The Spokesman-Review


FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016

What's Trump's returns

When asked on ABC about the tax rate he pays, Donald Trump said, "It's none of your business." When asked to release his tax returns for public viewing, he said he couldn't because of an IRS audit, yet Richard Nixon released his in 1973 while being audited.

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Article buries damning facts

It shows media bias when the important parts of an article are buried. The May 18 story, "Clinton discloses finances for 2015," is an article in which we all have an interest, yet the pertinent facts were at the end: "Clinton's speeches to Wall Street interests ... spurred questions about her own lack of transparency"; and, "In all, Clinton made at least 94 appearances before corporate and other special interests," are in the last two paragraphs.

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Pot education needed

The Spokesman-Review reports in the May 24 issue that the adult smoking rate in the nation is falling. That is a good thing. The reduced rate is attributed to "mounting impact of anti-smoking advertising campaigns, cigarette taxes and smoking bans."

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Trump is scary

My greatest fear used to be dying with money in the bank. No more since Donald Trump is about to become the standard bearer for the GOP in this year's race for the presidency.

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CMR must demonstrate worth

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has actively devoted much of her career in Washington, D.C. photo-bombing with retired Speaker of the House John Boehner and current Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Loyal to her party

Finally the truth comes out: Cathy McMorris Rodgers is and will always be a "party" girl. Having used her incessant re-elections to position herself as the highest ranking woman in her party, she quite easily jettisons her pledge to serve the best interests of people in order to remain loyal to her beloved party and now "reluctantly" endorses Donald Trump for president.

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Misunderstanding of socialism

So Spencer Parker ("No socialist alternative," May 14) thinks anything that serves society, i.e. could be labeled "social"-ist is bad. He is in the wrong country then.

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016


Harts Pass Road blockage doesn’t stop vandals

TRAILS – Although work is still underway to clear boulders that have blocked Harts Pass Road northwest of Winthrop since November, vandals got through and vandalized Forest Service structures. Harts ...

Weekend Wild Card — July 2-4

I enjoy these three-day weekends. It gives me a chance to catch up on the honey-do's, as well as relax. Independence Day means hanging out at the parade and then ...



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