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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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          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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