Opinion

Amendments have changed constitutional values

“Do you know why we have the electoral college to vote for the president?”

For the 20th time | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March 23, 2018.

Why Republicans voted against a property tax cut

“Incumbents in both parties will be getting their stories together on what turned out to be two of the session’s bigger surprises”

  • Mar 23, 2018
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Trump’s luck may be running out

“Nowhere in the world has seen improvement as a result of Trump’s actions.”

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Lawmakers find common ground on prosecuting police officers

“But given how far the parties have traveled, they don’t seem likely to turn back anytime soon.”

  • Mar 20, 2018

Have fun at SF, Sherman | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March 16, 2018.

Events and celebrations galore in Renton | GUEST COMMENTARY

“Did you know that living in Renton has a gaggle of perks provided by the city?”

  • Mar 15, 2018

Don’t hide the dirt | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March 09, 2018.

Will these bills decide how you vote? | COMMENTARY

Here are a few other things lawmakers have done or may do before the session ends March 8.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Weighing individual rights vs. the common good | COMMENTARY

“Good government only comes with diligent and vigilant voters who can read between the lines”

Nation needs stricter gun laws, not more guns | Letter to the Editor

Recently, President Donald Trump wanted to put a law into effect that would give teachers the right to have guns in the school. I don’t… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

The ban isn’t enough | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March 02, 2018.

Property tax relief | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 23, 2018.

Maybe it’s time Congress took back its power | COMMENTARY

“Perhaps making America great again could result in a vital and necessary return to our constitutional roots?”

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Poking dead things with sticks | COMMENTARY

Dead thing: 1 — Ray: 0

Photo by Ken Mayer on Flickr

Democrats checking off to-do list | COMMENTARY

Filling the cabinet, keep carbon tax alive, guns and butter, silent answer, new majority coalitions…

  • Feb 21, 2018

Hitting the bullseye | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 16, 2018.

America is denying three hard truths | COMMENTARY

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”

The president’s three personas

“And will the real Donald Trump please stand up!”

Attitudes change on farming non-native salmon

‘“It’s amazing. In 28 years, I’ve never worked on an issue with as broad public response as getting rid of these pens,” he said.’

  • Feb 13, 2018