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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Politics

We need to learn from 20-20 views

Hindsight is 20-20. That’s why so many of our presidential hopefuls seem to now feel they can admit the Iraq War was a mistake years after most Americans came to the same conclusion. Now we hope these same leaders can think about another saying as they govern us: Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it (May 18, 2015, Page 4)

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    Term limits or not?

    There’s a chance Mississippians could vote for an initiative that would limit the number of consecutive terms someone could hold in a particular office; it would be the third time since 1995 that voters have had that opportunity. Our view is that we exercise term limits on all office-holders when we cast our ballots. (April 21, 2015, Page 4)

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      All politicians need is some Play-Doh

      City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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        How large will field get in 1st District race?

        The addition of Henry Ross to the ballot last week raised the number of candidates for the vacant 1st Congressional District representative position to 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the field and what’s ahead for candidates and voters. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)

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          Let’s hope our leaders will actually lead

          With President Obama giving his State of the Union speech Tuesday and Congress moving along with its work, we are hopeful that we can see a bipartisan effort to effect changes that will help the country as a whole. (January 19, 2015, Page 4)

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            Cuba relations — a multi-sided story

            Should we, or should we not, re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba? Editor Don Whitten looks at some of the pros, cons and middle ground of an issue that’s drawing lots of attention. (December 22, 2014, Page 4)

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              Let’s keep politics out of education

              Common Core and its educational standards appear to be batted around like a beach ball between politicians and lawmakers in the coming months, and our view is that we need to leave politics out of education. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Voting: Your privilege and your responsibility

                Tuesday we will elect national representatives, area judges and local school board members. Voting to fill those positions is a privileged earned and protected for you by countless men and women who have come before. We urge all to take advantage of the privilege and exercise your right to vote tomorrow. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Peter Frost writes to discourage counterintuitive politics and to urge voters to pick candidates who can build a consensus and get things done, while Juanita Boutin writes to ask voters to vote No on the constitutional amendment about the right to hunt. (October 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Dr. Ward D. Harder writes to complement Oxford and Ole Miss on its hospitality last weekend and to warn about a ticket scammer, Jeff Justis writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and ask who’s to blame, and Paul A. Callens writes to urge all to learn more about mental illnesses and mental health during Mental Illness Awareness Week. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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