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  • Character in politicians is vastly overrated

    The writer surveys the increasing number of attack ads as election day nears, and offers some advice

  • In politics, it's not about who you want to drink a beer with

    The so-called "character issue" in politics – often defined as voting for the person you’d most like to have a beer with – is absurd for many reasons...

  • Voters could be energized, or exhausted, by ballot initiatives

    In 10 Western states this November, voters face a total of 82 ballot measures

  • On the ballot: Will Californians vote to build an off-ramp from the oil highway?

    California’s Proposition 87 would tax oil produced in the state to raise money for the development of alternative fuels

  • Duke City dustup

    The nation may be intrigued by the contest between incumbent Republican Rep. Heather Wilson and New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid, but the New Mexicans who will actually vote in the election seem fairly disinterested.

  • Will Montanans reject their bagman?

    Even Montanans critical of Sen. Conrad Burns admit he’s a genius at bringing home the pork – a fact that may make it harder for his Democratic challenger, Jon Tester, in the November election.

  • Fractures on the right

    National pundits say the nation’s political parties are moving toward the extremes, but in the West, Republicans – unhappy with some far-right politicians – seem to be heading back to the middle.

  • The green Republican: back from the dead?

    Worried about falling poll numbers, some Republicans, led by Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, are resisting some of the Bush administration’s more far-reaching attacks on environmental protection

  • Anti-government attack has many fronts

    Across the West, anti-government activists from out of state are funding ballot measures that attack government spending and the judiciary as well as land-use planning

  • Taking Liberties

    The Western states are home to a stealth campaign by libertarians who – under the guise of reforming eminent domain – are out to destroy all land-use planning through "takings" ballot initiatives

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