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  • Voters, some Democratic politicians swinging against the death penalty

    The fierce reaction to a botched Oklahoma execution may be fueled by the slow weakening of public support for capital punishment, which has coincided with a shift among Democratic politicians toward opposition to the death penalty. Capital punishment...
  • Proposed Army National Guard cuts prompt concern

    With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads. We're talking about the Army National Guard. The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...
  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
  • Kashkari calls for repeal of sales tax hike

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Wednesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to work to overturn the sales tax increase he championed, and voters approved, in 2012. “Repealing the … sales tax increase would provide relief to the...
  • Botched Oklahoma execution stirs outrage, may bring changes

    After a grisly history of electrocutions, gassings, hangings and firing squads, it is the cold, quiet science of lethal injections that has become America's most common and favored method of executing its worst criminals. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled...
  • Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV

    Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV
    A Valentine's Day agreement among the Democrats running for governor to cooperate on setting up debates collapsed Wednesday as his rivals accused front-runner Anthony G. Brown of ducking a third televised encounter. The lieutenant governor's campaign...
  • Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program

    Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities have requested information about Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million anti-violence initiative that has drawn fire for mismanagement and misspending. The Illinois comptroller’s office got a call...
  • Gansler campaign launches anti-Brown web site

    Gansler campaign launches anti-Brown web site
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's campaign for governor launched a new web site Thursday with the sole purpose of criticizing Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, the front-runner in the June 24 Democratic primary. The new site, http://thebuckdoesntstophere....
  • The debate debate [Editorial]

    The debate debate  [Editorial]
    The campaign to decide who will be Maryland's next governor — a lackluster effort that's so far only boosted the number of undecided voters — took another turn into the banal this week with a debate among the Democrats about debates. Two...
  • Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction

    Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction
    Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
  • State-approved torture in Oklahoma

    Pity the poor people of Oklahoma. Nobody deserves a governor this incompetent. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) first made national headlines last fall when she announced that the Oklahoma National Guard would refuse to provide spousal benefits to all...