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#!*! My husband was a WWII veteran. I feel it was such a disgrace to him and all veterans that our flags were not flying on Flag Day! Shame on Colfax....

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    June 20, 2019

The Game Show

Let's play "Jeopardy," where the answers are questions. If Alex Trebek were to ask contestants to specify "A glaring contrast between Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump," the correct response would be "What are class and crass?" Of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 20, 2019

CEOS for Abortion

Clarity of thought and expression about moral issues is not a core competency of CEOs. If anyone had any doubt, look no further than the "historic" pro-abortion statement by nearly 200 CEOs that ran in a full-page ad in The New York Times. It is a...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes: June 20, 2019

YYYY David Nails, who voted no to spend more taxpayer-funded money for the Colfax School District. #!*! Where were the flags on Flag Day?...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    June 13, 2019

S&T Fetishist

As he exercises his Putin-given right as president to lay waste to the United States, it turns out that Donald Trump can really draw from only a very few weapons in his quiver as he causes all the traditional allies to quiver. When all else fails,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 13, 2019

The Daily Beast's Shabby Scoop

Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked,...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes: June 13, 2019

Great music for First Thursday!! Too bad the cool weather kept the crowd away. You missed out....

 

Normandy Clicker D-Day Innovation

During World War II, the American GI earned the reputation for being innovative, adaptable and resilient. Nowhere was that more evident than the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. For example, Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, commander of the 101st Airborne...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    June 13, 2019

The Class of 2019 has arrived

Congratulations graduates! It’s been a long time since I stood in your place. I remember being excited to finish a big phase in my life and apprehensive about starting a new one. I am sure you feel much the same. For the past twelve years, you...

 
 By Gordon Forgey    Opinion    June 6, 2019

A lesson from D-Day

The D-Day landings took place in Normandy France, June 6, 1944. That was 75 years ago during World War II. The landings were a great gamble. They were a do or die situation intended to gain a foothold in Europe for the United States and its allies...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Trump's Grand Tour

I avoid making fun of someone's physical appearance. I really do. But I'm totally struggling here, folks. All I can say is that the White House image mavens who allowed Donald Trump to be seen with a 390-pound sumo wrestler in Tokyo really blew it....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 6, 2019

No Apology Needed on Crime Bill

Donald Trump and Bill de Blasio agree: Joe Biden should be ashamed of his support for the 1994 crime bill. The bipartisan legislation that was long a point of pride for Bill Clinton, who signed it into law, is now in such malodor that CNN the other...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: June 6, 2019

Okeydokes Colfax Cemetery was beautiful Memorial Weekend. Job well done. Veterans flags at the Colfax Cemetery - Awesome!! Thanks to Cherry Alice Van Tine & Jim Lemon....

 

The truth?

Relax, and let your truth flow. I'll ask my ornery questions again. And this time, just between you and God, reflect on your knowledge. Have you lost someone you care about, into the world of drugs? Did she fall into drugs in a country where drugs...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Max Fix Critical to Washington

Last January, Boeing was poised for another record year. The company’s order book burst at the seams. Things seem to be going Boeing’s way. In 2019, Boeing planned to step up deliveries of KC46 aerial refueling jets to the U.S. Air Force and the...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: May 30, 2019

Pet Peeves The big, UGLY stumps are still on Main Street. Okeydokes New people signed to run for positions, mayor and council in Colfax. Volunteers who so lovingly take care of Dusty cemetery. The proposed mural designs for around...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Too Late for Censorship

They say that even a broken clock is right twice a day. Like that broken clock, when President Donald Trump complained recently about social media censorship, he was onto something. We should be very concerned when Facebook executives decide to kick...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Has Trump Driven Democrats Sane?

The Joe Biden polling surge has raised the frightful specter of Democratic rationality. What if Donald Trump hasn't driven Democrats insane, sending them into a spiral of self-defeating radicalism, but instead made them shockingly pragmatic? Biden's...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Could Seattle Put on a World's Fair Today?

On April 21, 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened. The “Century 21 Exhibition” ran for six months, drew 11 million visitors, turned a profit and left the Northwest with a wonderful Seattle Center. Well over a half century later, many of the...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Climate Change

It was a pretty normal day at my house for old retirees. I was trying to decide whether to go to bed early or watch another nighttime drama series. Not wanting to rush a big decision, I closed one eye and leaned back in my recliner. Thus, I was only...

 

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