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Opinion

Opinion: An American Election Like No Other

No American presidential election in recent years was watched so closely as the one that concluded on Tuesday after considerably more than half of eligible voters had already cast their ballots by mail. It wasn’t just the Americans voting in record numbers who were mesmerized by the whole process. The rest of the world was

Politics

Election officials worried by threats and protesters

Election officials in several states said Thursday they are worried about the safety of their staffs amid a stream of threats and gatherings of angry protesters outside their doors, drawn by President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread fraud in the race for the White House. “I can tell you that my wife and my

Politics

Cities, police brace for possible unrest after heated election

National and local law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond in case civil disturbances break out after Tuesday’s elections, which experts fear may have a “different venue for challenging election results, namely in the streets.” And that may be true whichever side wins. Seth Jones, director of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for

Opinion

Opinion: Violent Riots, Not Peaceful Protests, Are Happening in American Cities

Over the last few months, dozens of U.S. cities (and small towns) have been victimized by violent looters. Although the mainstream media have reported that these are mostly peaceful protests, the facts speak otherwise. Since the death of George Floyd, cities throughout America, including my hometown of Chicago, have been ravaged by radical anarchists who are

Opinion

Opinion: Protests Inflaming Politics

A wooden barrier was blocking the street, and a policeman was standing beside his patrol car. Accident? Arrest? Nope, “protests,” the cop told me. A few blocks toward the center of the capital, more police cars cut off main avenues. Over the radio came word that demonstrators were near the White House shouting slogans. The

Local

Citizens Rally Against New Jail

A local citizens’ group recently  organized in opposition to building a new jail in Prescott rallied  Wednesday morning in front of the County Building on Fair Street. An orderly crowd of 75 to 80 protesters gathered to hear speakers,  wave signs and march around the  county building, shouting  their opposition, “Stop the Jail!”  and “Not

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