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Possumhaw: A couple of lucky dogs

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

It's not easy being a cat person in a canine world. Sitting on the porch while studying and occasionally letting my eyes and thoughts wander over to the lake or into the woods, I noticed the cats pouncing on butterflies.

 

Marc Dion: Trump's turn to write the check

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

To get it out of the way, I live in a poverty stricken mid-sized city in Massachusetts. We used to have a textile and garment industry, and now we do not. We're a heroin overdose city, a wear-pajama-pants-to-Wal-Mart city. State and federal money props up our schools, our police force and our fire department. About 75 percent of kids in local schools get lunch for free.

 

 

Other Editors: 'Fed up with 50th'

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

A group of Mississippi parents and teachers who are lobbying for predictable and equitable education funding may not get their way with the Legislature, but they win the award for the best name: Fed Up With 50th.

 

Partial to Home: Unclaimed baggage

Posted 1/21/2017 in Local Columns

I suppose I should thank the person who threw out the plastic bag from Unclaimed Baggage while driving through the soccer park last week.

 

Voice of the people: Deborah Johnson

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: New president, new world

Posted 1/21/2017 in National Columns

"Don't Make Any Sudden Moves" is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs.

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump's inaugural address nothing more than magical thinking

Posted 1/21/2017 in National Columns

It was, arguably, the most telling moment of Donald Trump's inauguration speech.

 

 

Healthcare clinic a positive move

Posted 1/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, we inaugurated a new president, and, as it is with every new administration, there will be changes.

 

 

Mona Charen: The anti-business businessman

Posted 1/20/2017 in National Columns

We've been instructed not to take our new president literally but instead seriously (in the felicitous phrasing of Salena Zito).

 

 

Our View: Council's decision to hire crime consultant a positive step

Posted 1/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

During Tuesday's meeting, the Columbus City council voted to hire a consultant to examine ways the Columbus Police Department can be more effective in fighting crime.

 

 

Voice of the people: Heath Fisackerly

 

 

Steve Chapman: On ethics, Trump is no Obama

Posted 1/19/2017 in National Columns

There was a time when American voters had to wonder whether Barack Obama was personally corrupt.

 

Slimantics: Legislature's shell game not worth playing

Posted 1/18/2017 in Local Columns

Seasoned tourists know the games. It's the rubes who are the easy marks.

 

Jiben Roy: Social media and misinformation

Posted 1/18/2017 in Local Columns

We all are familiar with the word "rumor." Rumor runs faster than anything else.

 

 

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