01 December 2021

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County to use ARP funds for new radio system

County to use ARP funds for new radio system


Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer [email protected] The county is finally making use of its American Rescue Plan dollars it has received, as the Har...
17 November 2021

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Sense of urgency on environment needed

Sense of urgency on environment needed


“Time is not on our side.” That was the secretary-general of the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, speaking early in Oct...
27 October 2021

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Why I’m optimistic about the future

Why I’m optimistic about the future


One of the great privileges of teaching and working on a university campus is the chance to be in regular touch with young people. Even better, I some...
29 September 2021

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What it means to be an American

What it means to be an American


I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be an American, to have a shared stake in this country and its fortunes. In some ways, I su...
04 August 2021

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Why voters vote as they do

Why voters vote as they do


Maybe it’s just a professional preoccupation, but I’ve always been intrigued by why voters cast their ballots as they do. I’ve never made a form...
14 July 2021

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Resident ‘appalled’ by animal control conditions

Resident ‘appalled’ by animal control conditions


Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, k[email protected] Deborah Davenport, a concerned resident of Harrison County, approached the Harrison County coun...
02 June 2021

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Country’s stronger when more people vote

Country’s stronger when more people vote


There is a fight going on over the heart of our democracy, and I worry that democracy is losing. Over the last few months, several states have moved d...
19 May 2021

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Summing up democracy

Summing up democracy


It’s so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caught up in the political preoccupations of the moment. What’s the Senate going to do...
28 April 2021

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Why reforming the filibuster matters

Why reforming the filibuster matters


My Opinion
As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn’t commanding quite the same hea...
17 March 2021

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Open government key to honest government

Open government key to honest government


My Opinion
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.”