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TIM BURKE: Chaotic election another example of year gone wrong

The 2020 election was this Tuesday, and it followed the same script as the rest of 2020, chaotic and unpredictable. It could be weeks before the actual winner is declared. On a positive note, this election saw a record number of voters cast their ballots.

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TIM BURKE: COVID is wearing us down mentally and physically

People are getting worn out mentally and physically by the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of the population is just tired of wearing masks and social distancing. The isolation that people feel is a real problem.

 
Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus, character in last debate

The debate presents the last chance for both hopefuls to woo undecided voters in face-to-face rhetorical battle. Watch the livestream here.

DAN SCHINHOFEN: Let’s talk about the peaceful transition of power

For nearly 250 years the United States of America has had a peaceful transition of power in our government. Of course after Lincoln was elected the Democrats seceded from the Union, but other than that, when one party lost power in the House or Senate or the executive, the position of president or speaker of the house has been handed over without bloodshed or rancor.

TIM BURKE: My favorite season is fall, but not this year

The change from the summer to the fall season is always one of my favorite times of the year. In a normal, non-COVID-19 world, children would head off to school, our youth would be participating in fall sports, and many local events would be held for our community to attend.

DEBRA J. SAUNDERS: Lockdown hazard

The coronavirus debate is about much more than masks.

DEBRA J. SAUNDERS: Mike Pence’s calm conservatism

With his no-drama demeanor during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Pence showed America how Trump would look if he acted like a politician: like a president.