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Partial to Home: In the fullness of August

Posted 8/17/2019 in Local Columns

If you are driving down Jemison Mill Road near Steens and happen see three abandoned kittens emerge from a hollow tree like a scene from a fairy tale and you turn around for a second look, you might as well clear off the front seat to make way for additional passengers.


Mona Charen: What Hong Kong means

Posted 8/17/2019 in National Columns

The protests in Hong Kong are heartbreaking to witness. I recall the gloom that accompanied the handover of sovereignty ceremony in 1997. Prince Charles was there. So was Tony Blair. Only eight years had passed since the communist Chinese government had mowed down an estimated 10,000 democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square. And while China had since begun to liberalize its economy, the communist party maintained its totalitarian grip on political power, news and information, travel, family life, religion and the arts.



Leonard Pitts Jr: The 'peculiar institution' is no artifact of the dead past

Posted 8/17/2019 in National Columns

Perhaps you've heard of white fragility. The term was popularized by sociologist Robin DiAngelo in her 2018 book of the same name that seeks to explain why white people often find it so hard to discuss race, why the subject frequently makes them angry and defensive. Well, a textbook example of that fragility recently roiled social media.



Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump's great gamble

Posted 8/17/2019 in National Columns

President Donald Trump's reelection hopes hinge on two things: the state of the economy in 2020 and the identity of the Democratic nominee.


Ask Rufus: Dancing Under a Green Corn Moon

Posted 8/17/2019 in Local Columns

Last week there was a spectacular full moon. It was known as the Green Corn Moon.


Voice of the people: Gerald Weathers



Voice of the people: Gerry Langeler



Froma Harrop: Bernie Sanders needs a shot of dignity

Posted 8/16/2019 in National Columns

I have never been a big fan of Bernie Sanders. His authoritarian tendencies and aggressive attacks on any who would disagree have outweighed the good in him.



Our View: Wright's actions a disservice to taxpayers and students

Posted 8/15/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

In 2015, Lowndes County voters approved a $44 million bond issue to build/upgrade facilities across the county school district.



Voice of the people: Danny Coggins



Voice of the people: Lisa Tentoni Freeman



Voice of the people: Ben C. Toledano



Leonard Pitts Jr.: Jeffrey Epstein didn't commit suicide

Posted 8/14/2019 in National Columns

Jeffrey Epstein didn't commit suicide. He was murdered by Hillary and/or Bill Clinton. Or he was assassinated by the Russians. Or Donald Trump killed him. Or he isn't dead at all, having been spirited into the Witness Protection Program, where he presumably now shares an island mansion with Tupac Shakur and 84-year-old Elvis Presley.



Larry Elder: After mass shootings, Trump blamed for 'increasing racism' -- But is white racism really increasing?

Posted 8/14/2019 in National Columns

Immediately following two horrific mass shootings -- one in El Paso, Texas, and another within a matter of hours in Dayton, Ohio -- the blame game started.



Other Editors: Woodstock 50 folds: There's no going back to the garden

Posted 8/14/2019 in National Columns



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