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  1. A View from the Left: Who’s Winning the Republican Nomination Race?

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    February 24, 2012 by Richard Drake

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    Candidates in the Republican Primary are described at various times with such terms as surging, withdrawing, forging ahead or making a comeback, in a chaotic race to the convention. What’s going on? I used to joke that politics should be covered by sports writers, as that might bring some excitement to the manner of storytelling. But honestly? Many sports writers are as prone to use cliches — and drive them into the ground — as other journalists. Over the past few years, we have seen the gradual militarization of the English language, especially where it pertains to political reporting. There is a small part of me, the man who is nourished on clichés and rarely comes out to play with others, who wrings his hands when he hears news anchors speaking this way and worries about the militarization of the English language. And in truth, I am getting combat fatigue from all the increased martial terms in our political discourse. There may be those who suspect that all of the above was just an excuse to use that line. Well, partly true. Our use of military metaphors began long ago with our War on Poverty, followed by our War on …

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  2. Political Spectrum: A View From the Right

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    January 8, 2012 by Mike Landry

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    ​In your opinion, what were the most significant political events of 2011? While Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was probably the single biggest political news event of 2011, three other things provided an ongoing political backdrop to the year. ​They were 1) the continued Obama administration attempts to remake America, 2) the up-and-down gyrations of Republican presidential candidates, and 3) the continuing change of Arkansas into a genuine, two-party state.

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  3. Political Spectrum: A View From the Left

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    January 8, 2012 by Richard Drake

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    ​In your opinion, what were the most significant political events of 2011? I have been reading the views of others this December, and everyone seems to be pretty well-agreed that the top stories this year revolve around the Fukushima meltdown; the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords; the death of Osama bin Laden; the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; and Occupy Wall Street. Okay, fair enough.

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  4. View from the Left: Will Barack Obama be a one-term president?

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    December 19, 2011 by Richard Drake

    By Richard S. Drake — I’ll be up-front and admit that Barack Obama has never been never liberal enough for my liking, despite all of the hysterical hand-wringing about “activist judges” and “over-regulation” stifling America’s fabled job creators. 

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  5. View from the Right: Will Barack Obama be a one-term president?

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    December 19, 2011 by Mike Landry

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    By Mike Landry It’s hazardous to guess election outcomes (the famous Chicago Tribune “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline comes to mind). President Obama can be re-elected, but he has to overcome the possible loss of some constituencies.

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  6. Political Spectrum Question: An Answer from the Left

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    November 19, 2011 by Richard Drake

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    District 87 State Representative Justin Harris has received  significant media attention regarding his Christian-centered, partially state-funded preschool in West Fork. The Establishment clause aside, what is your opinon on public money being used to teach religious principles? Richard Drake:

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  7. Political Spectrum Question: An Answer from the Left

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    October 8, 2011 by Richard Drake

    In the news recently President Obama discussed a tax code that reflected billionaire Warren Buffett’s suggestion that people making more than $1 million a year should pay a tax rate that is a least the same percentage of their earnings as a middle-class taxpayer. Is taxing the rich a good idea or not? RIchard Drake:

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