Opinion

Let voters pick their politicians rather than other way around

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The 2008 elections were a landslide victory for the Democratic Party. They not only won the presidency by nearly 200 electoral votes but also picked up eight senate seats and expanded their majority in the house to 257.    In the aftermath of that whitewash, the Republican Party began to strategize on…

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Rearview polls offer distorted look at presidential preferences

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    If I ran for president, I’d probably get some key votes.    My mother would back me, I’m sure. So would my favorite aunt. My three kids, I don’t know. Usually when I lean left, they lean right. And vice versa.    You know children.    But I’m pretty sure I could lock in the…

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