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GOP hopefuls in the middle of ‘silly season’

The term “silly season” is probably related more to sports than anything else, but it could certainly be applied to presidential races and potential candidates. Editor Don Whitten says the political silly season is already in full force, and he takes a look at the ins and outs of Republican candidates to oppose Barack Obama in 2012. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Preston Ray Garrett writes to say that President Obama should honor the terms of a budget agreement he reached with Democrat and Republican leaders, while members of the Antioch F.W. Baptist Church thanked those who helped make their fundraiser a big success. (April 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Nonpartisan voting would be easier, cheaper

      With nonpartisan – no party affiliation – voting, recent races have been settled easily and simply. Editor Don Whitten points to these races and what’s ahead with primaries this summer as proof that we should consider wide-open elections, particularly when it involves local offices. (February 2, 2011, Page 4)

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        Local politics starting to get interesting

        Did you realize it’s only 187 days until the first primary elections are held? And just over 10 months before the general election? Editor Don Whitten writes that a date to pay a bit more attention to right now is March 1, the filing deadline for those running for local offices this year, and he notes that lots of hats have already been thrown into the ring. (January 26, 2011, Page 4)

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          We’ll still be paying – just at a different level

          Editor Don Whitten suggests a new political-oriented phrase for the times of today: “Politics sends trickle-down taxes to the locals.” He notes that it seems more and more like the taxes and fees are being passed down the line where they still have to be paid if we’re to receive services and benefits. (December 8, 2010, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Syl Moorhead writes to take a look back at the 1938 midterm elections and draw parallels with the recent 2010 midterm elections. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Adele Ford-Bonica writes about the recent news that Oxford school officials worked with students to help them vote, noting that it’s a good idea but should have included less prompting from those involved and input from both sides if there was any information given. (November 4, 2010, Page 4)

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                Consequences

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed discusses how nature and politics are much the same in that there are consequences for actions. Reed wonders if America’s leaders are refusing to see what Americans are beginning to see: consequences. (May 25, 2010, Page 4)

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