"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

A vote

Someone really ought to be keeping track of these things. But we’ll note here an addition to the long list of cases where a single vote really did matter.

It’s located (for now) on the cover page of the Wallowa County Chieftain:

“Wallowa school levy defeated by only one vote: ‘Obviously we’re disappointed, but it was very close,’ said Wallowa school district superintendent Marc Thielman about the fate of the levy that the district put on last Tuesday’s ballot.”

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