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Our View: It just means more

Posted yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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.

 

 

Our View: A time for redevelopment optimism in Columbus

Posted 10/16/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

At first glance, there is little to indicate that a sense of optimism may be taking hold in Columbus.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Two ways to go with local special sales tax levies

Posted 10/16/2018 in Local Columns

 

 

Froma Harrop: On Wall Street, Us R Toys

Posted 10/16/2018 in National Columns

As America emerged from World War II, the public generally agreed that the ordinary people who had endured the sacrifice should share in the good times ahead. A golden age for the American worker commenced as business, labor and government stood together on the stage.

 

 

Other Editors: It is essential that Nikki Haley's replacement be as evenhanded as she is

Posted 10/15/2018 in National Columns

Nearly three dozen administration officials have left or been forced out of key posts since President Donald Trump was sworn in last year. Few, if any, will be missed as much as Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation as United Nations ambassador on Tuesday.

 

Possumhaw: The inconsistency of time

Posted 10/15/2018 in Local Columns

I've had some tragic news making each day stretch out like a month. I ordered a winter dress and it has not arrived. It's 79 degrees and I cannot wear the dress, but surely, I could have shorn a sheep by now. At the same time, my hair appointment is due; surely, I was just there. Basically, I am just irritable because I have lost my too-young friends to eternity.

Partial to Home: Funeral food and funeral flowers

Posted 10/13/2018 in Local Columns

Saturday, a week ago, on the way home from a graveside service at Friendship, I drove through Trash Alley where a garage sale and fish fry were in progress. Thinking some levity might be a nice follow-up to what had been a solemn event, I rolled the window down and asked what was cooking. Fish and chicken.

 

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