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November 8, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Midterm election: Our own system of politics is rundown

I found Nicholas Kristof’s column “America’s broken political system” [Opinion, Nov. 7] to be spot on. How disheartened do Americans have to become before we can transform this out-of-control wrecking ball? Despite approval ratings that are in the cellar, we continue to sustain this highly paid group of bullies and mud wrestlers. We have…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Dave Humphrey, Democrats, midterm elections

November 7, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Midterm elections: All Republicans have done is sabotage Obama

I am struck by the number of items on guest columnist George Nethercutt’s list of goals that could have already been achieved except for the intransigence of Republicans led by House Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in the Senate [“What Republicans need to accomplish now that they control Congress,” Opinion, Nov. 5]. The…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, midterm elections

November 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Midterm elections: The need to return to democracy

Voters have replaced enough Democratic U.S. Senators to give the Republicans a majority and retained the Republican majority in the House [“Republicans making powerful bid for Senate control,” Nation & World, Nov. 4]. One possible explanation is voters were dissatisfied with the president’s style and substance of governing. It’s hard to believe voters…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Democrats, midterm elections, Milton C. Smith