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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Congress

What’s the real state of the union as we begin 2015?

President Barack Obama will be fulfilling the charge given the president in Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution with his State of the Union talk tonight. With expectations that he will spend more time making proposals for Congress to consider, we offer some of the changes between now and a year ago to show how various areas compare. (January 20, 2015, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Al Povall writes in response to a recent “Our View” editorial about a ‘do-something Congress” and has the view that oftentimes less is more when it comes to Congress and the bills that are passed there. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

How blessed we are

Think, on this day of giving thanks for what we have, about people in other areas of our country, in other countries. Think of our service men and women serving around the world. Now, where would you rather be and how much more thankful are you now? (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

It’s homework time with election looming

We urge all readers and citizens to do their homework to get prepared for next week’s election. Voting is a right and a duty, and it’s your responsibility to be prepared when you go to the polls next Tuesday. (October 28, 2014, Page 4)

National POW/MIA Day today

Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. and local author Gene Hays writes a guest column for “Your Turn,” reminding all that today is National POW/MIA Day and looking at the meaning behind the day. (September 19, 2014, Page 4)

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)

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