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Our View: Labat and Shelton show admirable leadership, cooperation

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials

Since her arrival as superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District this summer, Cherie Labat has taken pains to carefully craft and nurture the image the city's schools present to the community.

 

 

Daniel Gardner: We're all in this together

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

Gracious! We're ending 2018 on a bitter note, no different from the cacophony we've heard continually since the 2016 election.

 

 

Robert Koehler: The lost and the entitled

Posted earlier today in National Columns

When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off.

 

 

Our View: 4-County honors its mission with 'keep the change' grants

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

"Keep the change" is an old expression, usually a small, seemingly insignificant gesture motivated as much by convenience (who wants to fool with a few coins?) as charity.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Differentness' is real, but doesn't always matter

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: How democracy is losing the world

Posted yesterday in National Columns

If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an "impeachable offense."

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

Friday's paper had an article in it about two recent fatal shootings of black men by police officers who were responding to "shots fired" calls. In both cases the police apparently mistook the black men for the criminals when they actually were the "good guys" responding to crimes committed by others.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

A declaimer before this letter: I am writing this because of talk on the street I have heard of late. I am being kind in my remarks, to what the street talk is. No accusations meant, just some information needed to explain our current financial situation.

 

 

Other Editors: 12/10/18

Posted 12/10/2018 in National Columns

Never pass a school bus while it is loading or unloading students.

 

Possumhaw: Where did they all come from?

Posted 12/8/2018 in Local Columns

A host of Canada geese have remained with us for an unusually long time. Often the birds migrate in, settle for a while, and when the air turns cold, they head further south. But this year, they have stayed.

 

Jiben Roy: The natural process is the answer. Is it?

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

Recently H.W. Bush died at the age of 94. Our 41st president had a wonderful long active life, which we all cherish. He even had fun skydiving at age 90.

 

 

Cartoonist View 12/9/18

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bush 41's vision of 'a kinder, gentler nation' is gone with him

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Who lost the world Bush 41 left behind?

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

George H.W. Bush was America's closer. Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern Europeans and the dissolution of the Soviet Union into 15 independent nations.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Why Barbara Bush is so high up in George H.W.'s obituaries

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

Rarely has a president been identified so closely with his wife. That Barbara Bush never pursued a big-league career made her high profile even more remarkable. Nor did she fashion herself into an icon of elegance and glamour. She rose to prominence for simply being the partner-in-life of George H.W. Bush.

 

Ask Rufus: The Fish Trap

Posted 12/8/2018 in Local Columns

I just took a journey through history, fishing, politics and up the Tombigbee. It all started in the parking lot of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point one day last week.

 

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