Tag Archive: vote

Nov 02 2013

Lone Star State: Voting on November 5-Here’s what you need to know

With recent congressional goings-on, we’ve all sat up and paid a little more attention. More folks have been talking about the role of government and the sort of country we want to be. Now that it’s time to take to the polls, it’s important to be prepared for Texas’ new voter ID rules to have …

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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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May 02 2013

Voters decide

The next City of Longview Election will be Saturday, May 11, 2013. Voters from Districts 5 and 6 will elect council members, and voters from all districts will decide three propositions. For City Council, Richard Manley is running unopposed in District 5, and Sidney Allen is running unopposed in District 6. Voters from all districts …

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Jul 21 2012

A new kind of scrutiny on the campaign trail

Undercover liars with cameras shouldn’t get to destroy political candidates with impunity. By Jason Salzman It used to be that journalists would join major candidates on the campaign trail, following them from coffee shops to parades and beyond as they tried to woo supporters and votes. Reporters would record how a candidate might change his …

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May 29 2012

Pentagon spending spree

Throwing money at the military doesn’t buy us safety. By Elizabeth Rose Are you wondering where your tax dollars are going? Then take a look at the $642.5 billion stuffed into the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives recently approved. House Republicans may spout plenty of concern about the nation’s budget deficit, …

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May 15 2012

Incumbents victories

Incumbents victories By Jimmy Isaac Incumbent Mayor Jay Dean coasted, as expected, to his third term, while District 1 (West Longview) Councilman John Sims survived two challengers and also won a third term. Sims claimed 57.5 percent, or 188 votes, to claim victory. Construction contractor David Sparks garnered 89 votes, or 27.2  percent, while Samantha …

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May 01 2012

Mayor and City Council District 1 & 2 Election on May 12

The next City Council election will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Voters from District 1 and 2 will elect a council member. Voters from all districts will elect a Mayor. Visit the “City Government” page at LongviewTexas.gov to see more information, including maps of council districts. Election results will be posted online after ballots …

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Apr 24 2012

The war on mommies

We trot out flowers and overdone pancakes every Mother’s Day, but the truth is we don’t value our mothers enough. By Martha Burk The so-called “mommy wars” are heating up again. Once more, we’re seeing stay-at-home moms supposedly pitted against moms with paid jobs during an election year. The latest episode started when Democratic analyst …

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