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The long wait for Election Day is almost over
By Richard Amrhine
The criticism, coming from moderate Republicans such as former State Sen. John Chichester and outgoing U.S. Rep. Tom Davis, suggests that the party has done itself no favors by harping on taxes and divisive social issues to the exclusion of so much else.
The good advice is coming a bit too late, though, and will probably bounce off most GOP hardheads anyway. Del. Jeffrey Frederick, R-Prince William, the
In 16 days, voters will have the opportunity to repudiate these many years of Republican rule, and help put the nation back on track.
Troubles with each of the country's Big Five issues--the economy, the wars, health care, education, and the environment--can be traced to the GOP's control of the White House for 20 of the past 28 years. Why anyone would want to extend that I don't know.
The current economic crisis and the presidential election should close out an era that began with the inauguration of Ronald Reagan in 1981.
We were relieved when the Cold War began to come to an end under President Reagan. But he also brought us tax-cut mania, trickle-down Reaganomics, deregulation, and record budget deficits.
When Reagan took office, his plan and cowboy demeanor were considered salve for a nation in turmoil. But the GOP refuses to understand that economic policies must change with the times.
The only respite we've had from tax cuts and federal deficits was