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  • Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful

    The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our...
  • GOP operatives had outsized role in new maps

    GOP operatives had outsized role in new maps
    TALLAHASSEE – To hear Republican operative Pat Bainter tell it, he's a victim of voters' anti-gerrymandering zeal. When Florida in 2010 passed reforms barring the intentional re-crafting of legislative and congressional districts to help...
  • It's Official: State Posts Final Results of 2014 Election

    It's Official: State Posts Final Results of 2014 Election
    Not that it's exactly a big surprise, but Connecticut's Secretary of the State Denise Merrill Wednesday officially pronounced Democrat Dannel Malloy the winner of the 2014 gubernatorial election. By law, Merrill's office is required to certify the...
  • Amended suit adds to dispute between school district and treasurer's office

    Amended suit adds to dispute between school district and treasurer's office
    An amended complaint seeking millions of dollars from Lyons Township High School District 204 offers more details about the payment process the scandal-tainted township school treasurer's office says the district failed to follow. The township office...
  • New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections

    New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections
    Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved hiring a retired police officer as the city's new chief liquor inspector — over the objections of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Obama has done little to help African-Americans

    Obama has done little to help African-Americans
    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977...
  • Democracy is the loser when people don't vote

    Democracy is the loser  when people don't vote
    The anniversary of one of the most significant moments in our history slipped by last, week, largely overlooked by those of us preoccupied with a worrisome future. It was on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Gettysburg battlefield cemetery, that...
  • Catalonia moves closer to early election as dialogue hopes fade

    Catalonia's two main parties on Wednesday moved a step closer to calling a snap regional election they want to use as a proxy for a referendum on independence from Spain. The region, which accounts for one fifth of Spain's economic output, went ahead...
  • Romney, again? Absolutely, say lots of GOP voters

    WASHINGTON Republican voters sure like nostalgia in their presidential candidates. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found Republicans "want 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney back in the game." They put him atop the leader board...
  • On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?

    The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
  • Argentine presidential aspirant Massa says would cut back state controls

    Sergio Massa, a frontrunner in Argentina's presidential election next year, said on Wednesday he would ensure the independence of the central bank and modify laws that have ramped up the role of the state in the country's stagnating economy. Massa, who...