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Ward: An Election Is A War

If you have read my columns in the past you know that I make a lot of allusions to warfare when talking about electoral politics.  Before any liberals lose their heads about me equating politics with violence, understand that I see campaigns and elections as war without violence. We have replaced the violent struggle for power that has dominated most of man's history with a way to decide who will rule without bloodshed and turmoil. Representative democracy is the greatest triumph over the barbarity of rule by sheer force. That being said, political campaigns still retain the structure and terminology of warfare.  The candidate with the biggest and smartest “army” wins/Jeff Ward, Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. More here (scroll down).

Question: Do you agree with Jeff Ward of the Reagan Republicans that electoral politics are war without guns?

How About Election Hangovers?

Several beers await microbrew aficionados at Palouse Falls Brewing Co.

More than half a million people are hungover at work on any given day and the figures is set to soar during the World Cup, experts say.

Nearly one in 10 Britons head to the office suffering from the after effects of too much alcohol at least twice a week, a poll of 1,000 people by charity Drinkaware suggests.

This works out as 520,000 fragile-feeling people heading in to work each day. Daily Mail Reporter

Boy those Brits like their booze, but I’ve heard from more than one friend today that they have “election hangovers” from staying up late to follow the results of yesterday’s voting. On behalf of those poor souls, I ask: What’s the best remedy for a hangover— election-induced or otherwise?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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