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Our View: Challenges presented by immigration nothing new

Posted 1/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

One of the hottest topics in this year's presidential election race, is immigration. But, really, what's new about that?

 

 

Susan Estrich: Donald ducks

Posted 1/29/2016 in National Columns

"I'm for Trump," the man across the room from me said.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mike Drogula

 

 

Our View: Severstal was our 'Roger Bannister' moment

Posted 1/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

This week, local and state officials, along with executives from Steel Dynamics, Inc., gathered just south of the steel-mill for a ground-breaking ceremony for SDI's $100-million expansion.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: The demand for villains

Posted 1/28/2016 in National Columns

The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood.

 

Slimantics: Two meetings, two perceptions of police

Posted 1/27/2016 in Local Columns

On Tuesday, Columbus interim police chief Fred Shelton spoke at the Columbus Rotary Club at Lion Hills Center. Although he has made numerous public appearances in the roughly three months he has served as interim chief, this was just the second time I had heard him speak.

 

Voice of the people: Martin Pomphrey, M.D.

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's problem with honesty

Posted 1/27/2016 in National Columns

The first question to Hillary Clinton from an audience member during Monday night's Democratic town hall in Iowa must have been a blow from one so young -- a potential new voter -- this close to the caucuses.

 

Our View: Marty Turner's Facebook outbursts

Posted 1/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For the second time in three months, Columbus Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner has used social media to attack a fellow councilman.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Track Palin, Sarah's latest political opportunity

Posted 1/26/2016 in National Columns

The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The rejection election

Posted 1/26/2016 in National Columns

With the Iowa caucuses a week away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump.

 

 

Possumhaw: Felis silvestris catus

Posted 1/25/2016 in Local Columns

Imagine Harry lying cold, alone, and flat on his back as the sky darkened over him. Could he feel the darkness he couldn't see? His sister, Wilhelmina, was she nearby? Did they nuzzle together crying for their mother?

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Smaller newspapers, more corruption

Posted 1/25/2016 in National Columns

A pre-sentencing investigation by the U.S. Probation Office claims Mississippians lost $300 million because prison head Chris Epps steered contracts to high bidders.

 

Ask Rufus: Tombigbee sharks and Mississippi volcanoes

Posted 1/23/2016 in Local Columns

Last week I saw an article about finding a shark on the Tombigbee River in Alabama.

 

Voice of the people: Mayor Robert Smith

I write in response to the Jan. 21 editorial in which The Dispatch calls upon me to veto the vote of the majority of the Columbus City Council to appoint Oscar Lewis Columbus chief of police.

 

 

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