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Monday, December 22, 2014

Politics

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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                  Voters should have two fine candidates in November

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Ray Garrett writes to say that November’s election to decide  Mississippi’s U.S. Senate spot currently held by Thad Cochran will be a choice between political and party ideology and not between the candidates. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

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