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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Barack Obama

GOP race: Elimination sprints or marathon?

It’s more than a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, and already the Republicans are hard at work trying to figure out how to settle on a candidate who will probably be taking on Hillary Clinton. Editor Don Whitten looks at ways to trim the large field, but wonders if GOP leaders will be able to manage that feat. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)

Silly season for 2016 election about to tip off

In Our View, we wonder if Hilary Clinton’s campaigning attempt for fellow Democrats is really a signal that it’s about time to start the silly season for the 2016 president election that’s sill more than two years away. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

Who are millennials — and what do they think?

Are you a millennial? Do you know a millennial or two? Editor Don Whitten looks at the group that includes teenagers to those in their early 30s, including what a recent poll says about their political leanings and feelings about the government. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

Questions for the famous

Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders what it would be like to actually meet someone who is famous. What questions would you ask? What would you like to know. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

Federal government not very popular these days

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at research numbers that show that people do not have a very favorable opinion of the federal government, regardless who which party they belong to. The interesting thing, Whitten notes, is that the feeling is different at the state and local levels. (April 24, 2013, Page 4)

Wonder if these letters to Santa were written?

Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing letters to Santa Claus from children around the community, wondered what letters from some well-known folks might have said. He’s speculates on letters from football coaches, school personnel, et cetera. (December 19, 2012, Page 4)

‘Fiscal cliff’ – when and what – a scary thought

The “fiscal cliff.” Is it coming? Will Congress and the administration reach a compromise? What will it mean for most Americans? Editor Don Whitten ponders those questions and others as he explores the talk about the impending cliff that’s moving closer and closer. (December 10, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Carolyn Ross writes to say that there are too many questions still left unanswered regarding the terrorist acts in Benghazi, Libya earlier this year. (November 26, 2012, Page 4A)

How could a Christian have voted for Obama?

Religion columnist Randy Weeks writes about the reasons many Christians voted for President Barack Obama and why questioning someone’s faith based on a political choice is not only wrong, but an “audacious assertion.” (November 16, 2012, Page 5B)

Post-election posturing already underway

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the national scene just over a week after Election 2012 and already sees both sides of the aisle saying this and promising that, and he wonders if there will be hands reaching across the aisles for the good of the country rather than the good of the parties. (November 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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