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History says be skeptical of presidential polls

Given my work and interests, it’s not surprising that I’m a big time political junkie. And when it comes to the presidential contest, and hot Senate, House of Representatives and gubernatorial races across the nation, I eat up the latest polls.

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We can generate clean energy while protecting our natural beauty

Like most elected officials, I’ve had to balance demands from diverse constituents over the years. No one ever seems completely satisfied, but I always tried to find policies that served the public need and were cost-effective. Of course, it is best when policies enjoy broad popular support, an especially difficult task in today’s polarized politics.

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Please, no tombstones for community newspapers

The decline and death of so many national publications, including newspapers, prompts me to submit the following. Those who will suffer from the demise of print media are not publishers or advertisers. Those who will suffer the most substantially are readers — consumers of news and opinion content of publications.

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