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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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            Times change; what about constitutions?

            With three referenda on the ballot in the state of Mississippi this fall, local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the history of the Mississippi Constitution and wonders about the possibility of changes. (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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              Political party squabbles getting more local

              Do you think that, sometimes, the Democrats pay more attention to Republicans and their problems and vice versa? Editor Don Whitten writes that what has been more of a national issue is now starting to trickle down locally as parties have internal squabbles that are making the opposition take note. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Brian W. Pray writes to give another thought about what the city – and county – should do with the windfall from the sale of the hospital, while Harley Garrett writes to say that the government has too much power and we should be taking it back. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Politics as usual? These days, it’s politics unusual

                  Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Abe The Dealmaker

                    Remember the story from Genesis about Abraham trying to deal with God to save Sodom? Local columnist Jimmy Reed uses the story to illustrate the point that the country’s leadership needs to learn a bit more about compromise if there’s to be any solution to the ongoing debt crisis and economic woes. (July 19, 2011, Page 4)

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