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Politics

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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            Letters to the Editor

            Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Wouldn’t It Be Great?

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Former Miss. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove writes to say that we need to look into all of the facts before a decision is made about managing health care in the state and dealing with the Affordable Care Act. (August 2, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Gun control – questions and more questions

                  Gun control, in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Colorado, is a hot topic these days. Do we need more gun control? Would it do any good? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which offers many questions. (July 25, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jim Shollenberger writes to take issue with a recent letter criticizing President Barack Obama and some of his policies. (July 23, 2012, Page 4)

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