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In the 2018 general election, there were 1,287 early voting ballots cast out of the 1,350 that were issued in Madison County. A total of 10,544 ballots were cast, so only a little more than 12 percent were early ballots.

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I’ve been reading Erik Larson’s new book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” which chronicles the first year of Winston Churchill’s wartime stint as prime minister. He was a gifted rhetorician who used the power of words to move a nation.

On Jan. 20, the United States confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. The nation’s political and media elite obsessed over Mitch McConnell’s just-announced resolution governing the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

Today, in our pursuit of insightful punditry, we are taking a time-warping fictional flight of political inquiry.

The politician’s response to the coronavirus is the medical equivalent of the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut where politicians faced with a budget shortfall take the coward’s way out and cut every budget.

The past few weeks have seen a drastic winnowing of Democratic presidential candidates, with former Vice President Joe Biden now the party’s presumptive nominee to face President Donald Trump in November.

WASHINGTON — As we teeter on the edge of economic collapse with the worst pandemic in a century likely to get much worse, we are seeing the good, the bad and the ugly. In spades.

Short-term inconveniences of upcoming major street projects will post long-lasting benefits

“Social-distancing” is the phrase of the day, and what it pretty much means is staying away from people while America shuts down, the economy gets clobbered and death seeks out at a million, maybe 2 million of us.

“Laughing together is as close as you can get without touching,” I wrote in my first book, “They Used To Call Me Snow White … But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor,” published in 1991.

Perhaps other than those familiar with the Yucca Mountain area in Nevada, there probably are longtime residents of North Central Nebraska who are as knowledgeable about the complicated problem of nuclear waste disposal as anyone.

If anything good can come from the coronavirus pandemic, it is the revelation of America’s overreliance on China, especially when it comes to drugs.

I’ve been reading Erik Larson’s new book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” which chronicles the first year of Winston Churchill’s wartime stint as prime minister. He was a gifted rhetorician who used the power of words to move a nation.

On Jan. 20, the United States confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. The nation’s political and media elite obsessed over Mitch McConnell’s just-announced resolution governing the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

Today, in our pursuit of insightful punditry, we are taking a time-warping fictional flight of political inquiry.

The politician’s response to the coronavirus is the medical equivalent of the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut where politicians faced with a budget shortfall take the coward’s way out and cut every budget.

The past few weeks have seen a drastic winnowing of Democratic presidential candidates, with former Vice President Joe Biden now the party’s presumptive nominee to face President Donald Trump in November.

WASHINGTON — As we teeter on the edge of economic collapse with the worst pandemic in a century likely to get much worse, we are seeing the good, the bad and the ugly. In spades.

Short-term inconveniences of upcoming major street projects will post long-lasting benefits

“Social-distancing” is the phrase of the day, and what it pretty much means is staying away from people while America shuts down, the economy gets clobbered and death seeks out at a million, maybe 2 million of us.

“Laughing together is as close as you can get without touching,” I wrote in my first book, “They Used To Call Me Snow White … But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor,” published in 1991.

Perhaps other than those familiar with the Yucca Mountain area in Nevada, there probably are longtime residents of North Central Nebraska who are as knowledgeable about the complicated problem of nuclear waste disposal as anyone.

If anything good can come from the coronavirus pandemic, it is the revelation of America’s overreliance on China, especially when it comes to drugs.

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