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Don’t squander your right to vote
While watching the Republican debate Saturday night, I began to wonder just how many Cherokeeans were watching this debate with me. My conclusion — not enough. Then I wondered how many will vote fo...
February 11, 2016 12:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nelson officials should be accountable
DEAR EDITOR: During the Jan. 21 Nelson City Council meeting, the auditor vividly explained the shortcomings of the city, financially. The city had spent $34,000 more than it had budgeted for 2015, ...
February 09, 2016 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators shooting to beat plowshares into pistols
Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again. Georgia’s version of Wyatt Earp was the chief gunslinger in getting a bill passed in 2014 that was intended to let us lock-and-load most ...
February 09, 2016 10:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Words of love, soft and tender, in the air
I love Valentine’s Day. Whatever our age, it’s a good day to reminisce about the day and about how our ways of celebrating evolve over a lifetime, from those primary and elementary school days when...
February 09, 2016 10:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Break the teeth-whitening monopoly
It is frequently said that, unfortunately, Americans disdain government. It is more usefully said that, unfortunately, they have abundant reasons for doing so. In coming days, the Supreme Court, by...
February 11, 2016 12:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Super Bowl’s 60 minutes of damage
Settling unhappily into his Super Bowl seat, Himalayan high behind the end zone, Joe spots an empty seat low and on the 50-yard line. He descends to it and asks the man seated next to him why the w...
February 06, 2016 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘establishment’ nonsense
The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of “establishment,” an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supp...
February 05, 2016 11:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Messy Democrat contest might result in a ‘Putative’ VP choice
Just last week, I suggested that South Carolina would be the ultimate battleground where the Republican establishment would either stop Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, or see its domination of the GOP c...
February 05, 2016 11:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Probing for clues in the Iowa Caucus numbers
Now that the results of last Monday’s Iowa caucuses are in, speculation naturally turns to next Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Will Donald Trump fail once again to receive the percentage he’s get...
February 04, 2016 10:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Iowa, signs of civil health
When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true, but not the whole truth. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian (“I drink my...
February 03, 2016 11:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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