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Hoyt Purvis

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Commentary: Conservatives meet resistance even as power grows in states

Conservatives meet resistance even as power grows in states

Subscriber onlyFor months, attention has been focused on the gridlock that grips our national legislative body in Washington. Continue reading...

Commentary: Cotton, others tamper with U.S. diplomacy

Cotton, others tamper with U.S. diplomacy

Subscriber onlyCongress, particularly the United States Senate, has a role to play in American foreign policy. Continue reading...

Commentary: TV news vs. entertainment

Blurred lines doing damage to journalists’ credibility

Subscriber onlyEntertainment and exaggeration are defining characteristics of much of American news media coverage, especially television. Continue reading...

Commentary: Troubling Times Need Informed, Civic-Minded Americans

As we begin another year, we are living in troubling times. Continue reading...

Commentary: Believing What We Want to Believe

Subscriber onlyI don't know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Mo. Continue reading...

Commentary: Congress Can Complain or Take Action

Divided Government Doesn’t Have To Be Irresponsible

Subscriber onlyIn our governmental and political system, presidents have vast authority. Continue reading...

Commentary: What Led To The GOP Victory And Where Will It Lead?

Subscriber onlyIt's over. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyTelevision has long been established as the playing field, the forum, the arena for our major political campaigns. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyEveryone wants to go to war against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) or militant groups such as Khorasan. Except they don't. Continue reading...

Commentary: It's Politics, Not Baseball That Needs Fixing

Subscriber onlyThere is serious discussion about finding ways to shorten the length of time consumed by major league baseball games. Continue reading...

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