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David Scott Smith

Rankin started important conversation in bid for Senate

Sam Rankin has ended his bid for the Senate. Running as an Independent, he needed to collect nearly 18,000 voter signatures to put his name on the November ballot and fell short.

May 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Golden Pen Award: Big money corrupts U.S. politicians, breeds distrust

It is not the lack of viable alternatives to our existing two party political system that has created national gridlock and widespread distrust of government. It is the way we allow our representatives to campaign and win. Flush with money from special interest PACS, lobbyists and altogether…

November 04, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Us vs. them mentality ignores the real issue

Did this week's 47 percent debate confuse you? Good! Confused people are at least trying to think and find equitable solutions, and not simply gobbling up the sophistry of paid pundits and super PACs.

September 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Rankin best choice for U.S. House seat

A few weeks ago, senators of both parties joined forces so the oil and gas industry could keep its $24 billion in taxpayer subsidies. Those same senators received nearly $24 million in campaign donations from the oil and gas industry.

May 16, 2012 12:15 amLoading…

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