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The Wisdom Of Three States

BY DANNY M. ADKISON Recently we learned that Rod Blagojevich, governor of Illinois, may have been auctioning off the U.S. Senate vacancy created when Barack Obama resigned from the Senate following his election to the presidency. Have you ever heard of a governor using his appointment power to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House?…

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American Justice

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD Justice is an interesting concept. Most of us would prefer mercy to justice for ourselves. However, most of us think that others, particularly strangers who are different from us, should have justice tempered with little mercy. Mercy tempering thoughts about justice, or lack thereof, seem ironically to be more related to…

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Just Say No

BY FROSTY TROY Could Barack Obama’s record-setting fundraising be the death knell of campaign-finance “reform”? After saying he would accept public funding and live within the prescribed spending limits, Obama changed course – gambling that he could raise more privately. He raked in an more than $600 million. John McCain took public funding, criticizing Obama…

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Remembering Bush-World

BY KENNY BELFORD   Approaching the New Year, and the end of the reign of error of George W. Bush, perhaps a brief reflection of the past eight years might be interesting.  This list isn’t in a strict chronological sequence, just a few of the highlights we should never forget.    * Florida 2000 –…

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The Spirit Of The Season

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD This writer finds himself regretfully drawn into this thing we have going again about “Christmas.” Unfortunately, for too many this has become a controversy about nomenclature – “Holiday” versus “Christmas” – for naming the season. While many of us think that this is a tempest in a teapot, a totally unnecessary…

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