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Friday, April 18, 2014

Barack Obama

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)

Secession petitions taking things a bit too far

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s a common response. Editor Don Whitten points to a new response – if you can’t beat ‘em, secede – that’s popping up around the country after the recent election, and he writes that it appears lots of folks apparently don’t recall their history lessons very well. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi write an open letter to students, faculty and alumni responding to disturbing incidents on campus last week. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Gene Hays writes to comment that politicizing the Bible and two Christian leaders isn’t a good way to get votes, Martha Hitch writes to provide more information on the embassy attacks in Libya, Gary G. Carter writes to stand with the Rev. Billy Graham, Lee Habeeb writes to say that the Electoral College offers a system that works well for small states and Peter Kondos writes to give his take on party politics and Tuesday’s election. (November 5, 2012, Page 4A)

Mississippians and the voting booth

Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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