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Friday, August 29, 2014

Congress

Climate change and women

Climate change will affect women more than men. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at that contention as he wonders about the uninformed and informed debating the issue. (August 7, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Ruth Steyn writes to encourage incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran to debate Republican primary opponent Chris McDaniel so that voters can see the candidates side by side and learn about the similarities and differences in their views. (May 1, 2014, Page 4)

Poll looks into officials, Ukraine and missing jet

Polls, Editor Don Whitten writes, give us a snapshot of the general feeling the public has on given issues. With that in mind, how about a look at how we feel about public officials’ approval ratings, what the U.S. should do in Ukraine and just what’s going on with the missing Malaysian jet? (April 7, 2014, Page 4)

Confusion continues to surround Obamacare

Regardless of what you call it, the Affordable Care Act is off to a shaky start with signup problems and other issues popping up as opponents continue to take aim. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the issues which are leaving Obamacare supporters playing defense. (November 13, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Peter Frost writes that a divided Congress will not be able to solve any problems and he calls on “minority ideologues” like Alan Nunnelee to start working with their more moderate colleagues. (October 23, 2013, Page 4)

What’s it gonna take to end this cycle?

Editor Don Whitten writes about the recent settlement which ended the government shutdown and dealt with the debt ceiling, comparing the whole situation to a continuous loop much like the one Phil Connors had to live with in the movie “Groundhog Day.” (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Jim Shollenberger writes to say that recent actions by the GOP were not compromise but actually extortion. (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Did you get the email from Warren Buffet?

Wow! A financial tip from Warren Buffett, the “Wizard of Omaha”? Nope, a chain letter about dealing with Congress from a Warren Buffet, with one “t.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the message many of you may have gotten recently. (October 14, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Brandon Presley writes to urge those who oppose allowing nuclear waste from other states to be dumped in Mississippi to contact their government officials. (September 4, 2013, Page 4)

Regardless of interest, student loans still an issue

There’s hope that Congress has reached a compromise that will keep the interest rate on student loans lower than expected, but the issue of college loans is still there. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the concern that two-thirds of college students have. (July 22, 2013, Page 4)

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