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Ask Rufus: The Night Before Christmas

Posted 12/24/2016 in Local Columns

The poem "The Night Before Christmas" is an enduring American Christmas tradition, but few know its history or realize its impact on how we celebrate Christmas.

 

Our View: Christmas has arrived in the (Saint) Nick of time

Posted 12/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Christmas has arrived. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.

 

Partial to Home: Santa Claus revealed

Posted 12/24/2016 in Local Columns

When I was 6 years old, I had a paper route. I am sure of this because one of my customers gave my mother a handwritten note I put in her newspaper.

Froma Harrop: Trump's favorite targets are Republicans

Posted 12/24/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Europe's future -- Merkel or Le Pen?

Posted 12/24/2016 in National Columns

The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.

Slimantics: Listen up, kids, Santa has something to say

Posted 12/23/2016 in Local Columns

Each year, Santa does his final interviews with the media two days before he begins his long Christmas Eve journey.

 

Jiben Roy: In the time of Christmas

Posted 12/23/2016 in Local Columns

Namaste and Merry Christmas to everyone from a person belonging to an ancient Dharma (religion).

 

 

Mona Charen: One man's impact

Posted 12/23/2016 in National Columns

On Dec. 19, radio host Charlie Sykes completed his last broadcast for WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

 

Our View: New blood, new ideas strengthen communities

Posted 12/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Generally, Columbus city council meetings are attended by familiar faces, a small group of citizens who regularly monitor the meetings and, on occasion, speak during the citizens' input portion.

 

 

Steve Chapman: The abortion battle ahead -- and a way out of it

Posted 12/22/2016 in National Columns

In the presidential campaign, no issue separated Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton more starkly than abortion.

 

 

Froma Harrop: 'Jackie,' manners and power

Posted 12/22/2016 in National Columns

Those expecting to feast on the splendor of a fashion icon in the movie "Jackie" may feel misled.

 

 

Our View: Oktibbeha supervisors damage their own cause

Posted 12/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On some issues, there is no avoiding controversy and the inevitable wounds that go with them.

 

 

Marc Dion: Oh, Christmas sweater

Posted 12/21/2016 in National Columns

I'm a newspaper reporter. I'm 59 years old. I wear a lot of tweed.

 

Slimantics: It's a Wonderful Life: 2016

Posted 12/20/2016 in Local Columns

It's just five days until Christmas and no Christmas season is complete without a viewing of Frank Capra's paean to Socialism, otherwise known as "It's A Wonderful Life."

 

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