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Trump told forgotten folks they matter

Christine Flowers- Syndicated Columnist

When people are generally passionate about things, they sometimes exceed the bounds of reason.

Donald Trump won the electoral vote in the dark hours of Wednesday morning, and the clocks stopped. This was followed by the Amazon River evaporating into the mists of the Brazilian jungle, Mount Aetna erupting and swallowing half of Sicily, the polar ice caps melting, and every resident of South Philadelphia finding a parking space within less than five minutes.

Trump’s message resonated unheard

Publisher’s Note: Prior to Nov. 8, I was one of millions who gave Donald Trump zero chance of being elected president. It seemed to me he had alienated so many people based on their heritage or their religion that I just didn’t believe he could win.

About two weeks prior to the election, Russell Wilde told me he thought Trump would win, and he cited the Brexit vote in England, which also shocked the experts. Russell believed the same thing would happen with Trump.

It’s morning in America

Susan C. Hanson - Guest Columnist

I awoke this morning feeling a little detached from my body. Then, driving into town for an appointment, I felt even more disoriented every time I heard the newscaster refer to “President Trump.” I expected that to be followed with the mention of a game show scheduled to appear on one of my local networks soon. But no. 

Good for Becerra, not so much for Record


Good for Ruben Becerra and his strong showing in the mayor’s race. His runoff opponent has attained the dubious status of “career politician,”something that may make sense on the national and state scene but not at the city level. City Council members and the mayor represent the citizens of the city and a variety of citizens should serve in these positions, not the same old characters term after term. Staggered terms and a permanent city staff provide adequate continuity. If someone serves too long integrity often suffers.  


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