Elections

Where is Teddy Roosevelt?

February 3, 2012
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Sagamore Hill. Most people have never heard of the place, but history buffs know it to be the home of Teddy Roosevelt on the north shore of Long Island, overlooking Oyster Bay. It was the place where Roosevelt, as President of the United States, greeted the “great white fleet,” which others criticized as America’s version…

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Local Candidates: “What I Am For”

October 1, 2011
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COUNTY COMMISSIONER Steve Shope I’m running for county commissioner for two reasons. First, I was tired of seeing career politicians ignoring the will of the people that put them in office. The issues facing our county have become too serious to allow complacency and party politics to keep us from getting the work done. I…

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Election Bits: A few burning questions from the May primary

June 1, 2011
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Why did Jeff Wheeland think it was a good idea to send out a flyer bashing “Republican” opponent John Mussare for supporting Democratic State Rep. Rick Mirabito— to lifelong Democratic households?  Not only could Democrats not vote in the Republican primary, period, but why would they want to vote for “the 100% Republican” candidate?  If…

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A quick guide to the May 17 primary

April 1, 2011
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Last fall’s election gave us a congressman who doesn’t know that Libya is in Africa; a governor who thinks everyone should pay taxes except the gas companies; and a senator who thinks 6 billion human beings have nothing to do with global warming. After that, it’s tough getting excited about the upcoming primary election. But…

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