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Our View: A Christmas tradition worth renewing

Posted 12/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Far away, by time if not by distance, at an appointed night not divulged to the children, families abandoned their normal evening routine to observe a Christmas tradition.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: An establishment unhinged

Posted 12/11/2015 in National Columns

Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration "until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on," Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions.

 

 

Our View: Committee's recommendations worthy of support

Posted 12/10/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When a committee was selected to review Columbus Police Department policies and procedures in the wake of the officer-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball on Oct. 16, there were likely some in the community who viewed this more as an attempt by the city to polish its tarnished image than a effort to produce meaningful changes.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump: The Islamic State's secret weapon?

Posted 12/10/2015 in National Columns

Americans looking for a Snuggy Bear and a blankey to ease their anxieties about the Islamic State will have to become more comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty.

 

 

Voice of the people: Joe Boggess

 

 

Our View: Shopping local businesses benefits us all

Posted 12/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

With a little more than two weeks remaining before Christmas, the shopping season is headed for the home stretch.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Uber and Teladoc: freedom vs. government regulation

Posted 12/9/2015 in Local Columns

Progress marches on, at an ever increasing rate, and this is creating regulatory confusion in Mississippi as the new challenges the old.

 

 

Our View: Legislature lacks focus, plan to lift state

Posted 12/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Before anything substantial is built, two things are required -- an agreement on what is to be built and a plan for how to build it.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Republicans have unprecedented power

Posted 12/8/2015 in Local Columns

As Election Day approached, Republicans in Mississippi had a collective theme: Look at what we've done for Mississippi, and we've only just begun.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Stop tying terrorist attacks to unrelated issues

Posted 12/8/2015 in National Columns

Traumatic national events often lead promoters of various causes to attempt a product tie-in. The terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, was no exception.

 

Possumhaw: Walking the roadways

Posted 12/7/2015 in Local Columns

A few years ago, maybe four or five, Shirley and I took to the asphalt. Walking's been a good thing, increasing endorphins, building endurance as we watch seasons change and occasionally solve world problems.

 

Froma Harrop: Drugmakers add insult to injury

Posted 12/7/2015 in National Columns

It's one thing for Pfizer to renounce its U.S. citizenship, moving its official residence to Dublin, Ireland, as a tax dodge -- all the while continuing to run the business in the United States.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Is Ted Cruz too mean to be president?

Posted 12/7/2015 in National Columns

Being nice is, for better or worse, not a qualification for the presidency.

 

Ask Rufus: A Christmas Tour of Homes

Posted 12/5/2015 in Local Columns

Next Sunday will be a different kind of home tour in Columbus.

 

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