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Letters to the Editor

Peter Frost writes to express concern about the hyper-partisan political rhetoric that is so prevalent today, and to urge all to think objectively about the real issues facing the country. (February 12, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jeptha Clemens writes to note that he’s one of many of the “47 percent” who do pay taxes, while Richard G. Roberts Jr. writes to say that “going local” with food at the Double Decker Arts Festival isn’t the answer since it’s not food that’s attracting people to Oxford and the popular event. (April 3, 2013, Page 4)

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      Partisanship, bipartisanship must coexist

      Editor Don Whitten takes a look at partisanship and bipartisanship in politics, particularly at the state and national level, and notes how the two must coexist if our governments are to get anything done. (March 8, 2013, 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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          Going from blue to red

          Representation of Lafayette County in the House and Senate has gone from a Democratic to a Republican majority. Read the thoughts of politicians, party representatives and a  political science expert as to what, if any, effect this will have on Oxford. (November 17, 2011, Page 1)

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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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              Having to pick a line upsets some of us

              The closer it gets to voting on Aug. 2, the madder some folks get about the limitations of Mississippi’s primary voting rules. Editor Don Whitten is among those voters, and he points out that he’d like to vote for people on both the Democratic and Republican tickets but is going to have to decide which one to pick. (July 25, 2011, Page 4)

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                Between a rock and a hard place

                Smithsonian. Yosemite. Veterans. Educators. Poor. Sick. These are just some of the places and people who will be impacted directly if lawmakers in Washington can’t reach an agreement today to prevent a government shutdown. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue, including budget cuts that are being proposed. (April 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Regardless of reason, political colors change

                  Red state? Or Blue? Or perhaps it’s really purple. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the recent midterm elections and the changes made in Mississippi and around the country. The only constant is change and that’s something those who run for office must be aware of. (November 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Peter Kondos writes to give his take on why so many voters plan on voting for change in the Nov. 2 midterm elections, while Gloria Pettus writes to call for a No vote on the local bond issue to keep from increasing taxes. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)

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