That is the question
Whether it is better to refrain
from voicing our opinion
Or living with the results
of our decisions
Is something each citizen of voting age
has to decide
Could it be that you have always
voted for the WRONG man?
To that, I reply,
Elect a woman!
Could it be that you feel your vote
will not count?
It will if you are registered!
Could it be that you are disappointed
with the quality of each candidate?
Think of how each of us
has disappointed someone
at some time
I don't know about you, but the amount of information presented during the presidential and vice presidential debates this year sometimes left my head spinning.
While I found it easy, as each debate concluded, to determine which candidate presented himself most admirably, knowing how to interpret the purported "facts" presented was a challenge with which I needed some help.
The candidates spent weeks preparing for these debates, carefully crafting ways of presenting their viewpoints that would read well to their target audiences.
Do you feel you have enough information to make an educated decision on election day?
"... Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came ... You wanna be where everybody knows your name ..." ("Cheers" theme song "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo)
There once was a time in this country when a man's word was his bond and children were told by their parents not to bring shame upon the family name.
Doors were left unlocked and youngsters played outside freely and unsupervised.
Pennsylvania voters not required to show photo ID when voting.
In 1907, Samuel Adams wrote about the right to vote.
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. "
When State Rep. Daryl Metcalf, R-12th, Butler County, decided to introduce legislation to require voter identification in March 2011, the ability to vote in Pennsylvania came into question.
Who are the voters in the Lehigh Valley the candidates will attempt to appeal to until Nov. 6?
Whether your political affiliation is associated with the color red or blue, we all share one common desire: we want the candidate we vote for to represent our interests and the well-being of America.
Today, the political discourse among elected officials and those running for public office is contentious and rancorous.
And, that is coupled with an unsteady and unpredictable economy each of us wrestle with daily.
What do you appreciate most about newspapers?
A simple statement, but let's break it down a bit.
Your newspaper … That's right, all yours, assembled just for you, tailored to where you live, emphasizing the things that affect you, keeping track of the people and players in your community.
Your newspaper is put together by people in a newsroom built for you, where people work to supply information that matters to you, from the details of that crash you passed by Tuesday to biographies of the candidates for your school board to notices of what's on sale at your local supermarket.