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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

Assistant Voices Editor

Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

They do matter: Just facts, ma'am

posted: 05/18/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

It's hard not to get depressed about the state of politics in the U.S., especially considering that the presumptive nominees in the major parties are widely disliked and mistrusted. So you'd think that fact-checking of those candidates would be welcomed, wouldn't you?

No pols needed

posted: 05/11/2016 3 a.m. Comment 1

Lately, several letters (both on this page and elsewhere) have pretty much echoed my thoughts on the current campaign. The ideas of starting the presidential race all over again with new candidates, or of forming the None of the Above Party, give me a faint glimmer of hope.

(Not) what he said

posted: 05/04/2016 3:04 a.m. Comments 2

The attorney general of Malaysia has a remedy for media outlets dealing with politicians who claim they were misquoted: Sue them.

Paranoid politics

posted: 04/27/2016 3:03 a.m. Comments 5

Paranoia in a cat--hilarious. Paranoia in politics--sometimes hilarious, but often dangerous.

Agree to disagree

posted: 04/20/2016 3 a.m. Comments 10

Gosh, I so love reading Internet comments. It's like a stroll on a warm spring day ... in a fetid swamp.

Sarcasm intended

posted: 04/13/2016 3:02 a.m. Comments 2

Time and again, I'm reminded that there should be a sarcasm font readable on all tech devices. It could be the Helvetica or Times New Roman (no, not Comic Sans, please) for the snarkier of us and ensure that our written sarcastic cracks would be understood as such.

Critical mass

posted: 04/06/2016 3 a.m. Comments 11

One thing in this job is always certain: There will always be critics.

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

updated: 03/31/2016 4:28 p.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.

Fools rushing in

posted: 03/30/2016 2:51 a.m. Comments 3

You could be forgiven for thinking April Fool's Day has already been and gone this year, considering all the nuttiness in the (non)presidential race.

Heads-a-poppin'

posted: 03/23/2016 3:08 a.m. Comments 19

I had no intention of getting into another fallacy so soon after the last one (generalizations), but online comments on John Brummett's column from last Tuesday convinced me that a discussion of logical fallacies involving Adolf Hitler is in order. And perhaps a few head smacks, too.

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