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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

Don't get distracted

Distract and redirect is a strategy used by parents to change behavior in children. It's very effective. Someone who is a master of this technique is Donald Trump.The American people are rightfully concerned with Trump's ties to Russia and demand ...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

Questions for Trump

At the risk of having Trump come after me for revenge, I have a couple of questions. What's the deal with the "Russian Connection"? Trump is enamored with President Vladimir Putin and voiced his high admiration for Putin (a cruel and evil murderer), calling him a great leader, while at the same time he denigrated our president.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

Speed kills accuracy

With all the talk about "fake news" lately, I find it ironic the biggest recent fake news story was the one about Cathy McMorris Rodgers, which was perpetrated by the so-called mainstream legitimate media. These front page lies were shrugged off as "rumors," but really are caused by an overzealous media more interested in being first with breaking news than second with well substantiated fact.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

What would aliens think?

I've always wondered that if a space alien came to America, let's say researching a "human interest" story for the Intergalactic News, and he landed during the Christmas season, would he get the wrong idea about what it is we worship?

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MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017

Gun stance costly

Did Hillary Clinton's pathological hatred for the Second Amendment cost her the presidency?In his autobiography, Bill Clinton wrote that the Democrats lost control of Congress in 1994 because of their support for gun control. Clinton also wrote that the NRA ...

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MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017

Trump knows about hiring

Simple reply to the naysayers on Trump's picks: Has any poor person hired people for jobs or built factories? Maybe they might know more than the average bear.Bill Scheres Loon Lake

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Agree about columnists

Thank you, Spokesman-Review, for publishing Kay Johnson's Dec. 17 letter. I agree with Johnson completely on the four columnists mentioned: Leonard Pitts, Robert Samuelson, Kathleen Parker and Charles Krauthammer.Pitts reminds us to be constantly vigilant of racism; Samuelson clarifies economic ...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Avista can't fool me

It's nice to see daily TV commercials on how Avista and its "Human Energy" staff give a helping hand to the needy through Second Harvest. But like wolves in sheep clothing, beware.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Bannach appreciated

Thank you for choosing Chelsea Bannach as our correspondent for the Christmas Bureau. Not only does she do an outstanding job of reporting, but she also fit right in with our "family" of volunteers. We hope she can join us again next year.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Check Trump facts

After reading the Dec. 22 letter, "Trump already doing well," we can't remain silent. Please check facts.Yes, the people have spoken:.Hillary Clinton has almost 3 million more votes. President Obama has ruined this nation and destroyed any hope? Some inconvenient ...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Clinton issues endless blame

It seems as though every time you turn around Hillary Clinton has someone to blame for her not being elected president. The FBI, the press, fake news, Russian hackers and Putin himself. She may next play her "trump card" and blame aliens from a galaxy far, far away. However, that leaves her dishonesty and disingenuous character without bounds of any sort or magnitude.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

False credit for Trump

The author of the "Trump already doing well" letter is wrong. The Carrier deal "saved" 800 jobs while costing the state a minimum of $7 million in handouts and still shipping at least 600 jobs to Mexico. Meanwhile, the Obama administration economic policy added 178,000 jobs in November alone.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Flipping math on charters

In the Dec. 16 S-R editorial, you cite a 2013 study by Stanford University that showed "31 percent of charter schools performed worse then their public school counterparts" followed by your statement "That's a lot of public dollars down the drain."

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Go deeper on addiction

Why is it customary to treat drug addiction with more drugs? The Spokane County Behavioral Health Advisory Board and therapists who treat opioid addicts would be wise to dig deeper into their patients' psyches for a solution.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Investigate Russian hacking

What are we to make of Donald Trump's election? Trump repeatedly stated as a matter of fact that the election process was rigged. I did not believe that, but I now know that Trump was correct. He just forgot to tell us that his Russian buddies rigged it.

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