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Don’t play it again Sam (or Mitt or Newt)

By Alex Fiore | March 20, 2012

With the Illinois Primaries wrapping up Tuesday night, the nation became a little more engrossed in the political season. During the countless baby-kissing, flag-waving and ticket-tape covered photo opportunities sure to follow as the campaign for the...

Stupidity claim about Palin is bogus

By Letter Writer | December 2, 2010

What a shocking surprise that Taurean Small doesn't like Sarah Palin. Let me take a wild guess and assume that he is an Obama fan, too. Small pointed out Palin's gaffe regarding "our North Korean ally," then she corrected herself. Obama, however, has...

Palin is the bane of my existence; she must be stopped

By Taurean Small | November 29, 2010

If you asked me what's the most irritating name I have ever heard, without hesitation I would shout the name Sarah Palin. I must admit, however, her personality is enticing, but where is her substance? Her philosophy on life seems to be based on a children's...

Bad candidates make election process a circus

By Taurean Small | October 27, 2010

I will not tip-toe around this topic by explaining how character and "realness" makes for a good governor or mayor. Instead I am going to tell you the truth. Politics is not for everyone.Many of you may not know this but right now I am eligible to run...

The Tea Party is dangerous to the U.S. political discourse

The Tea Party is dangerous to the U.S. political discourse

By Phil Case | October 6, 2010

With elections coming up, no political movement is garnering more national headlines than the Tea Party. Spearheaded by dynamic figures such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, the movement is riding a wave of anti-establishment backlash to surprising electoral...

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