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William C. (Bill) Mason Jr.

William C. (Bill) Mason Jr., 85, of Hillsboro, passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2024 at his home. 


Yawn: Another Presidents Day, another liberal ranking of U.S. presidents

The tipoff was that Republicans rank Reagan the fifth-greatest president, but the Gipper only came up 16th in the survey. It was a math question one didn’t need a Ph.D. to solve — a 9th grader could do it: The survey had 154 respondents — so what percentage had to be Democrats or independents to bring a guy from fifth place to 16th? Off the top of my head, I guessed 90%. It was close. Justin Vaughn gave me the numbers: Of the 154, there were only 15 Republicans.