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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Politics

Awards, awards

With so many awards shows going on these days, local columnist T.J. Ray thought it was time for him to announce some more award winners – in categories such as Best Talking Head, Worst News Network, Greatest Abdication Award, et cetera. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Lena L. Ward writes to take issue with two measures in the Mississippi Legislature – taking power away from Attorney General Jim Hood and allowing charter schools in the public school system. (February 23, 2012, Page 4)

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      Let’s hear from women on the birth control issue

      Local columnist Deidra Jackson has seen and heard lots of men talking about birth control and contraception and says it’s way past time that we hear from women who know more about the issue and whose opinions should carry the most weight. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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        Justice Will Be Served

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed sees a comparison between some of today’s politicians and Old Testament king Rehoboam, noting that sometimes their actions are rejected and justice is served in the end. (January 24, 2012, Page 4)

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          Learning more about caucuses, primaries

          Iowa just had its Republican caucuses, while New Hampshire holds a primary next week. What’s the difference? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the process states go through to allocate delegates for candidates at the national conventions, including how things are done in Mississippi. (January 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Preston Ray Garrett writes about state Sen. Gray Tollison’s switch from the Democratic to the Republican party, and says it’s time for lots of politicians and citizens to take a look at their personal beliefs and current party affiliations. (January 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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              The Windy State? It’s possible, but unlikely

              Most people have heard of the Windy City – Chicago. Is it possible that the Windy City is about to become the Windy State? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the proposal of a state legislator in Illinois to make Cook County and Chicago the 51st state. (November 30, 2011, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Max Hill writes to give his take on state Sen. Gray Tollison’s switching political parties after being re-elected earlier this month. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Catchy plan, slogan can get your attention

                  Editor Don Whitten admits he hasn’t been following the Republican presidential hopefuls very closely – since the election is still more than a year off – but says his interest and attention has been tweaked by the recent talk of a 9-9-9 Plan. Whitten takes a closer look at Herman Cain’s plan. (October 13, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

                    One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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