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‘How everybody’s feeling about politics right now’
Politics

‘How everybody’s feeling about politics right now’

Teen's 'I Voted' sticker turns heads in county design contest People from California, Michigan, Canada and beyond are calling Ulster County, New York, to see where they can get this sticker. ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An "I Voted" sticker design contest for a New York county's Board of Elections is gaining national attention, and it’s all thanks to the artwork of a 14-year-old boy. For the second year in a row, the Ulster County Board of Elections asked students to submit design ideas for "I Voted" stickers that will be handed out to voters for the general election Nov. 8. Last year, the county’s two elections commissioners selected five finalists for the community to vote on, but this year they "had a hunch" a sixth entry would be a hit. They were right. As of Friday afternoon, 14-year-old ...
Analysis: Massacre in Buffalo, NY, further rattles an insecure nation
Politics

Analysis: Massacre in Buffalo, NY, further rattles an insecure nation

But details emerging about the depraved racial motivations of the Buffalo suspect are the latest sign that the country's poisoned politics are not just unable to prevent such evil and the seemingly endless carnage caused by gun violence. They are actively making the situation worse, creating an atmosphere in which Black Americans were gunned down while doing their Saturday shopping. More than half a century since the greatest gains of the civil rights movement and nearly a decade and a half since the election of the first Black President, a growing roster of killings motivated by racial rage -- not just against Black Americans but against Jews and Hispanics as well -- appears to augur a frightening new passage of history in a nation that is internally estranged.This reality set off a day o...