Tag Archives: Politics

Follow tonight’s presidential debate live on Troy Public Radio

September 26, 2016
By Matt Clower

Troy Public Radio will be providing live coverage and analysis for tonight’s historic first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The debate is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated campaign events in history, with more than 100 million expected to watch, according to NPR.

Troy Public Radio and NPR will be…

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‘Unrigging’ our elections

September 21, 2016
By Steve Stewart

“Elections are rigged,” one of my students said — echoing a word used by Donald Trump, whom she probably would not vote for.

My instinct was to disagree, but on reflection I came to the conclusion that “rigged” is too strong a word, but she has a point.

In several ways, our system makes some…

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The quotable Donald Trump: ‘good copy’ for journalists

July 25, 2016
By Steve Stewart

Presidential candidate Donald Trump reminds me of a county commissioner whom I couldn’t resist quoting.

Jerry Steele was a member of the Monroe County Commission when I was editor of the Monroeville newspaper. Commission meetings were usually short and dull (possibly because the decisions had already been made behind closed doors), but Commissioner Steele would…

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