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Our View: With holidays come opportunities

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials

You will forgive us if we look past Halloween for a moment to consider the two big holidays that are on the horizon -- Thanksgiving and Christmas.



Jiben Roy: Bedouin culture in the 21st century

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

Long ago, Bedouin tribes used to roam around most of the middle eastern countries. They rode camels and moved place to place in the deserts for oasis and food. They carried swords and used to kill animals and even humans of other tribes.



Charlie Mitchell: There will be a smidge of suspense on election day

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

Question: What do you call a person with no body and no nose? Answer: Nobody knows. Get it?


Possumhaw: Letting your imagination run wild

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

James Wallace is a walker and a noticer. While almost anybody can walk, James -- whom I call Jamie, because his grandmother called him Jamie -- notices things most walkers wouldn't.


Steve Chapman: Americans are living high at the expense of posterity

Posted yesterday in National Columns

When the first world war ended 100 years ago, no one had to be told that it was an important event. Every story on the front page of The Chicago Daily Tribune on Nov. 11, 1918, had something to do with it.


Partial to Home: Nothing sheepish about these Algomians

Posted 10/21/2018 in Local Columns

Thursday lunch, Algoma Store. Five of us are sitting at a round table with a vinyl, checked tablecloth. Mike and Clyde are eating bologna-and-cheese sandwiches on white bread. Johnny is having chicken-fried steak with white gravy and Don and I are having chicken wings, he with fried onion rings, me potato logs.


Letter to the editor: Peggy J. Rogers


Ask Rufus: No. 27 and Mrs. Harris' Pumpkin Pie

Posted 10/20/2018 in Local Columns

It is the little twist and turns of history which makes it so interesting to delve into. A week ago I wrote of the search for lost Civil War graves in Columbus' Friendship Cemetery. Surprising as it may seem, that story may be tied to the current fad of pumpkin spice.


Our View: It just means more

Posted 10/19/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

A couple of years ago, the Southeastern Conference adopted an new slogan for its marketing campaign: "It just means more."



Patrick Buchanan: Caravan puts Trump legacy on the line

Posted 10/19/2018 in National Columns

Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



Steve Chapman: America vs. the World is a losing game

Posted 10/19/2018 in National Columns

The Trump administration is full of people who think that if you're making the rest of the world mad, you're doing something right.



Our View: With cool weather coming, now is the time to check on vulnerable neighbors

Posted 10/18/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Fall rarely overstays its welcome in our part of the world. With that in mind, it may be a good time to consider those for whom winter can be more of a health hazard than an inconvenience.



Leonard Pitts: Young people, the GOP is scared of you

Posted 10/18/2018 in National Columns

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of you.


Slimantics: At long last, I'm a quitter

Posted 10/17/2018 in Local Columns

Not that I am counting the days or anything, but I walked away from one of my oldest relationships 142 days ago. While my friends can't stop slapping me on the back for the break-up -- they said they knew all along ours was a toxic relationship - I confess that I'm feeling a bit guilty about it and I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it.


Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.



Patrick Buchanan: Should US-Saudi alliance be saved?

Posted 10/17/2018 in National Columns

Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.



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