Opinions

Our Call: Race for county executive is a democratic win already

Editorial  We welcome the news last week that county Assessor Jake Zimmerman is jumping into the Democratic primary race for county executive. So far, Zimmerman is the only candidate officially in the race, but interim County Executive Sam Page kicks off his campaign Nov. 21. Page has the advantage of currently holding the office, but

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Reader: President should be elected through National Popular Vote

Letters to the Editor  To the editor: Thank you to Call columnist Carl Hendrickson for raising the issue of how our nation elects the president. When the candidate who does not receive the most popular votes wins the presidency, it is a conversation that citizens should have. The current state-by-state winner-take-all electoral college system does

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Lindbergh’s ‘1984’ reminds us that freedom needs vigilance

Another View By Mike Tsichlis Lindbergh School Board I had the great privilege of recently attending the Lindbergh High School fall theatrical production of George Orwell’s “1984.” The cast and crew are to be commended for their chilling portrayal of a totalitarian society where words, history, and human identity itself are shaped and even erased

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are not in U.S. Constitution

Letters to the Editor I hesitate to cast aspersions upon conservative intelligence or erudition, however, I must take exception to Jean Flanagan’s Sept. 12 letter: “Letter outlines conservative beliefs, such as life, liberty.” As we learned in grammar school, the reference to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which is based on Lockean philosophy,

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Reader appreciates editorial about Sweeney and how crime can pay

Letters to the Editor To the editor: We totally agree with The Call’s Sept. 5 editorial opinion in the wonderful column you wrote about “Crime Does Pay,” regarding the ridiculous sentence of probation for former St. Louis Economic Partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney. All of these people were in cahoots and went along with Steve Stenger

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