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Lots of work these days for ‘fact checkers’

They were once known as research assistants and were pretty much limited to the publishing business. Now, Editor Don Whitten writes, they’re called “fact checkers” and they touch all parts of our lives, especially in an election year. (November 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Candidates must stand for something

    Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jo Von Reed writes to thank participants and attendees of the Mr. GQ contest for their assistance to The Pantry, while Jan Hillegas offers readers information about the Green Party’s candidates for president and vice president. (October 24, 2012, Page 4)

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        Mississippians and the voting booth

        Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Albert Sperath writes to remind voters that they will not have to show an ID to vote in November, while Sue Russell writes to relate her story of roadside assistance that shows that Southern hospitality and helpfulness is alive and well. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Patti C. Harris writes about the different views the “right” and “left” have, and she takes a look at issues including Mormonism, Christianity, political correctness, et cetera. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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              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)

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                Will ‘undecided’ voters keep an open mind?

                Democrats and Republicans alike know there’s a certain percentage of voters who’ve already made up their mind about who they’ll vote for for president this fall. It’s the “undecided” voters, which Editor Don Whitten takes a look at, who’ll likely decide the election. (September 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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                    Two-party system not shining these days

                    Statesmen, authors and others have warned, through the years, of the problems our country’s two-party political system could cause. Editor Don Whitten writes that’s exactly what seems to be happening these days as politicians seemed more concerned about their parties than the people they are supposed to serve. (August 22, 2012, Page 4)

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