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Friday, May 22, 2015

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All politicians need is some Play-Doh

City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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    Let’s hope 114th is a ‘do-something’ Congress

    It’s our view that the 113th Congress earned its low approval ratings and our hope that the 114th Congress that convenes in January bucks that tradition and starts working together for the good of the country as a whole. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Peter Frost writes that a divided Congress will not be able to solve any problems and he calls on “minority ideologues” like Alan Nunnelee to start working with their more moderate colleagues. (October 23, 2013, Page 4)

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        Children, Congress aren’t so very different

        Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has noticed a similarity between children and members of Congress, and the wonders if we ought to start treating Congress the same as we treat our kids when they don’t get along. (October 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Partisanship, bipartisanship must coexist

          Editor Don Whitten takes a look at partisanship and bipartisanship in politics, particularly at the state and national level, and notes how the two must coexist if our governments are to get anything done. (March 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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            ‘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)

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              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)

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                Letters to the Editor

                David Smith writes to take note of the ongoing conflicts between politicians with one side seeming to oppose the other regardless of the issue, and he urges all to drop their rigid ideology and work for the good of all. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Abe The Dealmaker

                  Remember the story from Genesis about Abraham trying to deal with God to save Sodom? Local columnist Jimmy Reed uses the story to illustrate the point that the country’s leadership needs to learn a bit more about compromise if there’s to be any solution to the ongoing debt crisis and economic woes. (July 19, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Communicating in today’s world

                    The Internet and other technological advances do make communicating a little easier these day, but local columnist T.J. Ray notes that it still doesn’t help us when it comes to knowing how to communicate that we are not in harmony with the actions others take. (October 28, 2010, Page 4)

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