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Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits

...campaign donations in state elections.States can limit contributions...spend unlimited amounts in elections, a three-judge panel for...and equal status in their elections, Montana Commissioner of...that range from $850 per election for a state House candidate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/court-sets-high-bar-on-states-campai
News
What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...political scientist to understand that if residents didn't receive dividends in 2016 because of the move, legislators up for election would likely be ousted en masse.The risk that Alaska would be exposed to if the legislative majority follows through on its...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-27/what-others-say-reserve-funds-tra
Opinion
Op-ed: Truly memorializing Memorial Day

...good idea. Of course, he had an embarrassing struggle spitting out the words, but it doesn't matter. This is not about election positioning, it's about making a momentous, disastrous decision that was about politics, with little regard to the human...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-23/op-ed-truly-memorializing-memoria
Opinion
Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...a wholesale rewrite or a rebranding of Common Core could largely be decided by the fall elections. Eight of the 11 BESE members will be chosen in elections this fall.Whether a majority of BESE members support or oppose Common Core is certain...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/outcome-of-common-core-compromise
Opinion
Op-ed: Who is a journalist?

...disciplinary action is planned, except that he has removed himself from moderating or appearing on any debate panel during the 2016 election cycle. It doesn't matter because anyone who replaces him will likely have the same worldview - Republican candidates bad...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-18/op-ed-who-is-a-journalist
Opinion
Cal Thomas: The British elections

...victory was forecast by exit polls on election night. Former Liberal Democrat Party...In remarks delivered the morning after Election Day, Cameron reiterated his successful...campaign. In the last days before the election and in response to criticism he was too...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-11/op-ed-the-british-elections
Opinion
Bob Franken: Nobody cares

...Ditto for the British election, in which the blithering...commentary about what the U.K. election says about the U.S. upcoming elections. First of all, the countries...we're going to compare elections, we are probably much closer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-12/op-ed-nobody-cares
Opinion
Op-ed: Amateurs and wackos

...we don't need to worry about rank amateur politics. Once Mr. Obama takes over, we certainly will not be having anymore elections. Remind me again why that's a bad thing.Bob Franken is a longtime broadcast journalist, including 20 years at CNN.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-09/op-ed-amateurs-and-wackos
Opinion
The Bookworm Sez: "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"

...things about rain we tend to overlook. Doodlers get raindrop shapes all wrong, for instance. We ignore that rain has changed elections, societies, and wars. We mightn't understand that pruny-wet fingers could be an ancient rain adaptation, or that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-06/the-bookworm-sez-rain-
Arts & Entertainment
Op-ed: Promises become nothing more than cliches

...and little more. We are a government for the highest bidder. Campaign pledges to protect the middle class fade away after Election Day almost as quickly as the middle class is disappearing. By almost any measurement, we are on a downward spiral - except...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-16/op-ed-promises-become-nothing-mor
Opinion

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