A Matter Of Opinion archive for March 2010

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010


TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

March 29 thread 19 

Consumer spending up a bit in February for the fifth straight month. Wages haven't budged. Discuss this and other news here. Note themed threads on health care, education and global warming.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

Stimulus/Fed report card 

Most economists in this Wall Street Journal survey said the economy would be worse without stimulus. The Fed gets the most credit.Thirty-eight of the 54 surveyed economists, not all of whom answered every question, said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act boosted growth and mitigated...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010

The March 24 thread 32 

Post your new thoughts here. Note the themed threads below, especially the health care one, which is rivaling the reform bill in length.Oh, and unlike the vice president, keep it clean.

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MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

The March 22 thread 15 

Orange you glad you didn't fly to New York for the Zags game?Loose thoughts assembled here. Note the health care thread, just in case anything of importance happened on that issue.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

Friday's loose thread 72 

Hey, it's Friday again. The stock market is sagging in the early going, but not enough to seriously erode a strong performance this week. Spokane County reports sales tax receipts are turning at least slightly upward. Gov. Gregoire celebrates a report showing job growth in...

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2010 census 26 

The 2010 census is getting under way. Some folks see it as a vital mechanism for getting resources to the places they're needed. Others see it as an intrusion. What about you? Or if you have other topics to address, consider this Wednesday's loose thread...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

Thursday's loose thread 

There's a nice conversation under way under yesterday's post (originally headlined "Show of hands, please") about the 2010 census. So I've renamed it "2010 census" and I'll keep it running near the top of the blog as long as the topic continues to sustain interest...

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Judging judges

I may have raised this issue here before, but I'm always interested in hearing thoughts about it. It came up yesterday when I had a chance to chat informally with a man who is running for a judicial office. Candidates for the bench generally refrain...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010

Time and technology march on 14 

I had a tech meltdown last night. It made me want to blow up every computer or digital device in my path. Fortunately for a dinosaur like me, I'm surrounded in the workplace by young whizzes who can talk me through these challenging moments. Speaking...

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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010

Monday's loose thread: Testing 1, 2, 3... 13 

This is really Monday's loose thread, so post away with whatever is on your mind. Here's what's on mine:Washington's high school students face a new proficiency test this week, one that replaces the controversial WASL. It's interesting to hear Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010


THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010


MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

Blog changes

I received some good tips on making the blog experience better. Some are technical, and I'll have to consult with smarter people. But the one I can do now is to organize debates with themed blog posts. Below you'll see Health Care Reform, Education and...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010


TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

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