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Define Your Line PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 30 March 2004 18:00
American voters are in for a rude awakening if we continue to ignore the loss of identity that plagues the two major political parties. One’s party affiliation should help define how one’s candidate conducts him- or herself with regard to policy and legislation.

Elect Experience, Not Rhetoric PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 09 March 2004 18:00
It appears that no amount of contempt from American voters can change the methodology by which candidates, running for elected office, campaign. Predictably, during election years, the public is exposed to the same tired messages, delivered with the same contrived sincerity, that promise all kinds of positive changes, including solutions to the most pressing issues of the day.

Playground Politics Again PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 10 February 2004 18:00
Here we go again, forced to suffer playground politics with Davenport’s city council, evidenced by infighting rather than cooperating, reacting instead of reasoning, and plotting versus planning. This term, the thorn in the Davenport council’s side is Ward 3 Alderman Keith Meyer, who used bad judgment in delivering a Christmas carol that was less-than-flattering to various aldermen.

If It Quacks Like a Rental, It’s Probably a Rental PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 20 January 2004 18:00
The cover story this issue is an important one because it highlights one of the ongoing struggles between the private and public sectors with regard to property ownership. John Lewis Community Services is developing 10 single-family units of affordable housing within a single neighborhood in Davenport, at the corner of 12th and Myrtle streets, known as Taylor Heights.

New Medicare Bill Largest Entitlement Expansion Since the 1960s PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 25 November 2003 18:00
Many Republicans must be fairly dumbstruck this week, after the recent vote (55-44) to pass a new Medicare bill that critics say is no reform at all, especially because it only significantly benefits the pharmaceutical and insurance companies, giving precious little relief to seniors and other participants in Medicare.

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