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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Silly season for 2016 election about to tip off

In Our View, we wonder if Hilary Clinton’s campaigning attempt for fellow Democrats is really a signal that it’s about time to start the silly season for the 2016 president election that’s sill more than two years away. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

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    Likely runoff could be something positive

    Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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      Oh, happy day – when the campaigning is over

      Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about turning her political volume down – and possibly off – this election season because of all of the games that seemed to be being played these days. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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        Wouldn’t It Be Great?

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

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          How many politicians did you hear from?

          Mitt called. So did Nancy and Rick and even the guv. Editor Don Whitten writes about his weekend  talking – no, make that listening – to politicians via the magic of robo calls. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Let’s hear from women on the birth control issue

            Local columnist Deidra Jackson has seen and heard lots of men talking about birth control and contraception and says it’s way past time that we hear from women who know more about the issue and whose opinions should carry the most weight. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              David Robinson writes to relate a more pleasant dog-candidate story, while Blake Robertson writes to praise Oxford and organizers of the recent biking competition for their event. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

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                Campaign trail can be treacherous

                The biggest obstacle for local candidates going door-to-door isn’t the homeowners, but rather their pets. (August 8, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Candidates, if you’re not sincere, voters will say ‘no’

                  When strange men start knocking on her door, local columnist Deidra Jackson knows it must be election time. Jackson takes a look at the door-to-door campaigning and offers a few tips to those who are out to sway those who’ll be voting in upcoming elections. (July 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Post-election note

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a general letter to candidates who’ve contacted him via various forms of communication during the campaign season, and tells them why it’s so important that their goal is to work for the good of the people. (November 3, 2010, Page 4)

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