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Prairie Lights: Growing weary of gawking at car wrecks


Starting approximately three seconds after Barack Obama was declared the winner of the 2008 presidential election, we were warned nonstop that the nation was unlikely to survive his four-year term. It did survive, quite well, thank you, but the same warnings were issued, in even more heated tones, on the evening of the 2012 election. Those fears weren’t even based on fear, just partisan hatred of the slimiest kind. (more…) Continue Reading →

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David Crisp: A few more ideas for improving GOP debates


The debate over last week’s Republican presidential debate has snared the usual “liberal media” suspects. But that misses the point. The debate questions that caused controversy didn’t even break along liberal-conservative lines. Moderator John Harwood got in trouble by asking whether Donald Trump was running a “comic-book version” of a campaign. (more…) Continue Reading →

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David Crisp: Grammar gurus give Democrats higher marks


The 2016 presidential election is still very much up in the air, but when it comes to grammar, Democrats have a commanding lead. At least that’s the conclusion of a new study by Grammarly, an online grammar-checking website. Grammarly checked supportive comments on presidential candidates’ Facebook pages, and concluded that Republican supporters made twice as many errors as Democratic supporters. (more…) Continue Reading →

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