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 By Jana Mathia    Opinion    July 19, 2018 

Making the blue line bolder

A current trend sweeping social media is the police lip sync challenge. Law offices across the country are posting videos of anywhere from one person to the entire department―staff and support personnel included―mouthing along to songs from...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 19, 2018 

Don't Cry for Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is, her supporters like to gloat, the leader of the free world. Just don't ask her to spend as if she is. Donald Trump has made the German chancellor one of his favorite rhetorical targets, especially over Germany's anemic defense expen...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 19, 2018 

Acronym Creation Tactics

For those who thought "acronym" was a city in Ohio, it is not. According to my handy dandy online dictionary, an acronym is "a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    July 19, 2018 

The Lazy Days of Summer

We had a cold, wet spring. I don’t know whether to blame global warming or Donald Trump, but it sure was hard on my garden. I didn’t think my corn was ever going to come up. I am glad warm weather has finally arrived. I became aware of the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Opinion    July 12, 2018

A question of the mainstream

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night should mark a reckoning for the Democratic Party. With now three consecutive respected choices in the most major of personnel decisions, President Trump has solidified a claim to...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Doublespeak Double-Cross

Don't you just love doublespeak, which "deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts or reverses the meaning of words," according to the dictionary? It's the distorted language of grievance that allows society's oppressors to wallow absurdly in their...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Roe Is A Travesty

The prospect of overturning Roe v. Wade will be at the foreground of the battle over Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement, and it should be. Roe is judicially wrought social legislation pretending to the status of constitutional law. It is more...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes

Pet Peeves To Whitman County Road Department from citizen on gravel road. Drop the damn blade, please! Okeydokes Local EMS team for your care of our community....

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Get it Right

I read a recent syndicated column blaming Trump for the shooting in the newsroom in Annapolis. Whoa! That is a stretch. The President has certainly been critical of the national press, but his opinion surely didn’t incite the gunman. Everything I...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Canine hip dysplasia and other complex matters

It seems the natural tendency and desire of the populace to find quick, simple answers and fixes to problems. Things are just so much easier when the answer is cut and dry and to the point. However, sometimes we can over-simplify things and forget th...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 5, 2018

America's Political Amnesia

Here's a pop quiz: What is the name of North Korea's capital city? If you said "Pyongyang," you probably have an above-average recall. I didn't want to make it too easy. The name Kim Jong Un still should ring a bell, but if the details of his...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 5, 2018

What Trump Gets

In the 1950s, the great neo-conservative intellectual Irving Kristol acknowledged Joe McCarthy's stark failings, but famously refused to take the side of his critics. "For there is one thing," he wrote, "that the American people know about Senator...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes

Okeydokes Val Gregory for organizing Ice Cream Social Encouraging signs to the public on Fairview Street...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Jetsons Cartoon Robots Now Reality

The Jetsons television series about a space-age family featuring “Rosey the Robot” gave us a preview of life with robots, kiosks and interactive television. In 1962, it was a fictitious cartoon; however, in 2018, many of the Jetsons...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    July 5, 2018

When in Doubt, Sue Someone

Our Governor and Attorney General are at it again. They decided to sue the President over his policy to separate the children of illegal immigrants when the parents are detained. The paperwork was prepared and ready to submit when the President...

 
Allen (Lenny) Lyden

Allen (Lenny) Lyden

Allen George Lyden passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Sacred Heart Providence Medical Center in Spokane. Lenny was born on December 19, 1942, to George and Betty Lyden, in Spokane, Wash. He...

 
 By Jerry Jones    Opinion    June 28, 2018

'Don't it always seem to go'

Two reports last week about the same neighborhood in Pullman call to mind the anchor lyrics from Joni Mitchell's 1970 “Big Yellow Taxi” hit song: Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got `til its gone The Department of Trans...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    June 28, 2018

A NAFTA World Cup?

I'm totally puzzled: How could the United States, Canada and Mexico have successfully convinced FIFA, the international soccer governing body, to award the 2026 World Cup competition to North America, the first time in history that the hosts will be...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Harvard's Bias Against Asian-Americans

The Harvard University admissions process appears to be an ongoing microaggression against Asian-Americans. A group called Students for Fair Admissions is suing the school for alleged racial discrimination and has filed documents in federal court...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes

Pet Peeves Parents who use the library for a daycare service drop-off. Clean the corner of Endicott and Fairgrounds Road. Okeydokes Town festivals where the volunteers work so hard to make everything run smoothly and turn out great. Thanks for all...

 

Role Models Are Among Us

Too often, our sons and daughters tend to look for role models in lofty places and many become disillusioned by the bad behavior of some of them. Worse yet, some try to emulate that comportment. The most admired people tend to be the teachers,...

 

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