Still, there are signs that some local officials are growing wary of never-ending police budget increases.
Clearly, cooler heads were not prevailing as the Legislature returned this week. Republican Senate President Jake Chapman set the tone.
Government is a blunt instrument and state and federal officials are using it to whack us from both sides of the COVID-19 vaccine debate.
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When a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, bludgeoning police officers and chasing lawmakers into hiding in an attempt to stop certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory, it seemed real American carnage might jolt our politics back toward sanity.