Estrich: One country

Posted 11/5/2012 in National Columns

I'm sitting here in the bright sunshine in Pompeii. At any minute, the Earth could shake, and my city would look no better, and possibly worse, than New York.

 

 

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