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Gallegly: A house divided cannot stand
Published 11/17/2012 at 1:03 p.m. 9 comments
Three years before the Civil War, then-U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln observed: "A house divided against itself cannot stand." One hundred fifty-four years later, we are again a house divided against itself. And, as numerous commentators have noted, America has ...
Marks: A new political dynamic needs to take root
Published 11/17/2012 at 1:03 p.m. 0 comments
As a fiscal-conservative, social-moderate individual, the Nov. 6 election results initially engulfed me with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and despair.
Editorial: Day One vow no longer 'Job One' or Two or Three
Published 11/15/2012 at 3:19 p.m. 6 comments
Veteran observers of the national capital were perhaps mildly disappointed by Republican Mitt Romney's loss because they had hoped to see how he would carry out the number of things he would do on "Day One" as president.
Parks/Aidukas: Fighting back against dishonest campaigns
Published 11/10/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 6 comments
The 2012 campaigns have finally come to an end, leaving in their wake recycling bins full of hardly-read mailers, answering machine messages in need of deleting, and voters who are fed up with political attack ads. This November's election set ...
Roper: Invaluable lessons learned by a political rookie
Published 11/10/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 7 comments
I entered the political arena almost one year ago, by announcing my candidacy for supervisor. During the course of the year, I enjoyed meeting many business and community leaders, learned about the election process and now know why a lot ...
Editorial: Voters put doubt aside, approving education funds
Published 11/8/2012 at 1:00 a.m. 1 comment
One message that came through loud and clear from California voters Tuesday was their support for public education.
Editorial: Voters overloaded
Published 11/6/2012 at 5:16 p.m. 3 comments
One loser in the election Tuesday was the already battered reputation of political action committees — the sometimes-shadowy groups that, among other things, mail a blizzard of colorful postcards bitterly attacking their political opponents.
Editorial: Long lines, yes; widespread voting fraud, no
Published 11/6/2012 at 5:15 p.m. 13 comments
It was an article of faith in the George W. Bush administration and among its congressional allies that voter fraud, presumably in aid of Democrats, was widespread.
Editorial: The Star's ballot endorsements in Tuesday election
Published 11/3/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 90 comments
The Star recommends the following votes in Tuesday's presidential election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and vote-by-mail ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Dodge: Greatest threat the U.S. faces today
Published 11/3/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 3 comments
The final presidential debate saw both candidates contemplate the greatest threat we face as the world quietly marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis. During those 13 days 50 years ago, the world came closer to nuclear annihilation ...
Grace: If you money could vote Tuesday
Published 11/3/2012 at 12:46 p.m. 0 comments
I was at a party recently where two sisters, who are both friends of mine, were embroiled in an argument about which party was better for investors. The conventional wisdom, of course, is that Republicans are pro-business and low tax ...
Editorial: Barring foreign observers sends wrong message
Published 11/2/2012 at 3:37 p.m. 4 comments
Generally the nations that object to international observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are corrupt dictatorships that count on blatantly dishonest elections to stay in power. For some reason, Texas and Iowa seem to want to ...
Editorial: Economic news may tip balance on Election Day
Published 11/1/2012 at 2:31 p.m. 11 comments
For President Barack Obama's re-election hopes, it has always been a race between the economy and Election Day. Would the economy improve enough by Nov. 6 so that the White House could point to signs of real economic improvement as ...
Herdt: On Halloween, costumes of deceit
Published 10/30/2012 at 3:50 p.m. 3 comments
The 2012 campaign season is winding down in California, and once again it has not been democracy's finest hour. Fitting for a Halloween column, let's review some of the creepy masquerading of campaigns that sought to dress themselves in costumes ...
Opinion: Voting is a privilege
Published 10/27/2012 at 8:15 p.m.
More than ever, young Americans need to make their voice and vote count. In 2008, millions of young Americans were captivated by the Barack Obama presidential campaign. The idea of change led the under-30 crowd to run to the voting ...
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