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  • Corbett's Paterno musings don't sit well with Penn State loyalists

    Corbett's Paterno musings don't sit well with Penn State loyalists
    Mike Guman read with interest Gov. Tom Corbett's remarks that perhaps the Penn State board of trustees should not have fired coach Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, and smirked. "It's sort of characteristic of...
  • Weak turnout leaves questions about Florida voters

    Weak turnout leaves questions about Florida voters
    Let's get one thing straight. The media keeps saying that a majority of Floridians elected Rick Scott as governor. Not true. What is true is that a majority of Floridians who voted elected Scott governor. The majority of eligible Florida voters didn't...
  • Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist

     Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist
    Bruce Rauner long has spoken of the need to demand more from teachers and students alike. But before a conservative audience in Lake County last fall, the then-Republican candidate for governor lashed out at new Common Core education standards aimed at...
  • How to break the hold of the two-party system

    Republican Rick Scott won the Florida midterm election for governor, but 51.8% of voters did not want him. Democrat Gina Raimondo was elected governor of Rhode Island, despite 59.2% of voters choosing someone else. What is up with the math of the...
  • If Only Tom Foley Had Paid Some Taxes

    If Only Tom Foley Had Paid Some Taxes
    This will sound harsh, but it is a considerable defect for a candidate to appear at his most authentic when delivering a concession speech. Republican Tom Foley has given two in his bids for governor of Connecticut. He promises to show mercy upon the...
  • Push bubbling up to block gas tax increase

    RICHMOND - There may be a move to block a pending gasoline tax increase when legislators return to session Monday, though Speaker of the House William Howell was quick to pour cold water on it Saturday. Del. Bob Marshall is trying to gin up support,...
  • 10 things you might not know about victory speeches

    10 things you might not know about victory speeches
    When Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory Tuesday in a bitter race for governor, his speech set off a whole new wave of controversy. He told supporters he had called Democratic legislative leaders Michael Madigan and John Cullerton, "and I said to...
  • 10 takeaways from Florida's 2014 election season

    10 takeaways from Florida's 2014 election season
    I have some good news and bad news about the elections. The good news: They're over. The bad news: Some candidates have already filed for 2016. The first presidential debate is already set. This is like capping off a root canal with a colonoscopy....
  • Lake County voters drop Charlie Crist like a lead balloon

    Lake County voters drop Charlie Crist like a lead balloon
    What a difference eight years has made in Lake County's perception of Charlie Crist. Lake voters were bullish on Crist in 2006. A Republican at the time, he carried the county that year with 62 percent of the vote, helping to propel him into the Governor'...
  • Politics as Usual

    Politics as Usual
    Corbett joins his troops Tuesday evening was a rough one for outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. Voters who had ushered him into the governor's office four short years ago had changed their minds in historic fashion. He offered a gracious concession speech after...
  • Maine nurse Kaci Hickox to leave state after Ebola quarantine ends: report

    Maine nurse Kaci Hickox to leave state after Ebola quarantine ends: report
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and publicly fought quarantine orders in New Jersey and Maine after returning to the United States last month has decided to move away from her home state, a newspaper in Maine reported. Kaci Hickox and...