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Al Cross: Good, evil, McConnell and the Supreme Court

After decades of writing about politics, never have I been so eager – anxious may be a better word – for an election to be over. That thought came when I read an Oct. 20 story in the Somerset Commonwealth Journal about a Republican rally where Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, Jonathan Shell, declared, “This campaign is about good versus evil.” U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers had a similar theme:...

Mike Farrell: How about a rational discussion about Supreme Court appointment, the two-step process

The country now has had an opportunity to mourn the death of Antonin Scalia, who served his country for nearly three decades as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. It is time to have a rational discussion – devoid of hyperbole, hysteria and hypocrisy – about what should happen next. The Constitution is clear: The president of the United States, during a four-year term,...