Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Balancing Act


Moderation in all things is a pretty good code to live by–even in politics. Or maybe it should be especially in politics. Citizens should constantly be checking themselves and their elected officials, regularly questioning actions and asking, "Is this going too far?"

Some cases are blatantly obvious. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban received authority to rule by decree indefinitely and without any parliamentary oversight to handle the COVID-19 crisis last week. It may be the strong-willed country girl talking here, but that doesn't seem to be a reasonable response. Seems to be taking...

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