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Calling candidate commentaries: Pols' op-eds wanted

Local political candidates are welcome to submit guest opinion pieces for publication. Here's what we're looking for, and what we're not.
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Jul 22, 2014, 4:34 pm
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Right on.

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1770 comments
Oct 8, 2014, 1:19 pm
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With your do’s and don’ts list, I think you pretty much alienated every local politician at any layer of government for the last 100 years or so. That is a sad commentary as to what American politics has deteriorated in to.

If any politician can submit any op-ed that fits all the above criteria, I might vote for said politician just based on being able to pull that off.

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Oct 8, 2014, 1:22 pm
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I’ll add something else…

Since the very first time I happened upon the Sentinel a few years back, one of my very favorite things about it is that it never cowardly anonymously endorsed (media people refer to it as “editorial board”) for or against any political candidate or cause. Or, to put it a simpler way, the Sentinel has never told us how to vote. I strongly hope that policy continues through this election cycle, and indefinitely.

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556 comments
Oct 8, 2014, 2:05 pm
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In simpler terms: “lay off the bullshit.”

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88 comments
Oct 9, 2014, 6:44 pm
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I agree with Bret.  You have taken away every campaign tool at their disposal.

It boils down to painting the other candidate as more evil than Satan, then asking people to vote for you because you are not the other candidate. 

And it’s collectively our own fault for being lazy enough to buy the bullshit.  We don’t want to think, we don’t what to be challenged, therefore we don’t want leaders that think or challenge us.  We have exactly the government we deserve.

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