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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

T.J. Ray

Should political parties be dissolved?

Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

My government recognizes me – well, sort of

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to show that his government does know who he is with the recent “prize” he received in the mail. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

Keeping that want of wonder

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to say that we all should work to overcome the fact that the speed of life today seems to leave us little time to wonder. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

Advice to those elected

Local columnist T.J. Ray congratulates all of the candidates who won in Tuesday’s general election and then passes along several bits of advice as they get set to take office or continue in the one they already held. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

Rights or privileges?

Do we have rights? Or are lots of things we consider rights just privileges? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at those questions and others when it comes to rights and Constitutional rights. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

Peace and quiet

Local columnist T.J. Ray, who spent four decades teaching English, looks at changes in language over the years as well as the amount of noise that enters into our lives, probably without us realizing it. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

Savoring the faces that matter

Local columnist T.J. Ray offers a friendly suggestion: spend less time worrying about your face and more time appreciating and savoring the faces that you meet. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

Eminent domain initiative measure

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about personal property, eminent domain and the initiative that will be on the ballot in Mississippi in November concerning that issue. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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)

Treatment of American flag very disturbing

Are you offended when you see the American flag mistreated? Local columnist T.J. Ray certainly is, and he takes a closer look at a recent mistreatment of the flag that was labeled as “art.” (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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