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I find I must write to take exception to Scott Frostman's obviously partisan article in the Feb.15 edition of the Daily Register in support of Keith Ripp, 42nd District Assemblyman who recently vacated his post. I agree Keith Ripp is a friendly person, but do not agree that he was re-elected by wide margins ...
Jason Elliott, a first-term legislative from Greenville, S.C., sent a letter to the state's first circuit solicitor on Friday urging him to conclude the ongoing #ProbeGate investigation prior to the close of filing for the state's partisan primary elections next month. Pascoe has been on the case for nearly four years, ...

Instead, to some people today, kids are just more meat to be fed to the lion-like partisans on both ends of the political spectrum. Just about now, of course, my mother would be yelling about the kids of Parkland, Fla. Only days after witnessing a mass murder in their high school, the Parkland kids took up the ...
It makes me wonder if the concept of media literacy -- the act of teaching it -- will become partisan in the way the whole concept of fact-checking has, or if media literacy efforts in schools can somehow remain exempt from this. I discussed this a little bit on twitter with Mike Caulfield, head of the Digital ...
A referendum on the ballot asks if Washington elections should be conducted on a nonpartisan instead of partisan basis starting in 2019. If voters approve the switch, it would change an election process that dates to 1906. Washington is the lone Tazewell County community with partisan municipal elections ...
But now, the law is taking a closer look at partisan gerrymandering, too. On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a brand new congressional map to replace the one Kennedy testified about. The new map follows a landmark decision last month, in which the three Pennsylvania Supreme Court ...
Much to the detriment Washington predicted, we citizens have somehow allowed the two major political parties and partisan politics to dominate our process for determining public policy to the exclusion of common sense and pragmatic problem solving. Particularly at the state and federal levels, but sadly ...
Seemingly untouchable in the first half, the Minnesota Vikings are now down by one point against the New Orleans Saints -- and I'm getting nervous. Not because I'm particularly passionate about them winning, but because I know my boyfriend Matt will sink into temporary depression if they lose this playoff ...
Connecticut Senate Democrats aligned themselves Tuesday with the burgeoning Me Too and Time's Up movements by proposing a sweeping election-year bill that they say would be "the largest overhaul in modern Connecticut history of sexual harassment laws." In a press conference that featured five of ...
The truth is out there, but if it doesn't come from "my side" who cares? In an era of "fake news" our relationship status with factual knowledge, and a shared reality has changed to "it's complicated". Democracies depend on informed populations, but objective truth has of late taken a back seat to partisanship.
There are three candidates on the ballot for Tuesday's Wisconsin's Supreme Court primary, but how they fare in this officially non-partisan race could hinge on someone else. President Donald Trump has been a factor in local elections around the country over the past several months, and the race to fill a ...
But as partisanship deepened between the parties, it infected these committees too, starting especially in the 1990s. Members discovered that being on these committees got them TV time; they began dividing up what until then had been a strictly professional staff between the majority and minority parties.
In 2011, he said the precision attacks didn't cause unintended deaths, but critics, including the non-partisan Bureau of Investigative Journalism, argued that there was evidence of civilian casualties. The strikes have continued under the Trump Administration. In May 2017, three months after retiring as CIA ...
"partisanship can even alter memory, implicit evaluation, and even perceptual judgment," the political scientists Jay J. Van Bavel and Andrea Pereira wrote in a recent paper. "The human attraction to fake and untrustworthy news" -- a danger cited by political scientists far more frequently than orchestrated ...
But since county government went to partisan primaries in 1992, no independent has been elected to any county office. Democrats fielded candidates in every one of the 13 commission races. In the May 2010 county primaries, six Democratic primaries for commission seats had no candidates and six ...

Magdeburg, Germany - This overgrown Meccano set is actually a real vehicle, designed (yes, designed!) from the outset for durability, ease of assembly and simplicity of repair and maintenance. Called the partisan Kremlin, it's the brainstorm of Dr Yury Postnikov, a Russian engineer now living in Germany.
He's the darling of the mainstream media that uses his quotes to pound the White House with allegations of colluding with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, but that doesn't make California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff a fan of the press. In fact, he blames it for the partisan dysfunction in ...
"By comparison, in 1994, there was substantially more overlap between the two partisan groups than there is today: Just 64 percent of Republicans were to the right of the median Democrat, while 70 percent of Democrats were to the left of the median Republican." In other words, a quarter century ago 23 ...
This week, and for the first time all semester, a resolution failed when brought to a vote on the Undergraduate student government Senate floor. The rejection of the resolution, which if passed would have added an external advocacy director position to USG, sent a clear and resounding message: ...
He has spoken supportively of one legal argument that contends courts should stay out of partisan redistricting cases when mapmakers follow traditional criteria such as drawing compact districts that have equal populations. If the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with that theory, Wisconsin's maps would likely ...
As a resident of Portage, I will vote on Tuesday. The Wisconsin Supreme court is broken, beholden to wealthy contributors and partisanship. Tim Burns is a great choice for Supreme Court Justice. His record of standing for citizens' rights, environment and fairness is outstanding. He will lend balance to the ...
I make mistakes sometimes. Last week I made one I won't soon repeat. I watched a tape of Rep. David Lewis' press conference - explaining the Republican leadership's outrage at being sued yet again, in another forum, for their demonstrably unconstitutional redistricting efforts. Lewis and his Senate ...
This week, and for the first time all semester, a resolution failed when brought to a vote on the Undergraduate student government Senate floor. The rejection of the resolution, which if passed would have added an external advocacy director position to USG, sent a clear and resounding message: ...
Unable to change the court -- judges serve six-year terms, renewable in non-partisan elections -- lawmakers decided to change its rules. They've written a bill forcing judges to tell voters their age, how long they've served, and whether the governor who appointed them was a Republican or a Democrat.
Not only are our social networks turning into poisonous echo chambers, but partisan animosity is also higher than it has been in decades. So, just in time for ... We heard from readers across the political spectrum, who are finding ways to bridge the partisan divide at least in their love lives. These are their ...
So, as a public service announcement, I'd like to help people see whether they're political partisans. And I want to help non-partisans effectively signal their lack of partisanship. To do so, I'm going to borrow from Jeff Foxworthy's famous riff of "you might be a redneck." In this context, if you X, Y, and Z, then ...
Pundits and analysts seem to agree: Negative partisanship is bad. When voters are motivated by hatred of the other party, rather than by affirmative hope and optimism, democracy, we are assured, suffers. Conservative columnist Damon Linker calls negative partisanship a "magic poison" and bemoans the ...
(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania Democrats are describing a revised Congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign. A spokesman for state House Democrats said their analysis of the GOP proposal indicates ...
Absolutely we are political. The organization is not partisan and if anybody says that's what led to it that's untrue. citizen Ghana is also political. We are all political organizations. We are dealing with the politics of the nation but speaking for my group we refuse to be partisan," the legal practitioner said when ...
I'm so excited about the coming election season. I got my first "push poll" phone call last night. After a few general questions about our governor and the clown in chief, the real "questions" started. "If you knew Floyd Prozanski voted to euthanize all old people in Oregon, would you be more likely to vote for ...
Meanwhile, as Republicans were wrapped up in their partisan, back-door dealings to repeal and sabotage health care, the rate of uninsured in the U.S. rose. In 2017, the percentage of uninsured Americans increased to 12.2 percent -- a 1.3 point increase from the record low of 10.9 percent recorded in ...
On a recent episode of Sunday political talk show "UpFront with Mike Gousha," the three candidates were given separate interviews, and all stuck to their script: each accused the others of being partisan, while insisting they would be able to make fair judgments. Madison attorney Tim Burns was upfront ...
Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has dominated headlines as of late because of the controversy over release of the partisan GOP memo he helped put together. The memo was hyped as a scathing and embarrassing document that revealed abuse by the Justice Department and ...
So, it's nice to see that the things politicians say about policies do register in the brains of political partisans. Researchers Ingrid Haas, Melissa Baker, and Frank Gonzalez scanned the brains of 58 adults (32 political liberals and 26 political conservatives) using fMRI while they presented the subjects with ...
The grassroots movement that fought so hard for fiscal sanity in government over the past decade is no more. It was killed off by the very same Washington Establishment it sought to overthrow. Its death leaves proponents of limited government with some big questions: What went wrong? And what do we ...
Jimoh Moshood has become partisan and that is why we had to call for the resignation of this unprofessional police officer, who instead of doing his job of protecting lives and property is playing politics and doing the bidding of his boss, the IGP. PPRO Jimoh's outing on Channels' Sunrise Daily last ...
Allegations of partisanship have popped up on occasion since Oregon's Republican Secretary of State Dennis Richardson took office a little over a year ago. But the most recent flare-up began last week after Richardson's office released a lengthy and critical audit of the state's foster care system. Over a ...
PETALING JAYA -- The Malaysian police and armed forces must remain non-partisan and be subservient to only the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the country throughout the upcoming general elections, security forces veterans' group National Patriots Association said on Saturday (Feb 10). Its president ...
Pennsylvania Democrats on Saturday described a revised Congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign. A spokesman for state House Democrats said their analysis of the GOP proposal indicates ...
Lewandowski claimed that Democrats on the committee put classified information in the memo so that if the White House did move to release it, it would be heavily redacted and allow Democrats to accuse Republicans of playing partisan politics. The White House announced Friday that Trump would not yet ...
"The argument to defend the initiative is simply this: It is a citizens' initiative done entirely by volunteers. There is absolutely no partisan affiliation whatsoever, and if you come to our meetings, you can see the people coming there are basically people who aren't particularly partisan themselves, they want to ...
Allegations of partisanship have popped up on occasion since Oregon's Republican Secretary of State Dennis Richardson took office a little over a year ago. But the most recent flare-up began last week after Richardson's office released a lengthy and critical audit of the state's foster care system. Over a ...
Forty years ago, a band of neo-Nazis contrived a plan to march through Skokie, Illinois, a Chicago suburb that was home to many holocaust survivors. It was a publicity stunt in which the Nazis intended to strike fear in the hearts of the very Jews who had been directly victimized by Hitler's regime.
WASHINGTON -- Beneath the Capitol, in a secured room where the House Intelligence Committee is supposed to be pressing its inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, two dozen staff members await a construction crew. The workers will be erecting a physical barrier to ...
It's hard to explain just how sick I am of the rabid partisanship we've been seeing lately. It would be much easier to talk about the cold from hell that I've been dealing with (though it might not pass the breakfast test). And that's even taking into account all the pauses to catch my breath (don't ya love it when a ...
Campaigns for the state's high court, while officially nonpartisan, have been tinged with partisan elements for decades. For years, candidates quietly received support along largely party lines while stressing their independent nature. That changed with Madison attorney Tim Burns, who has made his ...
With the release on Friday of a GOP memo about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections - and the partisan reaction to it - the memo only seemed to add fuel to the fire that has been raging in Congress about the probe, as Republicans accused the FBI of running a biased ...
NBC's Chuck Todd said Friday that Fox News obtaining advance excerpts of a controversial memo written by House Intelligence Committee Republicans "smacks of a partisan exercise." "The House Republican intelligence folks are actually making their partisan case look even worse right now, because ...


 

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