Nebraska is the only state in the nation with a unicameral legislature — a zero party, zero partisanship House absent a Senate where bills are presented and debated absent the typical Republican versus Democrat bickering, then sent along to the governor for signing, or not. Founding Fathers would be proud.
Biking the battleground: Canvassing America's voters
Washington Times columnist Cheryl K. Chumley is biking the battleground, visiting 14 states in 14 days to hear what real Americans think of the 2020 election.
It’s easy to become jaded about America. It’s easy to sit at home, listen to the news, watch the candidates duke it out, hear as the pundits bicker, moan and groan as the politicians do what politicians do — politick — and then think only the darkest of America’s future. But go outside the bubble of bickering — and it’s a different world.
Make way for the pink elephant. For the pig to fly. For the you know where to freeze. For the blue moon to blaze. For the four-leaf clover among the bed of three’s. What’s the deal? There’s a Democrat who just said this: “I might have ‘D’ after my name, but I [also] have capital ‘C’ after my name — capitalist.”
It’s one thing for Americans to take simple, sane, sensible solutions to protect themselves from getting sick. It’s another thing entirely to shut down an entire nation, an entire economy, entire school and church and business communities, all for — fear? Fear mixed with politics. So says South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem anyway.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, in a sit-down interview in her official offices, said the flare-up of violence around the nation is “astounding” and comes from “poor leadership” — and “overwhelmingly, these are Democrat-led communities.” Precisely. That’s the nugget of political truth the mainstream media wants voters to avoid seeing.
Pipestone is a small town with a massive American spirit. And in this day and age of hate-filled politics, partisan punditry and vicious attacks in the streets masquerading as First Amendment peaceful protests, it’s a breath of fresh air to find people who not only love America, but actively live out American values.
In Iowa, even the corn fields have corn fields. But that doesn’t mean voters care only about agricultural issues. Quite the contrary, in fact.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker just ordered a new wave of COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants in certain counties. In certain Region 1 counties. In certain Republican-voting counties, that is. And that is raising some interesting questions among business owners and medical professionals alike who wonder: Is it the virus, or politics?
Twenty-to-one. That’s the ratio of Donald Trump to Joe Biden campaign signs that can be seen while driving the northern country roads of Pennsylvania and Ohio into Indiana. And that’s being generous. To Biden. In some places, for some seemingly endlessly long stretches of time and roadway, the ratio was more like 30:1.
LORAIN COUNTY, OHIO — Lorain County, located in the northeastern part of the state, may be home to only around 300,000. But it could be an election bellwether just the same.
Philadelphia may be masked, depressed and a bit down due to the coronavirus — but it’s definitely not out. There’s still a spirit hovering about the Liberty Bell; there’s still a sort of hushed awe staring at the very buildings Founding Fathers hashed out America’s great government.
We’re taking to the streets, to the small towns of America, to the union halls, to the local governments and even state governments, to the small businesses and farms and even American Indian reservations to get the word straight from the American people: What are today’s top concerns?