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Our View: Burns Bottom Redevelopment a risk worth taking

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday marked a key moment in the efforts by the city of Columbus to redevelop blighted areas of the city, a move that every citizen should support, even though it will mean an increase in taxes.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: America repudiates its president

Posted yesterday in National Columns

A remarkable thing happened last week.

 

 

Our View: The Class of 2018

Posted 8/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Welcome teachers, as we present to you the Class of 2018.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Where does it end?

Posted 8/22/2017 in National Columns

When I was in high school, in the early 1960s, my family embarked on a car ride south -- from New Jersey to Florida, where we had relatives.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Women united refuse to be dishes on cad's buffet

Posted 8/22/2017 in National Columns

Let us briefly rest from the obscene world of politics and turn to the more wholesome subject of hookups at bars.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump vs. the business community

Posted 8/21/2017 in National Columns

Most business executives fumed and groused for the eight years Barack Obama was in the White House. He was a former community organizer who had never met a payroll, and those in the corporate boardrooms thought he was no friend of free enterprise.

 

Possumhaw: What you don't know will kill you

Posted 8/21/2017 in Local Columns

"14 'Healthy' Foods That Are Actually Bad for You" caught my attention. The article's author was Jennifer Cohen and the website was Forbes. As a healthy vegetarian, I knew I'd ace the list. I was wrong

 

Other Editors: It's time to change the state flag

Posted 8/21/2017 in National Columns

Once again, the issue of the Mississippi state flag has come up for debate.

 

Ask Rufus: Lost churches of Columbus

Posted 8/19/2017 in Local Columns

Lately I have been asked about some of the old church buildings of Columbus that have been lost to so-called progress.

Being Beautiful: Turn up the radio and turn down Memory Lane

Posted 8/19/2017 in Local Columns

What has the magic power to transport us through space and time back to a moment, whether happy or sad?

Slimantics: If an eclipse can stop one war ...

Posted 8/19/2017 in Local Columns

On Monday, from about noon until 3 p.m. (local time), most of us are going to stop what we're doing to note a natural phenomenon -- a solar eclipse. When the eclipse is full, at approximately 1:28 p.m., the sun will look like a small orange crescent and the skies will be dark, but not entirely dark.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Charlottesville didn't spring from nowhere

Posted 8/19/2017 in National Columns

It is important to look beyond the riot.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: America's second civil war

Posted 8/19/2017 in National Columns

"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Another Kemper power plant surprise

Posted 8/18/2017 in Local Columns

I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong.

 

 

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