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Partial to Home: Jim Lavender's circus dreams

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

All his life, even before he was stapling posters on telephone poles advertising upcoming Ringling Brothers shows and B.B. King concerts for his Uncle Dave, Jim Lavender wanted to be in the circus.


Steve Chapman: Trump's dangerous confusion on the Iranian deal

Posted yesterday in National Columns

When it comes to the Iranian nuclear deal, the Trump administration is a carnival of contradiction. Its attitude brings to mind the stor


Patrick Buchanan: Trump -- American Gaullis

Posted yesterday in National Columns

If a U.S. president calls an adversary "Rocket Man ... on a mission to suicide," and warns his nation may be "totally destroyed," other ideas in his speech will tend to get lost.

Ask Rufus: The City Halls of Columbus

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

The recent completion of the restoration of Columbus City Hall has brought to mind the fascinating stories of earlier buildings that served as city hall.

Slimantics: Harry Dean Stanton: a rare authenticity in the age of Facebook

Posted 9/22/2017 in Local Columns

When "Lucky" makes its box office debut on Sept. 29, it will mark the end of 60 years of acting by Harry Dean Stanton, who died last week at the age of 91.


Leonard Pitts: Sean Spicer at the Emmys no laughing matter

Posted 9/22/2017 in National Columns

"Was nothing real?" -- Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show"


Home Base: Fake news cuts both ways

Posted 9/21/2017 in Local Columns

Donald Trump is the president of the United States. Regardless of whether you support him, he's a White House resident presumably until at least Jan. 20, 2021.


Connie Schultz: All is not forgiven, Sean Spicer

Posted 9/21/2017 in National Columns

On his first full day as president, Donald Trump showed up at the CIA, described journalists as "among the most dishonest human beings on earth" and accused them of making up stuff about him.



Our View: Mayhew: From bees and beer to a center for education

Posted 9/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There's not much to Mayhew, at least not that first meets the eye.



Voice of the people: Saul Vydas



Patrick Buchanan: Who truly imperils our free society?

Posted 9/20/2017 in National Columns

"The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true."



Our View: Shopping for a college

Posted 9/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

High-achieving students may be different in myriad ways, but one thing they have in common is keen sense of curiosity.



Salena Zito: Look to the many, not the few

Posted 9/19/2017 in National Columns

A lone protester paced in front of Harvard University's admissions office on a foggy Monday morning.



Bernard Goldberg: The ESPN double standard

Posted 9/19/2017 in National Columns

Let's get crazy and play pretend. Let's imagine that a white ESPN male anchor, during the presidency of Barack Obama, put out a series of tweets calling Obama a racist, and said he was ignorant and offensive.


Possumhaw: The enucleated eye

Posted 9/18/2017 in Local Columns

Marv Ashman and his wife Betsy live in Petaluma, California. Marv reads Possumhaw and occasionally sends a comment, or occasionally a tale of his own. Turns out Marv worked for an optical dispensary for 33 years where, like Sam, Marv acquired more than a few optical stories. In Marv's early days, he attended an optical school, only to be told perhaps his talents lay elsewhere. They, of course, were wrong.


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