When I was a boy, I used to go vote with my mother on Election Day. At a nearby public school, we would enter a booth, draw a heavy curtain and I’d flick a number of little levers at her direction to mark our choices. Then I’d pull the handle to make it official -- and, voila, we had done ou…
Editor’s note: This past week marked the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dorchak, the historian for Malone American Legion Post 219, was serving on a U.S. submarine during the standoff that brought the U.S. and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, and most Americans -- those not living in Arizona, Hawaii or our outlying territories (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam, among others) -- will again suffer the consequences.
Closing out my career in the state Senate this year is bitter sweet, as I have enjoyed and appreciate so much about the past 25 years in elective office. It has just been an incredible honor representing and advocating on behalf of the constituents of the 45th Senate District.
When the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wouldn’t commit to delivering a vaccine for the novel coronavirus by Election Day, a Trump cabinet member speculated last week about possibly firing him.
Over the past few months, warnings have appeared in major newspapers and magazines that Democrats need to prepare themselves, physically and psychologically, for election doomsday scenarios in which President Donald Trump refuses to leave office if he loses. Salon: “Trump will never voluntar…
There’s unrest in the streets and vicious partisan division in Washington. Vast numbers of people are out of work. The reality TV billionaire who occupies the White House is tossing aside fundamental democratic norms, even hinting he might not accept the election results. He’s been impeached…
One of the routine arguments by the pro-gun crowd is that the Second Amendment gives them the right to own firearms to protect themselves from a tyrannical government. But what happens when those guns are used to try to topple the government?
The FBI on Sept. 22 warned that foreign hackers and cyber criminals using fake websites and social media could spread disinformation regarding the results of the 2020 elections to “discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.”
Protests this summer, whether inspired by government-imposed restrictions to battle the coronavirus pandemic or by racial injustice, have included a dismaying development: the appearance of armed protesters and counterprotesters.