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August 12
  • Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. economy needs entrepreneurs

    Page A11 We may have a “senile economy,” says economist Robert Litan of the Brookings Institution. That’s senile as in old, rigid and undynamic. We are taught otherwise. Americans are reared on …

  • Congress does nothing

    Page A11 In an amazing display of arrogance and hubris, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass the compromise bill funding Veterans Administration services just prior to voting to bring …

  • Create lifelong readers

    Page A11 I am writing about the July 30 article, “Common Core textbooks arrive.” Sadly, Spokane school district elementary classrooms have gone from a rich literature-based instructional program with real books and …

  • Cougars maligned

    Page A11 I found the July 31 article regarding the attack on a horse, possibly by a cougar in the Deer Lake area, negative with the intent to create fear and hate …

  • Demilitarize agencies

    Page A11 Regarding: HR 4934, to demilitarize regulatory agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration.

August 11
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘War on whites’ talk doesn’t help

    Page A7 At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine? On the off chance it is, let us spend a few moments …

  • Happy about elections

    Page A7 I was pleased to see the outcomes of the Aug. 5 election. After actively voting and considering myself somewhat informed about the issues and candidates in elections gone by, my …

  • Let someone else try

    Page A7 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is out of touch with most Americans. All of her political ads on TV, and there are many of them, say that we “must protect our …

  • Take another look

    Page A7 Regarding “Look to Technology” (Aug. 4): Seriously? Look to technology to remind parents that they have a child?

August 10
  • Feeding addictions

    We tell our young people that alcohol and marijuana are bad for them, and then we voted to make alcohol more available than it had been previously. Then 56 percent …

  • City wasting money

    Interesting that our elected city leaders bemoan the general lack of funding for necessary services, then implement a fix by installing parking meters where high school students park (now that’s …

  • Catherine Rampell: Check your grasp of our social safety net

    Page B8 “Some of my friends are destitute. Some of them are beggars / But, for me, there’s a subsidy if I spend my whole life preggers.” That was one of the …

  • Editorial: Riverfront Park upgrade vital, and won’t raise taxes

    Page B8 Riverfront Park needs a major face-lift. The time is now. The project will not raise taxes. 6

  • Smart Bombs: Great Lakes crisis is eerie

    Page B8 Remember the dish-washing nightmare, when phosphate-infused detergents were banned by the Nanny State? Darn that nanny, making us scrub a little harder before placing plates in the dishwasher. Maybe you’re …

  • Jamie Tobias Neely: There’s plenty to learn in real dog days

    Page B9 Not since 1906 have the dog days of a Spokane summer been more aptly named. And for the first summer since I was 8 years old, I’m facing the heat … 3

  • Spokane opinions needed

    Page B9 Hey, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene sportsmen:

  • Equal rights in Gaza

    Page B9 Stephen Berde (July 19) says, “If Hamas fighters lay down their arms, there would be peace. If Israelis were to lay down their arms, there would be death, instantly, for …

  • Plan B not abortion

    Page B9 In Mindy Wright’s July 27 letter to the editor about the Hobby Lobby lawsuit, she unfortunately perpetuates a common misunderstanding about the morning-after pill. She describes it as a pill …

  • Limits of compassion

    Page B9 Humanitarianism is a wonderful endeavor and has the potential to save the world. But can Americans afford to create a welfare state for the world?

  • Learn the history

    Page B9 Sharon Burrell’s July 26 letter needs elaboration. Joan Peters’ book, “From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine,” meticulously documents Palestine’s history.

  • She’s not for women

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, our current 5th District congresswoman, recently unveiled the Republicans’ bold new plan, “The War for Women.” Rodgers, the same woman who is adamantly opposed to the …

  • McMorris Rodgers an enabler

    Page B9 We often say that alcoholics are aided by a family member who doesn’t drink but does little to break the lifestyle. They go along. They are called enablers.

  • Will miss Sunshine

    Page B9 I have been a big fan of “Sunshine” Shelly Monahan for years. In fact, I changed watching the morning news just to hear that voice and see that sweet face …

  • Unconventional solution

    Page B9 If we can’t move the Spokane Transit Authority plaza to the train station, then why not place it on the ground floor of the new Grand Hotel? It really makes …

August 9