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Friday, December 19, 2014

Congress

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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    Reading assignment for members of Congress

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation urging them to read a couple of books by Saul Alinsky to see if they’re following any of the guidelines Alinsky wrote about. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

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      Taking Nancy to task about arms treaty

      Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a letter to U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi with questions and comments about her party’s policies, including the UN Arms Treaty. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

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        Did you get the email from Warren Buffet?

        Wow! A financial tip from Warren Buffett, the “Wizard of Omaha”? Nope, a chain letter about dealing with Congress from a Warren Buffet, with one “t.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the message many of you may have gotten recently. (October 14, 2013, Page 4A)

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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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            Term limits idea beginning to look better

            Editor Don Whitten, long opposed to term limits, writes that he might be changing his mind about how long we allow members of Congress to serve. (May 29, 2013, Page 4)

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              Is ‘budgeting’ not a word in Washington?

              You have to live within a budget. Schools have to go by a budget. Cities and counties have budgets. But what about Congress? So wonder Editor Don Whitten as he writes about the lack of budgeting talks and progress in Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2013, Page 4)

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                Options to consider to solving gridlock

                Editor Don Whitten offers a few options to break the gridlock and stalemate common in Congress and often in state and local bodies. One was something one of his junior high coaches did – put the combatants against each other with 16-ounce boxing gloves on. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

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                  History Repeating Itself

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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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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