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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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    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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      Letters to the Editor

      Patti C. Harris writes to point out that, after seeing that the Congress, courts and Constitution haven’t stopped President Obama’s agenda, only the voters can apparently do anything. (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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        Multiple votes

        Should we, as Mark Twain suggested, give people more votes in elections based on their education level? Or how about a proposal by Nevil Shute where votes were based on education, work experience, family members, et cetera. Local columnist T.J. Ray explores those options in relation to our one-man, one-vote system. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Election qualifying deadlines near

          Positions for the Lafayette County School Board and Election Commissioner have upcoming qualifying deadlines for the November election. (May 21, 2012, Page 2)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Angie and Alex Dorris write to show support for Sen. Gray Tollison and to say they voted for the man, not the letter “D” or “R,” while Dicki King wrote on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club to thank all that had a pat in the recent on-line auction. (November 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Willie Baker writes to say he voted for a Democrat and not a Republican in the state Senate race, while Betty Williams writes to inform readers about November being Native American Heritage Month. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Max Hill writes to give his take on state Sen. Gray Tollison’s switching political parties after being re-elected earlier this month. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Voters to decide if IDs necessary

                  Initiative 27 will be decided by voters on whether voters should show photo identification at the polls. This is the third in a series of stories on the referendums and the candidates that will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. (November 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    L.J. Lewis writes to urge people to leave campaign signs alone, Betsy Chapman writes to ask if Personhood supporters will help the children already in the world, More Than a Meal’s directors thank those involved with the Merry Market fundraiser, Max D. Hipp writes to say that Initiative 31′s passage would have long-lasting and unintended consequences, and Sally Justis writes to say that everyone needs to quit trying to “out choice” everyone else. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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