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Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: April 18, 2019

Okeydokes Congratulations to Tiger Woods!...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    April 18, 2019 

The Trump Whack-a-Mole

President Donald Trump obviously loves playing whack-a-mole. You know, like the amusement-park game where once a thingy is knocked back into a hole, another one pops up somewhere nearby. Trump is a political whack-a-mole wizard. Just as his carnival...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 18, 2019 

The McCarthyite Crusade Against Chick-fil-A

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is wanted on suspicion of aiding and abetting Christian organizations. The home of the "original chicken sandwich" was banned from its second airport in two weeks for the offense of contributing to Christian groups...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    April 18, 2019 

Retrieving Ocean Trash Is Only First Step

People across our planet are increasingly aware of the growing amounts of trash floating in our oceans. While we are finding new ways to collect it, the more vexing problem is what to do with it. The garbage is accumulating in “gyres” which are l...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: April 11, 2019

Pet Peeves The bridge by the sewer plant is horrible. Fix it....

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Offense to Defense

Donald Trump's enemies are in agony after Bob Mueller's probe did not uncover sufficient evidence that candidate Trump and his people had colluded with the Russians. Meanwhile, he and his supporters are in a vengeful bliss. But not so fast: There is...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Pelosi is Driving the Border Crisis

When historians look back to this era, they will wonder why we insisted on outsourcing our border control to a foreign country. President Donald Trump's threat to close down the southern border with Mexico isn't a sign of strength, but of...

 

Lawmakers Need to Re-examine Budget Before Adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty new state spending plan. The budget may not be sustainable even with a substantial increase in taxes. It may force legislators to return to the State Capitol to cut...

 
 By Kara Davidson    Opinion    April 4, 2019

My Two Cents: Taking the opportunities in life

I just wanted to say a little something about opportunities. They are out there; try not to miss them. Second, they are all over the place; don’t overlook them. My biggest regrets in life can be...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Another Weekend Busted

One lesson the Washington reporter learns very quickly is that he or she should never EVER have unbreakable plans for the weekend. It's a major strain on the relationships that newspersons have with significant others who can accept only so many...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 4, 2019

On Russia, Trump Acted Innocent

The release of Robert Mueller's finding that Donald Trump didn't collude with Russia should settle a question his critics -- and, quietly, some of his allies -- have asked repeatedly over the past two years: Why was he acting so guilty? It turns out...

 

Inconvenient Truth About Batteries

Each year Americans throw away more than three billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse as the world shifts to electric vehicles. Everyday-green.com reports more than 86,000 tons...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: March 28, 2019

Pet Peeves The cost of vehicle registration for seniors and the handicapped. Give us a break....

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    March 28, 2019

The Final Four

The Democrats could use some sex education. Right now, their candidates are multiplying like crazy, all clamoring for that top berth on the party's presidential ticket. They're clearly in need of some berth control. Absent any family planning, howeve...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 28, 2019

The SPLC Designates Itself

The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated itself an organization hostile to women and people of color. It fired its co-founder Morris Dees for unexplained reasons and removed his bio from its website at the same time it pledged to train its...

 

Darker Side of Renewables

Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels (gasoline and diesel) and coal to combat climate change, we ignore the effects of...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Walks like a tax, sounds like a tax

I was tired of shoveling snow the other day and needed some comic relief, so I decided to read the most recent newsletters sent out by my state representative. Finding out what is happening at our state capitol is challenging. I usually start with...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: March 21, 2019

Pet Peeves Be kind about where people park. Not all disabilities are visible. Okeydokes The nice man who washed my car for me at Jim’s Service Center on Friday....

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    March 21, 2019

The Political Kennel

Donald Trump definitely is not introspective. If he thought about it, he'd probably decide that such self-reflection is navel-gazing and a total waste of time. But, of course, since he's not introspective, he's never thought about it. Whatever...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Yes, there's a crisis at the border

We interrupt the talk of the president "manufacturing" a crisis at the border with this hair-raising report about the crisis at the border. Alarming new numbers about border apprehensions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection should puncture the la...

 

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