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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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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)

Must-see TV series begins tonight

The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

Not the first rape discussion and not the last

Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about the shock and outrage so many are feeling about the recent comments about rape made by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and hopes that his misinformation will lead others to learn the real facts and take issues into their own hands. (August 24, 2012, Page 4A)

GOP hopefuls in the middle of ‘silly season’

The term “silly season” is probably related more to sports than anything else, but it could certainly be applied to presidential races and potential candidates. Editor Don Whitten says the political silly season is already in full force, and he takes a look at the ins and outs of Republican candidates to oppose Barack Obama in 2012. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

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