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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Partisanship, bipartisanship must coexist

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at partisanship and bipartisanship in politics, particularly at the state and national level, and notes how the two must coexist if our governments are to get anything done. (March 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Our leaders must know, and follow, the Constitution

    Guest columnist Maxine H. Karr quotes some of our country’s founding fathers and other statemen in making the point that our leaders today should know, and adhere to, the Constitution written when the United States was formed. (March 6, 2013, Page 4)

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      Empty mailbox on Saturday – what will we do?

      Barring a possible backlash from Congress, it appears Saturday home delivery of mail will end this summer. Editor Don Whitten looks at the joys of Saturday trips to the mail box and wonders if we can come up with a way to keep it going. (February 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Rob Winkler writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and to say that no one is calling for the government to “disarm all citizens.” (January 31, 2013, Page 4)

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          Questionable behavior by elected officials

          Elected government officials are supposed to be representing us, right? News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a couple of these officials and some recent actions that appear somewhat questionable, and he wonders if they’re aware of the perception and appearance many of their constituents are getting. (January 17, 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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              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

                Joanne Wilkinson writes about Ley Falkner’s persistence in trying to get supervisors to consider new laws for the county, adding that all of them would benefit the county overall. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Government – or the lack of it

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray admits he’s no constitutional scholar nor an attorney, but he still wonders about common beliefs about our country and its form of government and representation. Are we becoming a government run by the minority, he asks. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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