Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

Not Voting Is Un-American PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Thursday, 18 October 2001 18:00
Hearty congratulations to the 10,793 voters who managed to vote in last week’s primary election. Those 10,793 voters represent approximately 17% of Davenport’s 64,361 registered voters. This means that less than 20% of Davenport’s population decided for us all which candidates will actually run for city government.

Mayoral Candidate Sherwood Avoids Accountability PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 02 October 2001 18:00
We would like to extend our congratulations to all those who completed the candidates’ position surveys (pages 6-11). We believe it is vitally important to communicate views and positions on the critical issues facing Davenport, especially with this many candidates.

Americans Need Education on Foreign Policy PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
After September 11’s horror, it has never been more important for the American people to engage in our country’s foreign policy. It is time to get educated and informed about exactly how we conduct our foreign affairs.

Parks Not the Real Issue Behind City-Owned Land PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 11 September 2001 18:00
After nearly 10 years of observing Davenport’s city councils in action, one would think nothing would come as a shock. It’s as if a line keeps being drawn in the sand that councilmen keep stepping over. Such is the case with 6th Ward Alderman Bob McGivern.

Democratic PAC More Like a Family Affair PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 28 August 2001 18:00
Last Saturday, the Davenport Democratic Party PAC (formed when nonpartisan elections came into being in 1998) endorsed its candidates for Davenport’s city council. The process, which should be equitable to all, was nothing more than a stacked deck of family and friends of incumbents who had the voting power to endorse their own.

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