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Readers in the Inland Northwest can submit letters to The Spokesman-Review. Letters should be no longer than 200 words and must include the writer's home street address and a daytime telephone number.

July 17
  • Support for Pakootas

    Page A11 Albert Einstein is said to have defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Registered voters will soon have the opportunity to repeat … 78

  • Austerity in Kansas

    Page A11 In 2004, Thomas Frank wrote “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” a book that explored the rise of populist anti-elite conservatism in his home state. Now, we know the answer. 54

July 16
  • Out of control

    Page A13 The Democrats’ viewpoint is our way or no way (no negotiations). As far as I am concerned, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is doing a good job representing taxpaying people. … 54

  • War on women?

    Page A13 It has been suggested of late, by various media outlets, that there is a war on women. It is reasonable to infer that this is due to recent litigation and … 48

  • Pet owner to blame

    Page A13 I take exception to the vilification of the Coeur d’Alene police officer shooting the lab while doing his job. Any dog breed can become vicious through neglect and maltreatment. Yes, … 33

July 15
  • Let Ex-Im Bank expire

    Page A11 The Export-Import Bank charter is up for renewal. The renewal process demands we take the time and effort to go back to first principles, and evaluate its costs, benefits and … 12

  • Support Dansel

    Page A11 The voters of Legislative District 7, for the second year in a row, will select a state senator in November. Just last November, Brian Dansel was elected by district voters … 20

  • Headline misleading

    Page A11 From reading the headline “Israel strikes back at Gaza after rocket attacks (July 9),” one would believe that Israel was the victim of an unprovoked attack. In fact, the Israeli … 32

July 14
  • Overkill in Israel

    Page A7 I am writing this letter because I want people to know what I learned and saw firsthand in the “Holy Land.” I visited Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, the West Bank … 105

  • A different world

    Page A7 John Axtell (July 10) must live in a different country than I do. I have never heard of what he calls the New World Order. I’m wondering what that could … 91

July 13
  • Focus on Central America

    Page B9 I am troubled by the lack of enforcement of our southern borders and in particular of the stream of children coming from the violent Central American countries through Mexico. 23

  • Need liberals to step up

    Page B9 It is a point of pride that conservatives like me turned on their president (Richard Nixon) when it became clear that he had violated his oath of office during the … 125

  • Say no to naysayer

    Page B9 In a fundraising letter, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers criticized the Affordable Care Act. No surprise. She led in 54 repeal votes, as well as advancing the 18-day government shutdown. Wasted … 45

  • Accountability needed

    Page B9 Regardless of the political party you support, our politicians are hurting our country. 15

  • Hating the Fourth

    Page B9 Why I hate July Fourth: It’s legal in my town. 16

  • Change road funding

    Page B9 Is anyone surprised that the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money? As the CAFE (corporate average fuel efficiency) has increased, the money from gas taxes (both state and … 8

  • Forgetting U.S. history

    Page B9 When my grandmother Elizabeth Cooney arrived from Ireland 100 years ago, she was greeted in New York harbor by a statuesque lady proclaiming, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your … 41

  • Embarrassing protesters

    Page B9 The recent news video clips of the near-rabid anti-immigration protesters in the South can’t help but remind me of the same fervor demonstrated by segregationists during the late 1950s and … 33

  • Thanks for Israel letter

    Page B9 Thank you to Myrta Ladich (July 1), for explaining and taking a stand against Israel’s attacks on both Muslim and Christian residents of Palestinian areas. 2

  • The new Old West

    Page B9 There are a number of candidates for sheriff of Stevens County who promote and believe that the county sheriff is the highest legitimate law enforcement official in the land and, … 4

  • Thanks from California

    Page B9 On June 29, our three-generation family of seven was traveling toward Spokane on the last days of a vacation that covered Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Oregon … 3

July 12
  • Dog was protecting car

    Page A11 I noticed you explained that Arfee was a lab, not a vicious pit bull (“Dog shot by officer was a Labrador” – July 11). Granted, labs don’t make as good … 12

  • Other contraceptives offered

    Page A11 Instead of getting riled up by all the propaganda being spouted by the media surrounding the Hobby Lobby decision, look at the facts. Of the 20 required contraception drugs, Hobby … 169

  • Take care of our own

    Page A11 Border problems are beyond description. America needs to take care of its people, especially veterans first. The government can tend to, medicate and heal all those entering against the law, … 31

  • Chemical weapons in Iraq

    Page A11 “Chemical weapons plant falls” was the headline on page 4 of the July 9 Spokesman-Review. The article goes on to say the Islamic state extremist group has taken control of … 14

  • Mandate responsibility

    Page A11 I grieve for this country because of those who are unhappy with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. All Americans should embrace liberty – the agency … 116

  • Bloodshed and peace?

    Page A11 The responses of the leadership of the Palestinians and the Israelis to the recent tragic murders of Israeli and Palestinian teenagers reveal the real goals of their people. In response … 16

July 11
  • Train derailment a worry

    Page A11 The recent derailment of the rail cars carrying Boeing plane fuselages should be a wake-up call to all. These could have been crude oil tank cars polluting the river and … 35

  • A solution for VA care

    Page A11 Require all VA employees to receive their medical care, as though they were veterans, at a VA facility. 43

  • Vote for independence

    Page A11 The recent Fourth of July celebrations were the perfect opportunity to reflect on our great country and the leaders of the Continental Congress that declared independence from a government that … 165