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I am a passionate supporter of both the Building for Excellence School Construction Bond and the Education Programs and Operations Replacement Levy on the Feb.… Continue reading
I support Renton School District’s two measures on the Feb. 12 ballot. The school construction bond helps keep our schools in excellent working order and… Continue reading
Democrats have controlled the governorship since 1985. It’s not healthy to have such lopsided control
Frank Chopp’s reign as speaker of the state House of Representatives will end soon. The Seattle Democrat, the longest serving speaker in state history and… Continue reading
Propaganda techniques find their way into our politics, our advertising and our speech.
I was going to save this column for spring, to mark the one year anniversary when I rescued my rabbit Thomasina at Allan Yorke Park.… Continue reading
Lies by big companies have brought us opioid addiction, obesity and related health troubles.
Last year, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global study of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness found the United States is top rated and within our country, Washington is the… Continue reading
The partial government shutdown started on Friday, Dec. 21 at midnight. The issue is over money to build a border wall between the U.S. and… Continue reading
My daughter Kylie has always struggled with anxiety. However, it got drastically worse when she got to middle school. During her first semester her anxiety… Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The wrong version of this letter was run in the Dec. 21 edition of the Reporter, below is the correct version. As Kim… Continue reading
Many pundits predict American political warfare will worsen in 2019 and grow more ruthless in 2020—our next presidential election year. The swamp that candidate Donald… Continue reading
What would happen if all the undocumented immigrants went away? Both sides of the issue.
Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty… Continue reading
“We (the United States) are both fated to lead and fated to do so erratically and impulsively” (Joseph P. Ellis, “American Dialogue: The Founders and… Continue reading
Today’s super wealthy succeeded in another Gilded Age, negating many laws that protect middle class.
We must be on guard, though, to search for understanding using history with an open mind.
Would you give up your smart phone in exchange for world peace? That’s the question I asked my high school Civics and Government students recently.… Continue reading
While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our population grows they are a greater threat to communities adjacent to wildlands. This… Continue reading
What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading