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Importance of State over National News

18 Jan

The national news is sometimes so engrossing that we overlook the local and state news, especially in terms of politics.  The Washington Post‘s article listing “The Best State Capitol Reporters in America” was a good way to recognize the work and focus that they do, from my home state in Sacramento, California, to my current residence in Indiana in Indianapolis.  If you read this post, I urge you to subscribe or bookmark their websites and read their stories.  There are some things that the national news does well on the political scene, but it is extremely difficult to sift through the stories of which may or may not be biased.  More often than not, the state political reporters report the facts more than their opinions.  On the national scale, there are so few “news-worthy” stories that the writers/reporters have to put their ‘spin’ on it to break out from the crowd. Continue reading

block, bring to end, close off, disconnect, discontinue, halt, isolate, obstruct, suspend

27 Feb

A few words to describe the oft-mentioned ‘sequester’.  (As a challenge to myself, I will insert each of the words, once,  from the title instead of the s-word in this post in italics.)

I will admit that this block on federal spending is really confusing.  It is easy for more partisan critics to blame the other side that will bring to end some loved programs.  There are so many articles now on the close off that is about to potentially happen: Continue reading

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