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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thad Cochran

Breaking a commandment — or ignoring it?

President Ronald Reagan regularly quoted what he called the 11th commandment — Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at national and Mississippi politics where it appears a number of Republicans aren’t following those directions at all. (February 26, 2014, Page 4)

A message for our congressmen

Local columnist T.J. Ray puts together a message for state congressmen after their part in the government shutdown and their apparent lack of involvement in settling anything. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Don Mutchler writes to say that elected officials should put the interests of their constituents ahead of their own preferences when it comes to making laws and policy. (June 5, 2013, Page 4A)

‘Fiscal cliff’ game goes down to the wire

The biggest game over the past four or five days wasn’t in the NFL or NCAA; it was in Washington as government officials played the “Fiscal Cliff” bowl. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the game, picking out some highlights and some good and bad plays. (January 2, 2013, Page 4)

Former Gov. Waller dies at 85

Former Gov. William Lowe “Bill” Waller, originally from Oxford, died Wednesday at the age of 85 in Jackson. Read about his life and reactions from those who knew him in today’s EAGLE. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)

We all need to help improve Congress

Congress, according to national polls, isn’t doing a very good job at all these days. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the problem and how we, as citizens, can help improve production from our lawmakers in Washington. (October 26, 2011, Page 4A)

Political party squabbles getting more local

Do you think that, sometimes, the Democrats pay more attention to Republicans and their problems and vice versa? Editor Don Whitten writes that what has been more of a national issue is now starting to trickle down locally as parties have internal squabbles that are making the opposition take note. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

Little storm cleanup aid for farmers

Four months after tornadoes and high winds wrecked havoc in parts of Lafayette County, farmers and foresters are still left without much help in their cleanup efforts due to a lack of available funds. (August 31, 2011, Page 1A)

Howorth making way back into public service

On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate former mayor Richard Howorth to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. (March 18, 2011, Page 1A)

Adams nominated for U.S. Attorney

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Felicia C. Adams to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Adams is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi. (March 3, 2011, Page 1)

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