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Eight weeks; two dozen candidates – the Denver mayor’s race | SONDERMANN | Columnists

Eric Sondermann The idealist would say: “Look at all those dedicated Denverites willing to step forward for tough duty.” The cynic would counter: “Is it any surprise that so many would throw their hat in the ring when taxpayers are footing a large chunk of the bill?” Whether you are a sentimentalist or somewhat more […]

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Arkansas

Piece of Arkansas history earns national designation | News

More than four years ago I used this space to share the ongoing efforts to preserve the Butterfield Overland Trail, a piece of Arkansas’s history that helped shape westward expansion. Now there is more to celebrate as legislation I championed to designate this landmark pathway as a national historic trail has been signed into law. […]

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Alabama

Iowa: Abandon your `dark ages’ primary voting system | News, Sports, Jobs | #elections | #alabama

With Iowa in its 177th year of statehood (Dec. 28, 1846), by now we should have our ducks in a row. But we are one of six states still in the dark ages when it comes to the primary election process. Iowa, along with Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Wyoming operate their […]

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Alabama

Montgomery Not As Disorderly as Washington | Opinion | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

It’s safe to predict that the Alabama Legislature will not resemble the recent congressional spectacle of choosing a Speaker as they gather for the organizational session this week in Montgomery. Federal law requires that congressional members‐elect must be sworn into office by the Speaker of the House, creating part of the chaos we witnessed last […]

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Alabama

FLOWERS: Some legislative leaders retire, pass away | Free Share | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

This article is an opinion. Allow me to share the stories of three of my favorite legislative colleagues. Two of these gentlemen are retiring from the Alabama House of Representatives this year, and one passed away in April.   Representative Victor Gaston of Mobile and Representative Howard Sanderford of Huntsville are going home.  A third […]

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Mayor

Buckle up for wild Denver mayor’s race | HUDSON | Opinion

Miller Hudson The final act in the 2022 midterm elections will soon be behind us — either Raphael Warnock or Herschel Walker will win the right to serve as a United States senator from Georgia, with political implications both profound and trivial. For Denver voters, the never-ending political circus will swiftly move on to the mayor’s […]

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Alabama

FLOWERS: All politics is no longer local | Free Share | #elections | #alabama

This article is an opinion. The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tip O’Neill, is credited with coining the slogan, “all politics is local.”  He quoted it often and lived it.   The old Boston machine Democratic politician went home to his Irish neighborhood every week.  He knew everyone in his blue collar […]

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Alabama

Commentary: A big reason the South goes red? Gerrymandering and voter suppression | Opinion | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

I’ve lived in the South more than half of my life and by now, I’ve heard just about every stereotype about the “Southern voter.” The Southern voter is white, racist, uneducated and Republican. They vote against their own interests and get what they deserve because they’re too ignorant to understand the issues at stake. In […]

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Alabama

FLOWERS: General election is only weeks away | Free Share | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

This article is an opinion. Believe it or not, our 2022 General Election is upon us, Nov. 8 to be exact.  It seems to be going under the radar screen of most Alabama voters. There will be a record breaking low voter turnout because there are really no contested statewide races. Why? Because we are […]

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Alabama

Polman: Republican pulls his campaign after being caught with pants down | Columnists | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

There ain’t much to laugh about in politics these days — not with hundreds of election deniers on the 2022 ballot, not with House Republicans leaders openly vowing to sabotage Social Security in 2023, not with the thief of nuclear secrets still marauding the land — so we need to covet mirth wherever we may […]

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