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Monday, March 30, 2015

T.J. Ray

Dealing with government regulations, policies

Local columnist T.J. Ray looks at decisions made by local committees, commissions and boards and explains how those decisions are often made and exactly where and how the general public can affect change in regulations and policies. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)


Local columnist T.J. Ray noticed a new word — ineptocracy — recently, and decided to look into possibilities about its origin and meaning. (September 4, 2014, Page 4)

Climate change and women

Climate change will affect women more than men. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at that contention as he wonders about the uninformed and informed debating the issue. (August 7, 2014, Page 4)

Reading assignment for members of Congress

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation urging them to read a couple of books by Saul Alinsky to see if they’re following any of the guidelines Alinsky wrote about. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

What’s up, Doc?

As a longtime educator with multiple degrees, local columnist T.J. Ray still gets called “Doctor” from time to time. “Dr.” or “Doc” is a term, he writes, that should show respect for knowledge and ability of someone doing something, not just for an education gained. (July 21, 2014, Page 4)

Rights become rites as slide continues

The end may, or may not, be near, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, but there is no doubt that there is a decline in our country and our culture. What’s ahead? It’s up to us, Ray writes. (July 10, 2014, Page 4)

Election day observations

Local columnist T.J. Ray, returning home after voting Tuesday, wanted to jot down some thoughts and observations about our country’s political and election process. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)


Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some popular contradictions in society, and then wonders if the process is social evolution or revolution. (June 19, 2014, Page 4)

Taking Nancy to task about arms treaty

Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a letter to U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi with questions and comments about her party’s policies, including the UN Arms Treaty. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

Questions for the famous

Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders what it would be like to actually meet someone who is famous. What questions would you ask? What would you like to know. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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