politics

Readers see racial element in U.S. election

White-grievance or -identity politics, a majority of November/December OverdriveOnline.com poll respondents noted, did play a role among Trump’s voters, while a more vocal minority believed it didn’t.

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Obamacare change ahead, but existing insurance system likely to hold through 2017

Bill Zenk of TrueNorth's TrueChoices private insurance marketplace for owner-operators believes big change is unlikely before 2018, potentially affecting the penalty for tax year 2017. Eventually, he guesses, the individual mandate to carry insurance likely will be on the chopping block.

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‘Please Trump don’t let us down’: Truckers sound hopeful but wary in reaction to election victory

Views on Trump's win were cautiously optimistic when came to potential easing of regulatory burden and the economy, more wary on road privatization and tolls. Conciliatory notes stressed the country's direction "isn't just up to Trump. We all have a hand in it."

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Wake me when it’s over

"Three things you can't talk about with people, because they lose their minds: politics, religion and super singles. I'm not sure why, but those things seem to incite the screaming four-year-old in all of us."

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Iran nuclear deal should be DOA, readers say

Eight in 10 readers opposed President Obama’s deal intended to slow Iran’s capability of building a nuclear bomb. The deal reached an approval threshold today in the U.S. Senate.

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Election 2016 ‘Trumped’ for truckers

Asked which presidential candidate they'd most like to take on a ridealong, truckers named Donald Trump far and away more than any other candidate.

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Ignorance is bliss, and possibly extinction

"There are 3-million-plus CDL holders in the United States, and talking loudly about how exactly they want their government to represent and restrict (or not restrict) them could be deafening if it were focused..."

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Hot button: ‘Two-state solution’ in Israel called into question

When Israeli head of state Benjamin Netanyahu in March appeared to walk back support for an independent Palestine, a majority of Overdrive readers expressed views of a piece.

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Open government or rabbit hole?

Annals of government transparency: Jeb Bush's email response to a Florida trucker in 1999 highlights the difficulties of engagement.

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POLL: What would be the best outcome for Tuesday’s Congressional elections?

What would be best for trucking: A still divided Congress with Republicans in control of the House, Democrats of the Senate? Or do you hope one party takes both? Tell us here.

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