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For the record, I’m a Democrat, and I have generally voted that way since 1961. Also for the record, I believe that Harry S Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower were America’s best post-war presidents, at least in foreign policy. And I believe that H.W. Bush was remarkably far-sighted and astute …

The Oct. 12 issue of the Green Valley News contained a letter (“Policing the World”) that bemoaned the fact that too many American service members have been killed and wounded in wars inspired by Washington’s attempts to “take care of all the world’s problems.” I sympathize. Some of America’…

This evening, PBS station Channel 6 begins the seven-part series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” starring Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Three remarkable people; but tonight, Theodore Roosevelt will surely dominate the screen. His energy, his philosop…

The political campaign season has turned as hot as a lizard on a mid-day rock in August. Sixteen primaries this month, from Alaska to Florida, and President Obama is not on any ballot. Nonetheless, he’s a dandy bogeyman and foil. Obama and his policies are being drawn-and-quartered by Republ…

“Noah,” now playing at a theater near you, is a mess. Or a masterpiece. Or a bit of both. Russell Crowe reprises his roles as the preternaturally calm Capt. “Lucky Jack” Aubrey in “Master and Commander” as well as the invincible warrior Maximus Decimus Meridius in “Gladiator.”

Dark money is a campaign contribution where the donor isn’t disclosed. There is an effort to put on the November ballot a request to change the state Constitution to require disclosure of original donors who give over $10,000 in a two-year election cycle. Would you support the amendment?

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