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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Bill Pascrell Jr.: Why Congress is so dumb

In a year of congressional lowlights, the hearings we held with Silicon Valley leaders last fall may have been the lowest. One of my House colleagues asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the workings of an iPhone – a product of rival Apple. Another asked Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, “If you’re not listening to us on the phone, who is?” One senator was flabbergasted to learn that Facebook makes money from advertising. Over hours of testimony, my fellow members of Congress struggled to grapple with technologies used daily by most Americans and with the functions of the internet itself.
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Should Donald Trump be impeached?

Should Donald Trump be impeached? That he will be seems likely as Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, the chamber where impeachment proceedings begin. That he deserves to be is similarly self-evident.
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Amber Petrovich: Hire today, gone tomorrow

You’ve probably seen me around your office. I’m the contract (or freelance, contingent, temp, outsourced) worker your company hired on a short-term basis to get that project done or cover the busy period.