A Matter Of Opinion archive for Aug. 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

Campaign spending update at a click

The Washington state Public Disclosure Commission has a cool new online gadget for those who are interested in the amount of money being spent on political campaigns this election year. It's a quick way for anyone, even the unitiated, to find out quickly how much...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

Prosecutor's race 18 

I've always found it strange that some of the county races like this and others (assessor, sheriff) are partisan but that city of Spokane races are not (council, mayor). When I've mentioned this in endorsement interviews, the candidates all say it is strange that the...

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MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 2010

Didier withholds Rossi endorsement 

Clint Didier, who was a pass receiver in the NFL, might be down and out, but he's willing to try a Hail Mary. He says he will endorse Ross if:1) Rossi signs a no-new-taxes pledge; 2) promises a strong position against federal spending; and 3)...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Religion and the mosque 46 

Interesting poll question from the Economist. Second one down.Whether or not you think the Islamic cultural centre and mosque should be built near the World Trade Center site, do you think that Muslims have a constitutional right to build a mosque there?OverallYes, 50.2%By partyDem, 57.5;...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

Anti-incumbent fever! 

Not so much in Washington state.Not so much nationwide.Sabato is still predicting that the GOP in the fall will pick up seven of the 59 Senate seats held by Democrats — not enough to take over control of that chamber. And he thinks Republicans will...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Save a stamp

Still more than three hours before polls close. As always, I'll be dropping my ballot off in person, slipping it into the box in front of a live person. I love tradition. Does anyone else?Meanwhile, what else is on your mind?

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

Election Roundup 11 

Here are the endorsement editorials for the primary, which ends Tuesday.Here is a summary of same.Did you vote? Which race interests you the most and why?

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

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