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Election cycle revealed more about voters than pols

Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the just-completed election cycle and how it showed more about voters than politicians, noting their drive to vote, to not being swayed by big-money influence and to paying attention to issues. (November 8, 2012, Page 4)

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    Lots of work these days for ‘fact checkers’

    They were once known as research assistants and were pretty much limited to the publishing business. Now, Editor Don Whitten writes, they’re called “fact checkers” and they touch all parts of our lives, especially in an election year. (November 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Carolyn Ross writes to say that President Obama should speak the truth to his employers – the American public – about what went on Benghazi, Libya, more than six weeks ago. (October 31, 2012, 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

          Tom Greenway writes about lies and consequences for presidents, while Meridith Wulff and Cal Mayo write to thank those who helped make the 2012 Charger Challenge a big success. (October 19, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Must-see TV series begins tonight

            The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Patti C. Harris writes about the different views the “right” and “left” have, and she takes a look at issues including Mormonism, Christianity, political correctness, et cetera. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Carolyn Ross writes to cite three recent examples of how President Obama’s behavior belies his words. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jim Shollenberger writes to say that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments immediately following the crisis in Libya were irresponsible and to disagree with columnist Rich Lowry’s support of Romney. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Will ‘undecided’ voters keep an open mind?

                    Democrats and Republicans alike know there’s a certain percentage of voters who’ve already made up their mind about who they’ll vote for for president this fall. It’s the “undecided” voters, which Editor Don Whitten takes a look at, who’ll likely decide the election. (September 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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