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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Politics

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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              Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks back at some of the Bible stories he used to read to his mentor, Jaybird, and how some of them seem to relate to the connection between peace and the ability to wage war. (September 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                Reading assignment for members of Congress

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation urging them to read a couple of books by Saul Alinsky to see if they’re following any of the guidelines Alinsky wrote about. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Who are millennials — and what do they think?

                  Are you a millennial? Do you know a millennial or two? Editor Don Whitten looks at the group that includes teenagers to those in their early 30s, including what a recent poll says about their political leanings and feelings about the government. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Gerald Walton writes to express disagreement with the idea that there is a “moral obligation” or “duty” to vote for a particular candidate or party. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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