WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2009
TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009
MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2009
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2009
Factcheck.org weighs in on the "czar" controversy.1. The term is more of a media creation, because their real titles are cumbersome. There's always been special envoys and advisers who aren't confirmed by Congress.2. Glenn Beck's list of 33 czars is laughable. Shocking, I know.3. George...
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2009
Am I the only one who makes a connection between Joe Wilson's "You lie!" and President Obama's appearance on the David Letterman show this week?It makes me think back to LBJ lifting his shirt to show reporters his scar. That wasn't something we'd seen presidents...
TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2009
I fell asleep before Letterman, so I missed the Obama interview. I did like this line by the president:"It's important to realize that I was actually black before the election. That tells you a lot, I think, about where the country is at."Thoughts on this...
MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2009
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2009
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2009
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2009
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wants the county to revisit the decision of where a new jail facility or expansion would take place -- right where the existing jail is or somewhere farther from town where a lower, more horizontal design would be cheaper. One issue that...
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2009
MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2009
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says the way we select judges in this state is all wrong. I can see arguments both ways.1. Yes, by electing them, a lot of money pours into these races from partisan sources.2. Yes, most people have trouble...
Thoughts on this fund tapped by Spokane police over the years? Spokane police spent $5.3 million on cars, travel, gasoline, weapons, training, clothing, electronics and office equipment over two decades, using a private account operated by the department’s Special Investigations Unit – outside of public...
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 2009
Fridays are usually hectic on the opinion pages, mostly because we're producing three days worth of pages rather than just one. Yesterday had the added challenge of responding to a wave of phone and e-mail messages from readers who were distressed that the Sept. 11...
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2009
Signe Wilkinson has an interesting cartoon today. Students who missed out on the "Obama indoctrination" missed out on other forms, such as the Pledge of Allegiance. What other forms of indoctrination did you witness at schools? Which ones are there now? Outside of school, what...
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2009
TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2009
So as things stand -- and feel free to wait for Obama's speech -- what do want to happen with health care this year.A. Forget it. Try again next year.B. Pass something, even if it falls short of the goal of universality.C. Forget it. Cure...
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