MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010
Mon., Dec. 6, 2010, 9:07 a.m.
Stateline.org reports that authorities in Maricopa County, Ariz., have raided some 40 workplaces in the past two years, looking for undocumented workers. Although Arizona reputedly has the nation's strictest laws against hiring illegal immigrants, fabled Sheriff Joe Arpaio's forces have arrested and charged scores of...
MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010, 11:30 a.m.
Hey, if "Dancing with the Stars" can be political, why not Thanksgiving!“Across the political spectrum, there’s a tendency to grab a hold of some historical incident and yoke it to a current agenda,” he said. “It doesn’t always mean there’s no connection, but often things...
TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010
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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010
Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 5:32 p.m.
To recap, here are the S-R endorsements. We didn't choose in every race. Uncontested races are not listed. To read the full editorials, click here. City of Spokane Proposition 1 (Children’s Initiative): No Spokane County District Court Judge, Position 6: Debra Hayes County Commissioner, District...
TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010
Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, 5:15 p.m.
Factcheck.org has compiled a long list. Since Washington is a battleground state (U.S. Senate race), we've gotten to witness most of them.What do you consider to be the biggest whopper in a local, state or national race?
MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010
TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m.
A wire story from today's S-R reports on a Pew Research Center study of polling. It seems that some polls rely on contacting people with land-line telephones and therefore may be missing a disproportionately Democratic part of the population who don't have land lines, using...
MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010
Mon., Oct. 18, 2010, 10:01 a.m.
It's always about this time that I start to have second thoughts about the First Amendment. The campaign ads are flooding the waves, and it would appear that each race pits the Devil against Beelzebub. What's your choice for worst ad in a local race?
TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 10:12 a.m.
You've been elected to Congress. Congrats. Which problem to address first? 1. The economy, with stimulus measures such as tax cuts and/or spending increases or something else?2. Or the deficit, with austerity measures?Wouldn't addressing No. 1 impede progress on No. 2 ... and vice-versa?Discuss.
MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010
TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010
Tue., Oct. 5, 2010, 10:04 a.m.
Global warming has become politicized, but did you know there's an alternative to the American Medical Association? The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul belongs to a professional organization - billed as a conservative alternative to the American Medical Association –...
MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2010
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