Tag: 2012 presidential campaign

Extremism And The Innocent
November 4, 2012

Extremism And The Innocent

BY VERN TURNER While shopping one day a woman I’ve worked with and like very much waved me over to chat. We hadn’t seen each other for some time and as she is good friends with my in-laws it’s always pleasant speaking with this intelligent, thoughtful and energetic citizen who works for her community and…

Top Ten Reasons To Vote Against Mitt
November 2, 2012

Top Ten Reasons To Vote Against Mitt

BY BERT SMITH After my part of the 2012 congressional campaign was finished in late June, I somehow fell in with a group called Eagle Scouts for Equality, on Facebook. This seemed reasonably appropriate, in that I was [am] an Eagle Scout and agree with the premise that scouts and their leaders should not be…

The Battle For The Right To Vote: Hard Fought, Hard Won
November 1, 2012

The Battle For The Right To Vote: Hard Fought, Hard Won

BY BARBARA SANTEE How many Americans will be deprived of their right to vote in the upcoming presidential election? A thousand? A hundred thousand? A million? In any political campaign, there are attempts to keep certain segments of the population from voting in order to maintain the status quo and to keep power in the…

The October Surprise
October 31, 2012

The October Surprise

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Sandy. Don’t get me wrong. Like most Americans, politics was the last thing on my mind as I waited to hear from my daughter, who lost power and cell service Monday night, along with millions of other Americans, and was trying to figure out what to do and where to go with…

Lady Luck
October 24, 2012

Lady Luck

BY SUSAN ESTRICH There is a lot about this election season that’s easy to explain. Mitt Romney won the first debate by a lot, and President Obama won the second and third, but by smaller margins. Romney’s victory meant more because it established that he was a credible candidate, which is a threshold a challenger…

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