Look again, Mr. Hogue

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ Let’s get this out of the way now: Ben Carson and Donald Trump are irrelevant. Neither will be the Republican nominee or your next president. Despite what esteemed Opinions and Editorials Editor Jonathan Hogue wrote in this space last week, their words should not be taken as a hateful and racist voice of the Republican Party. It is easy to look at the polls and assume that Trump and Carson are truly the voice of the Republican Party, as Mr. Hogue claimed. They have been, after all, first and second in most of the recent … Continue reading Look again, Mr. Hogue

S.O.S. to the GOP

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorial Editor~ What the hell is wrong with the GOP? After the 2012 loss to President Obama, Republican leaders convened to discuss ways the party could modernize its message in the next battle for the White House. Leaders agreed that the party would need to reform taxation and improve its outreach with minorities. President Obama won in large part due to his campaign’s outreach to minorities. Romney and the Republicans believed in a Reagan version of America: more white, more conservative and more Christian. What Republicans in 2012 and today still do not get … Continue reading S.O.S. to the GOP

Next debate will focus on candidates

By: Jonathan Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor The Republicans will hold their second primary debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The debate will focus on a host of issues, but the candidates themselves will be the main focus. Establishment Republicans like John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker will discuss their experience and how their executive and legislative experience is needed in the White House. The outsiders Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina will counter with rhetoric that shows Washington insiders as the reason for today’s problems. Trump dominated summer coverage with his brash … Continue reading Next debate will focus on candidates