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Why the rush to run for office so soon? Money

 

By Sarah Anderson

        Amy Klobuchar could’ve waited for the temperature to rise above 15 degrees before launching her 2020 presidential bid. Instead, she chose to risk frostbite and make her pitch in the middle of a snowstorm — all for an election more than 600 days away.

        The Minnesota senator is just one of around a dozen Democrats who’ve already thrown their hats into the presidential ring or hinted they intend to soon.

Remembering the day the music died

        The snow was heavy on that night 60 years ago. The only alternative to riding all night long in a dirty, unheated bus to the next concert gig was a tiny airplane. Shortly after takeoff, however, the plane carrying Buddy Holly, along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, disappeared into a snowy cloud.

        Holly’s torn, mangled body was found a few hours later in a frozen Iowa cornfield a little past midnight on Feb. 3, 1959.

        I was a 12-year-old kid at the time.

Recognizing momentum in Ohio's schools

        Merriam-Webster defines momentum as “strength or force gained by motion.”

        In sports, the concept of momentum often is used to describe teams or athletes that create an energy that turns the game in their favor through a series of outstanding efforts and events.

        As a sports fan, I can recognize that concept in action. There is a feeling of extreme positivity, gains are being made, and everyone — the team, the coaches, the fans — recognizes things are going in the right direction. It feels contagious — and the idea is that you can build on it.

 

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