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Most of the attention focused on the fall election cycle centers on congressional races. But in some 33 states, judicial elections — from the local level to the Supreme Court — might have just as much impact.

The debate about whether judges should stand for election or get appointed continues — and seems to becoming more complicated.


Sometimes I am dumbfounded by what presidents leave behind for others to see and hear.

President Richard Nixon’s tapes offer a good example.

What would compel someone to record all the things he says and does — or in the case of Nixon all but 18-plus minutes.


The list of things that really bug Americans might run a mile long.

But rarely would the cost of gas escape that list.

A visit with some college buddies a few weeks back led to all kinds of stories, including filling up my Volkswagen Beetle in 1975 with gas that cost 50 cents a gallon.