Tag Archives: political

Local News
August 22, 2018

Write-in votes shed light on voter preferences

By Julia Purdy

Ballots bursting with candidates for prominent positions make for exciting races and clear winners, but a deeper dive can offer clues about the minds of voters, especially in primary elections, which are noted for their low turnout, and especially in unsettled times.

Op - Ed
May 24, 2017

The political “big one”

By Mike Smith

Race fans at Talladega Superspeedway call it “the big one.” It usually happens toward the end of a NASCAR race when drivers are tense, emotions are high, and the cars are tightly bunched, vying for a win. And then: a wrong move…

Op - Ed
August 18, 2016

Defining the Olympic spirit

By Angelo S. Lynn These Olympic games may be the perfect distraction — and contrast — to the political embarrassment that has otherwise dominated national news. Rather than seeing the worst of ourselves as reflected in Mr. Trump — his insults, sarcasm, put-downs and pathological…