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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016

CHS won't be missed

I worked at Deaconess Hospital for 38 years and lost my employment along with many other long-term employees under CHS. When CHS took over Deaconess and Valley hospitals, almost overnight the medical community was turned against one another.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016

Dark money behind election

It has been a laborious 18 months since the election started to take shape. How did it get so nasty and who put all the money in to make sure it was successful?

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016

Declining to write

The Review has an article in the paper asking if anyone wants to be Doug Clark for a day and write an opinion column in the paper.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016

Trump’s trade talk raises concerns

About one-third of Washington state jobs depend on trade, so it’s nerve-racking to watch the Trump administration flout diplomatic tradition with China, trash trade deals and promote steep tariffs.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016



TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

Greens welcome progressives

After all the vilification of the Green Party for daring to run Jill Stein for president, who turns out to have played the spoiler role and given us Der Trump? The Clintonite establishment of the Democratic Party cheated its party of a likely victory by a popular and winning candidate, Bernie Sanders.

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

'Fake news' not new

I can't stop laughing. The Spokesman is sounding the alarm about "fake news." Apparently media propagandists are upset that certain outlets are making stuff up out of whole cloth instead of doing like they've been doing my entire lifetime - gerrymandering news to suit an ideology. Yes, "fake news" is a problem, but it certainly isn't new.

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

Samuelson misses cues

As usual, Robert Samuelson doesn't see what is right in front of him, as do most economists. He correctly points out that since the mid-70s, annual productivity gains have declined. He blames entitlements and the complicated "forces that move productivity." He does not take into account two more important actions that occurred in that decade that had a huge impact on economic growth.

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