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On Tuesday the Council certified Paul Cunningham and Shirley Scott the "winners." How do you do that when the rules determining that are unconstitutional? When the Supreme Court makes a 5-4 decision about a matter of law it is sometimes dismissed as a split decision but it is still the law of the land. In this case we have an appeals court decision that says the rules of this election are unconstitutional. Read more» 1

Checks and balances. A term most every elementary school student understands. But it seems to be a principle that escapes too many in government. Chuck Huckleberry will soon propose the purchase of new election equipment for the county. The problem is the proposal will do away with a precinct scanner at each polling location. This removes a needed check in the system. Read more» 1

I was troubled by the passage of SB 1062 this week. As a life-long Republican I am concerned that the practical consequences of your signature on this bill will have for folks of all political beliefs for many years to come. I happen to be gay. I am also a conservative with a libertarian bent. Frankly I find those in the Legislature who pushed this seemed to be searching for a solution to a problem that hadn't presented itself yet. Read more»