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, [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.”
03 March 2021

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Country rests on people doing the right thing

Country rests on people doing the right thing


My Opinion
As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our founders would have made of it all. Impossi...
24 February 2021

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Good foreign policy is good domestic policy, and vice-versa

Good foreign policy is good domestic policy, and vice-versa


There was an interesting moment in Washington at the end of January, on Antony Blinken’s first full day as secretary of state. Meeting with the pres...
17 February 2021

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The path forward

The path forward


My Opinion
With the hand-off of power from one president to another, we enter this new phase of our national life in deep distress. We are divided and ...
10 February 2021

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Biden’s toughest job: a polarized America

Biden’s toughest job: a polarized America


My Opinion
If the months since the November elections have shown us anything, it’s that the U.S. is more deeply divided than we’ve experienced in a...