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September 20
  • Congress shamefully dodging war debate

    Page B4 This commentary from the Chicago Tribune does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key …

  • Froma Harrop: History offers tips on rebuilding middle class

    Page B4 The tea party mantra, “I want my country back,” resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America …

  • Charles Krauthammer: Beheadings aim to draw U.S. into conflict

    Page B4 What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its …

  • Initiative 594: Voting yes will close background-check loophole for gun buyers

    Page B5 At the YWCA of Spokane, we are proud to be Spokane’s only state-recognized program for domestic violence victims’ services. As recent headlines have demonstrated, education about domestic violence and advocacy …

  • Guns on the ballot

    Page B5 Initiative 591 is a simple, one-page measure that protects the integrity of background checks by requiring that such checks conducted in Washington comply with a uniform national standard. It protects …

  • Musical was too tame

    Page B5 I saw “The Book of Mormon.” Having been exposed to popular culture by having children, I’m somewhat familiar with the excellent and biting social satire that is “South Park.” Its …

  • Issues raise temperature

    Page B5 Nothing raises my temperature on a cold morning like the Sept. 12 edition of The Spokesman-Review.

  • Don’t take over lands

    Page B5 As a citizen of Idaho and someone who has lived in various parts of the United States, I highly value the public lands of our nation. As Idaho’s Federal Lands …

  • Keep Fitzgerald as clerk

    Page B5 I wish to encourage voters to cast their vote for Timothy Fitzgerald for Spokane County clerk.

  • Federal lands an asset

    Page B5 You and I own land in all 50 states. We enjoy myriad benefits of these: timber, minerals, oil, gas, roads, rivers and relatively inexpensive places for family fun.

September 19
  • Climate change debate heats up

    Page A13 The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process. “You have been negotiating …

  • Editorial: Export-Import Bank, commerce need solid future

    Page A13 Republicans have played the uncertainty card in debates about health care reform, cap-and-trade legislation, tax policy and many other issues. Uncertainty, they say, is the bane of businesses, so we … 3

  • Not fair to AMR

    Page A13 I work for American Medical Response, Spokane’s highly qualified and experienced ambulance service provider for more than 50 years. Fire union representatives have not hidden their desire to increase membership …

  • Living in fantasy

    Page A13 Wouldn’t it be amazing if the media devoted as much air time to the President Obama/Hillary Clinton Benghazi cover-up, and Eric Holder’s refusal to investigate the Fast and Furious debacle …

  • Stop weather propaganda

    Page A13 The front page apocalyptic headline and colorful graphs in the Aug. 31 Spokesman-Review follows a consistent pattern where the fraud-riddled environment message is overly trumpeted. Do the propagators of this …

  • Expand draft sign-ups

    Page A13 As we look at threats currently facing our country, and the resources needed to meet them, it is time to take a look again at the draft. Today, the draft …

September 18
  • Editorial: Regardless of who runs medical school, goal is more physicians

    Page A9 In medicine, the goal is coordinated care. In politics, supplying doctors in the places they’re most needed begins with tying shoelaces together. The upshot of this clumsiness produces battles like … 5

  • Dana Milbank: Ground war suddenly popular with GOP

    Page A9 WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was testifying Tuesday about the need for military action in Syria and Iraq when Ann Wright, an anti-war demonstrator in the audience, rose and …

  • Bid process disappointing

    Page A9 As an employee of American Medical Response in Spokane, I am concerned about the turn of events in the EMS bid process we participated in. AMR’s bid was submitted with …

  • Elephant caption shameful

    Page A9 Shame on you, Spokesman-Review, for your Sept. 11 front page “Showered with Attention” caption, and your blurb perpetuating the myth that circus elephants are pampered. Nothing could be further from …

  • We created ISIS

    Page A9 ISIS may well be a monster, but it is our monster, created in conjunction with Israel and Saudi Arabia to battle Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad in the same way we …

  • We deserve Pakootas

    Page A9 All you folks out there who haven’t voted, please take notice. You have a chance to make things better for yourselves, your kids, your parents. You have a new guy …

September 17
September 16
  • Outside View: State Supreme Court justices preparing to ‘jump the shark’

    Page A11 This commentary from the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. Will the state Supreme Court “jump the shark”?

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Great Recession hurt national psyche

    Page A11 America’s economy is improving, but the public mood is a lagging indicator. A Pew poll in late August found that Americans recognize that the job market has strengthened. Although 58 …

  • Don’t change Constitution

    Page A11 Constitution Day, Sept. 17, celebrates the signing of the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The Constitution has served our nation well as we have enjoyed the …

  • Pakootas a responsible leader

    Page A11 At a recent “Conversation with Cathy,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers expressed concern about President Obama’s intention to use executive action to move immigration reform forward. Republicans in the House refuse …