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Rich: The seersucker suit and the Book of Life

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy.

March 25, 2016 | | Columns


Noble: Politics the way it’s supposed to be

Politics -- it's become a dirty word.

March 25, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Right back atchoo!

There's something about Bradford Pear in full bloom which gives me a feeling in my chest and a lump in my throat.

March 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rampell: Trump not only candidate playing with tax returns

MARCH 12 -- Didya hear? Ted Cruz released his tax returns. So did Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders and even the famously opaque Hillary Clinton.

March 22, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Walker: The love of a stranger

"I love you," he said, and I knew the soft-spoken older gentleman meant it. This man I had just met stood by me as we witnessed the power of caring people and a faithful God who answered our cry for help.

March 22, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Understanding the Islamic State

MIAMI BEACH -- One wouldn't call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State through rhetoric which is either too cautious or too rash.

March 18, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Cahn: A Jewish woman helps Syrian refugees

I may be a Sprint customer, but I'm in love with the young woman in the AT&T commercials. OK, yuck, I'm old enough to be her father, or very young uncle. Forget I said anything.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Noble: Sunshine (Week) and new leaders

This is Sunshine Week. What the heck is this, you might rightly ask, and why should I care?

March 18, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Richardson: A history of Campbell Street, Part 2

(This week's column picks up from last month's piece on "The Revolutionary War on Campbell Street," which looked at the street's early history along with the city's public squares, Jackson School, and several churches. This second installment begins with a visit to Cedars Cemetery.)

March 18, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: The summer of Dirty Fred’s, the prequel

Not too long ago, I wrote about the sublime experience that was the summer of Dirty Fred's. To be sure, there has never been another place on the planet like it, thank God.

March 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Shame, shame, shame

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump continues to surge forward as the most-likely Republican nominee, perfectly sane people are beginning to wonder: "Was there something we missed? Maybe he's not really so bad?"

March 15, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Pondering and learning

Someone I know but who is not a reader of this column wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading my last book and was curious to know, "When these people or situations cross your life, do you take notes of what you're learning from them?"

March 15, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The looming teacher shortage

Parents talk with me about a variety of concerns during the course of a normal school year. A lot of these conversations (and for that matter, a lot of social media patter) relate in one way or another to perceived teacher quality. Every parent wants his or her child to have an excellent teacher, and rightfully so. The research is very clear: teacher quality is the most significant factor in student achievement.

March 15, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: ‘Open government is good government’

Next week is Sunshine Week across the country, the week where newspapers and other media focus on why -- as stated on the Reports Committee for Freedom of the Press' Sunshine Week website -- "open government is good government."

March 11, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Farewell, prince of tides

WASHINGTON -- Soon after "The Prince of Tides" became a blockbuster movie in 1991, People magazine put the film's leading man, Nick Nolte, on its cover as the "Sexiest Man Alive."

March 11, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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Rich: Stabler and the Righteous Renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I ...

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 14, 2016

This week I'd like to say a few words about a guy no one has ever referred to -- in my presence, anyway -- as their ...

June 14, 2016 | | Columns


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