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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.

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: America doesn't shrug

Posted 10/13/2018 in National Columns

What if the end of the world came and nobody noticed? It's not quite an idle question.

 

Ask Rufus: Looking Underground

Posted 10/13/2018 in Local Columns

This past four days have been both fun and fascinating. Last Wednesday, the project to locate lost Civil War graves of Union soldiers in Columbus' Friendship Cemetery cranked up.

 

Our View: CAFB remains crucial partner to Columbus, Lowndes

Posted 10/12/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine for a moment that a company announced that it was opening in Lowndes County and would produce $250 million dollars in economic impact each year. We would hardly be able to contain our excitement, right?

 

 

Mona Charen: Why do we care about Jamal Khashoggi?

Posted 10/12/2018 in National Columns

He had an appointment at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to collect some documents he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee -- a certificate showing that he was divorced from his first wife. He entered the consulate on Oct. 2 at 1:14 p.m., asking his fiancee to wait outside for him. She did. Until 2 a.m. He never emerged.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Even birth control is under attack

Posted 10/11/2018 in National Columns

There was a time when Republicans and Democrats generally agreed that access to birth control was a public good. Most saw preventing unwanted pregnancies as key to making abortions rare.

 

 

Our View: It's past time for Councilman Jones to explain himself

Posted 10/10/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Until eight days ago, Stephen Jones seemed to comport himself as a model citizen. Since joining the council as its Ward 5 representative 2-1/2 years ago, he's acted in that role with what's appeared to be unflappable integrity. He's often been an independent swing vote, and he's never been one to shy away from explaining his positions or accepting accountability for his decisions.

 

 

Voice of the people: Billy Hairston

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Progressives need more than a majority

Posted 10/10/2018 in National Columns

Here's what gets me about progressives. They never seem to realize that they are the majority. Yet on issue after issue, the polling consistently shows that they are.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Informed communities are the best communities

Posted 10/9/2018 in Local Columns

Newspapers are businesses like no other. While other employers contribute to community life, newspapers, when operating at their best, are centers for community conversation and drive the quality of community life.

 

 

Voice of the people: Presley Hutchens

 

 

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