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“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
While both sides argue the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter into… Continue reading
Mr. Ron Thiele and ISD school board, I highly encourage all of you to review all the comments shared by very concerned students and parents… Continue reading
When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s… Continue reading
Two strategies with two potential outcomes: the course our nation was decided Tuesday.
Sen. Joe Fain has been and continues to be an active member of our community. During his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to address the… Continue reading
On election day, voters will decide the fate of Initiative 1631, which, in the name of greenhouse gas reduction, imposes a never-ending tax increase on… Continue reading
The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.
“A partisan reputation… is going to cause very serious harm to the status and integrity of the decisions of this court in the eyes of the country.”
An opinion piece from The Courier-Herald
Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington be on par with the pay… Continue reading
Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.
Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.
The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading
Due to the enormous volume of data at our fingertips, we are now living in the age of “post-truth.”