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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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    A message for our congressmen

    Local columnist T.J. Ray puts together a message for state congressmen after their part in the government shutdown and their apparent lack of involvement in settling anything. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

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      What’s it gonna take to end this cycle?

      Editor Don Whitten writes about the recent settlement which ended the government shutdown and dealt with the debt ceiling, comparing the whole situation to a continuous loop much like the one Phil Connors had to live with in the movie “Groundhog Day.” (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jim Shollenberger writes to say that recent actions by the GOP were not compromise but actually extortion. (October 18, 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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            Radical plan might get lawmakers working

            Editor Don Whitten wonders if more radical measures might be helpful in getting the House and Senate to settle some of their differences. The plan? Something involving canned meat, crackers and locked doors. (October 3, 2013, Page 4)

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              Fed shutdown hits home

              Most federal agencies with offices and programs in Oxford say they can operate as normal despite the government shutting down Tuesday. (October 2, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Bill Stroud writes to say that Republicans are to blame for the government shutdown because of their “extortion” demands, while William A. “Bill” Frohn writes to express concern with the prospects of tough times ahead for our younger and future generations. (October 1, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Between a rock and a hard place

                  Smithsonian. Yosemite. Veterans. Educators. Poor. Sick. These are just some of the places and people who will be impacted directly if lawmakers in Washington can’t reach an agreement today to prevent a government shutdown. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue, including budget cuts that are being proposed. (April 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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