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Friday, December 19, 2014

Congress

Letters to the Editor

Millie Stivers writes to say that the reason U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee voted against a bill to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy was because of all the “pork” attached to the bill, while Jack Dunbar writes to say that efforts to ban assault rifles does not violate the Second Amendment. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Jim Shollenberger writes to say that the language in the Second Amendment is pretty clear when it comes to guns and a militia, Harry P. Owens writes to say that we need to move forward with reasonable gun regulations and David Smith writes to say that a recent editorial cartoon distorted the truth and misinformed readers about tax increases. (January 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Paycheck envelopes a tad lighter this week

Have you gotten your first paycheck in 2013 yet? If so, you noticed it was smaller. If not, get ready for the drop. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the 2 percent payroll tax for Social Security that’s hitting all employees. (January 9, 2013, 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)

We get what we work for, deserve

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that it appears our government is no longer “of the people” but “of the two parties” because of the division in ideology, and suggests it might be because citizens are no longer working as hard in the system. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

ADA compliance a battle for civil rights for all

Stacey Reycraft, a longtime advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, writes a guest column about accessibility to voting precinct sites around the county as well as the ongoing battle to help those with disabilities. (October 10, 2012, Page 4)

Gun control – questions and more questions

Gun control, in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Colorado, is a hot topic these days. Do we need more gun control? Would it do any good? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which offers many questions. (July 25, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Patti C. Harris writes to point out that, after seeing that the Congress, courts and Constitution haven’t stopped President Obama’s agenda, only the voters can apparently do anything. (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Thomas J. Rosser writes to say that the Supreme Court should strike down Arizona SB 1070 because it supports discrimination. (April 23, 2012, Page 4A)

British taking US over?

Local columnist T.J. Ray, after getting a somewhat humorous email about the British taking back over control of the “colonies,” looks at some of the problems the United States is going through. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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