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The ‘lite beer’ election: money

The Long View

Part 3

Rooting for a Republican throwback

If You Ask Me

One of the charms of the 5th Congressional District race in this otherwise charm-deficient election is having two pretty good candidates and if you doubt it, you’ve already forgotten Chris Donovan, Lisa Wilson-Foley, Mark Greenberg and Dan Roberti.

Both Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback are moderates who would be expected to vote with their parties more often than not but vote their consciences when they find themselves at odds with the party line. The only difference is Roraback has a record to prove it.

Senior discount: How did this happen?

Guest Commentary

One day not too long ago I was standing in the checkout line of a local supermarket, peacefully watching my groceries trundle their way to the cashier: cilantro, avocado, quinoa, chocolate cookies. The total on the large screen next to the cashier read $29.75 when they were all counted. The total on the little credit card screen read $26.77.

Heartland security, the uncovered story

Guest Commentary

I was 6 years old when the topsoil of Kansas blew over the small southwest Iowa town where we lived. The year was 1935. All day long the sky was black as night. There was no sign of the sun. A severe drought, together with reckless plowing and planting practices, had left the topsoil of the Great Plains vulnerable to wind and rain. The first great windstorm struck South Dakota in 1933. Some farms in that state lost all their topsoil.

Do You Mind

Editorial Cartoon

To Pledge, or not

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Usually, in an election year that focuses on state and federal offices, rather than local ones, towns’ controversies are limited or even nonexistent. There are exceptions, of course, to every rule, and Salisbury is having an internal discussion that has fomented some contention.

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Turning Back the Pages - October 4

100 years ago — October 1912

LAKEVILLE — Miss Agnes Rogers is acting as clerk at Roberts Co. store.

LIME ROCK — One of Niles Mortenson’s children fell and cut his lip quite badly.

LAKEVILLE — Dan Lorigan on Wednesday picked a bowl full of fine ripe red raspberries in his garden.

50 years ago — October 1962

Letters to the Editor - October 4, 2012

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Presidential debates mock democracy
 

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Dissecting the court decision on Obamacare

Insight

In order to move forward with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” we have to go with the 5 to 4 majority opinion in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012). This is so even if we realize that the U.S. Supreme Court reached the right result for the wrong reason (see The Lakeville Journal, July 5). The majority held in effect that an act of Congress is necessarily constitutional if it includes a “tax” provision. Questionable, but at least Obamacare was held constitutional.

Women and McMahon

The Keith Burris Column

If Linda McMahon is elected United States senator from Connecticut, it will be due largely to women voters. And that’s hard to believe.

In an age of women’s empowerment, in an age when men are generally called out for disrespecting women, McMahon has built her fortune, and gained the business experience she says qualifies her for high office, exploiting and degrading women.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which now calls itself “PG,” family friendly and wholesome, became successful depicting acts of rage, pseudo-rape and subjugation against women.

That’s a fact.