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EndNotes vote archive

TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

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A previous supervisor told me her husband never votes, never has, never will. And because I wanted to remain employed, I said simply, "Oh, that is interesting." And kept my opinion quiet. He doesn't vote because he believes his vote does not count. Try telling...

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U.S. Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley hoists a book of prayers as he celebrates Mass in his titular church of Santa Maria alla Vittoria in Rome, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. In the secretive world of the Vatican, there is no way to know who is in the running, and history has yielded plenty of surprises. Yet several names have come up time repeatedly as strong contenders for the job. O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, is among those considered to have a credible shot at the papacy. (Domenico Stinellis / Associated Press)

Holy smoke...update

Today begins the conclave of Cardinals to elect a new pope. Who do you think will wear the white garment and stand at the window? While the rest of the world tweets, emails, texts and blogs, the men in red sequester themselves without electronics; instead...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney shake hands at the start of the presidential debate at the University of Denver Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (Craig Walker / The Denver Post)


Amazing comments from a twenty-something writer about the upcoming election. Her words and insights offer evidence that wisdom does not require decades of experience – just great skills of observation and reflection. (S-R photo)

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012

Prepare to see Martin Sheen in reruns of "The West Wing" soon on the Bravo channel.
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

They’re back! Sort of 

My all-time favorite television show – The West Wing – is back…sort of. Some cast members have reunited to get us united in our civic duty and profound privilege: voting. The team has created a public service announcement for Bridget Mary McCormack, the Michigan State...

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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.