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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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            Oh, happy day – when the campaigning is over

            Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about turning her political volume down – and possibly off – this election season because of all of the games that seemed to be being played these days. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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              Not the first rape discussion and not the last

              Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about the shock and outrage so many are feeling about the recent comments about rape made by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and hopes that his misinformation will lead others to learn the real facts and take issues into their own hands. (August 24, 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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                  Meeting challenges in South Africa

                  Ole Miss journalism school dean Will Norton Jr. writes a guest column telling of the visit he and three Ole Miss students made to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for a journalism class at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, pointing out the challenges many students there are facing and how the country is responding to the challenges it faces. (August 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jerry N. Boone writes to say that local columnist Jimmy Reed’s folksy columns have turned political – and are inconsistent as well. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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