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Thursday, October 30, 2014

United States

‘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)

Post-election posturing already underway

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the national scene just over a week after Election 2012 and already sees both sides of the aisle saying this and promising that, and he wonders if there will be hands reaching across the aisles for the good of the country rather than the good of the parties. (November 16, 2012, Page 4A)

Secession petitions taking things a bit too far

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s a common response. Editor Don Whitten points to a new response – if you can’t beat ‘em, secede – that’s popping up around the country after the recent election, and he writes that it appears lots of folks apparently don’t recall their history lessons very well. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

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)

Status update: Get to work!

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about his dislike for a popular social networking giant, Facebook, because of the time he sees people wasting communicating on the site. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Carolyn Ross writes to cite three recent examples of how President Obama’s behavior belies his words. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to urge everyone to get a copy of, and read, the Constitution this week to learn more about the document that changed the course of the history of our country forever. (September 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Government – or the lack of it

Local columnist T.J. Ray admits he’s no constitutional scholar nor an attorney, but he still wonders about common beliefs about our country and its form of government and representation. Are we becoming a government run by the minority, he asks. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Philip Loria writes in response to a recent letter to the editor, citing personal experiences and knowledge of patients being able to receive different medical care in the United States than they would in other countries. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

Welcoming the new American citizens …

Dr. Marie M. Husni addressed the new American citizens who took the oath of citizenship earlier this year, and she offers, in a guest column, an adaptation of that speech as a tribute to the United States and to the opportunities it offers. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

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