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Editorial cartoon: Sept. 26, 2016

The Daily Courier's editorial cartoon for Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Editorial: Third party choices fall by wayside for multiple reasons

The fate of the free world will be decided in 43 days. Voters will go to voting centers Nov. 8, or will have already turned in early ballots, across the country to give their choice for President of the United States.

Column: October Surprises

Something craven infects political candidates as the days dwindle down to a precious few, especially when prospects for victory appear slimmer than an emaciated giraffe in a fun house mirror.

Letter to the editor: Uninformed, not nuts

Most people are not “nuts,” as claimed by Courier columnist Tom Cantlon, but all of us are certainly not informed about everything.

*Update* - Letter: Prescott heritage

For the past few weeks, we have experienced what pride in Prescott’s western heritage is all about.

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Editorial cartoon: Sept. 25, 2016

Editorial cartoon: Sept. 25, 2016

Column: Ranking the Presidents

Ever wonder how our national presidents would rank? Who were judged to be the most successful or greatest?

Editorial: Silence the National Anthem?

San Francisco’s quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, continues to sit or kneel while the National Anthem is played prior to 49ers’ games.

Rants & Raves

Got something on your mind? Tell us about it in 40 words or less.

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Editorial cartoon: Sept. 24, 2016

Editorial cartoon: Sept. 24, 2016

Editorial: Candidates are addressing real issues — if you can find their answers

This entire election season has been just one insult after another from both camps.

Letter: Airport letter

The letter from Dale D. Smith regarding possible airport encroachment by allowing residential development within the confines of an Established Airport Traffic Area is spot on correct.

Letter: Presidency

I have never written a letter to the editor before. I don’t pretend to be politically informed.

Letter: Auto insurance

While talking to one of our elected representatives about auto insurance to try to get legislation to change liability and bodily injury insurance coverage from the auto to the person driving the auto, so the person insured can drive autos owned by others, I was informed insurance companies are more powerful than our federal government, with their lobbyist, to get this done.

Column: Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) threaten schools

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which divert education resources from public schools to private schools, will further weaken the effectiveness of our community schools and society at large.

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Editorial cartoon: Sept. 23, 2016

Editorial cartoon: Sept. 23, 2016

Letter: War

No war. The civilians say so to keep military casualties from once again being a fact.

Editorial: Climate security, err … national change

This past week I explored with you the unlikely link between doctors and guns – how they are asking about weapons our homes.

Column: Don’t vote if…

With more than a month to go before the General Election, all of us will be inundated with political television, radio and telephone ads.

Letter: Marijuana

In citing a study, John Ortolano mentions 865 residents of Colorado and Washington “who said they had used marijuana in the past 30 days,” Ortolano goes on to say, “There is no doubt that in this state that if Prop 205 passes that more citizens in our state are going to be killed by people that are driving under the influence of drugs.”

Letter: Tim Tebow

Seriously, Courier sports columnist Brian Bergner wonders what the “big fuss is all about” with Tim Tebow trying his hand at pro baseball despite being out of organized ball for 13 years, and then he spends 20 column inches acknowledging Tebow is a “gimmick” ... without any mention of the gimmick.

Letter: Interfaith Council

I have been attending the Quad City Interfaith Council (QCIC) for a few years now, and have come to know some of the most genuine people whose agenda is nothing but selfless service and human dignity.

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Editorial cartoon: Sept. 22, 2016

Editorial cartoon: Sept. 22, 2016

Editorial: The Stand Down can help homeless vets Stand Up

During the Vietnam War, the term Stand Down referred to safe base camps.

Letter: Campaign promises

Yikes! Campaign promises are raining down on our heads like a monsoon thunderstorm.