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We get what we work for, deserve

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that it appears our government is no longer “of the people” but “of the two parties” because of the division in ideology, and suggests it might be because citizens are no longer working as hard in the system. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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      Letters to the Editor

      Jeff Justis writes about the Republican candidates for president and how some of their stances and those of the GOP create a paradox. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Should political parties be dissolved?

        Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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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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                Political party squabbles getting more local

                Do you think that, sometimes, the Democrats pay more attention to Republicans and their problems and vice versa? Editor Don Whitten writes that what has been more of a national issue is now starting to trickle down locally as parties have internal squabbles that are making the opposition take note. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                  All running for office deserve our thanks

                  Perhaps you have your Election Day schedule all planned out. Before, or after, voting, there’s one more thing that Editor Don Whitten says you should think about doing – thank all of the candidates for running and making the election process work. (August 1, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Election Day and time to vote

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray isn’t all that excited about some of the things that are part of election season, but he is sure about one thing – anyone qualified to vote should be voting Tuesday, Aug. 2. (August 1, 2011, Page 4A)

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