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Sep 11 2015

Buying a President for 30 Bucks and Change


by: Jim Hightower For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you. Wait — don’t run away! Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head! It’ll be fun, and you’ll learn something. I realize that numbers can numb the brain, but this is …

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Sep 04 2015

Nelson Honored, Voting Centers Approved

Making Democracy Work Award

Smith County Elections Administrator Karen Nelson was honored Tuesday with the Making Democracy Work Award from the Smith County League of Women Voters. “We give the award every year to someone who has made a difference in the community,” the local organization’s President Andie Rathbone said. “We decided to give it to Karen for her …

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Aug 21 2015

Trump Moons America, Has Wonderful Time


By Roger Simon The Republican clown car lacks a designated driver. It careens around the country, carrying the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. Seventeen people are trying to grab the wheel. But nobody has even a learner’s permit. When I was a teenager, “mooning” out car windows was popular. We would speed down Chicago’s …

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Aug 01 2015

Dealing with Donald Trump

By Star Parker A businessman once told me that in business, when things are not working, sometimes you have to “throw a brick through the window.” Sometimes shock is the only thing that will shake up an entrenched status quo. A brick smashing through glass might be the only thing that will get attention. Donald …

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Jun 24 2015

The Year of the Internet Voter

Politicians ignore the rising digital coalition at their peril. In the 1996 election it was the soccer mom. In 2004 it was the NASCAR dad. Could 2016 be the year of the Internet voter? The Internet has grown from a fad to an essential tool to a platform that’s catalyzed a growing political constituency. Pollsters …

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Oct 28 2014

Electronic Sample Ballots

As part of its commitment to provide quality service to voters, the Smith County Elections Office is pleased to offer an Interactive ExpressPass Sample Ballot to all registered voters in the County. This system is convenient, simple and completely safe for voter use. New sample ballots can be found on the Smith County Web site …

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Nov 20 2013

Rep. David Simpson announces re-election bid

Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) officially announced his campaign for re-election to the Texas House, District 7, with the support of a long list of prominent Republican party leaders and area elected officials. “Representing the people of District 7 is a great privilege and responsibility,” said Simpson Tuesday. “If the people choose to elect me again, …

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Aug 13 2013

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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