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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

Open ears to Steves

In the March 13 Spokesman-Review, Barbara LaBrosse criticizes Rick Steves for "getting political" during a travel talk sponsored by KSPS. To navigate our complicated world smartly, and to be educated voters, we need all the help we can get. Every one of us takes in information daily, unwittingly or consciously. The decisions we make as to news sources, books to read, or people to listen to is very important. Traveling also may offer many new insights.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

Part of the problem

I was appalled by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich's blatant political remarks against President Obama and was interested to read Knezovich's letter to Andrew Biviano, Spokane Democratic chair.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

Questions about health care

Can anyone remember when health insurance premiums did not increase by a significant amount year to year? What do you suppose is going to happen to premiums if only those with pre-existing medical conditions purchase health insurance? When your employer requires you to purchase health insurance, do healthy employees strongly object? When the uninsured come to the hospital and are served, who pays those costs? As a taxpayer would you prefer to pay higher taxes to cover these costs?

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

Sad to see Ormsby go

I was saddened to see that the Trump administration forced Mike Ormsby, the U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington, to resign. I have not always agreed with him politically, as I am a life-long Republican, but I have always respected him for his professionalism, principles and his dedication to the people of Eastern Washington.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

Sticker brings comfort

Bernie Sanders was our favorite candidate. He championed the working class, unjustly left behind by huge wealth inequality, by parroting policies that originally solved this problem while facilitating 1930s Great Depression recovery. But Donald Trump is dangerous, as shown by his continual attacks on our fundamental democratic institutions. Also, distrust of his purported working class advocacy has proven justified. So we naturally voted for Hillary Clinton, displaying "Hillary for America" bumper stickers to be removed shortly after the election.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

Trump means freedom

Let's face it, we are seeing what happens when people whose belief it is that government should be involved in making sure everything is "fair" and "equal" don't get what they want. We are seeing how they react when being told no. Those of us who voted for Donald Trump want the government out of our lives as much as possible, so we can then Make America Great Again ourselves.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

Uninsured to increase

The White House sent me an email asking for Obamacare disaster stories. This is what the White House wants to know. This is what I told them that they don't want you to know.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

Charles Krauthammer: Checks and balances holding strong

Under the dark gray cloud, amid the general gloom, allow me to offer a ray of sunshine. The last two months have brought a pleasant surprise: Turns out the much feared, much predicted withering of our democratic institutions has been grossly exaggerated. The system lives. Let me explain. Donald Trump’s triumph last year was based on a frontal attack on the Washington “establishment,” that all-powerful, all-seeing, supremely cynical, bipartisan “cartel” (as Ted Cruz would have it) that allegedly runs everything. Yet the establishment proved to be Potemkin empty. In 2016, it folded pitifully, surrendering with barely a fight to a lightweight outsider.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

Fair Chance is second chance

I am a social work graduate student at Eastern Washington University, and I am writing to you in response to Sen. Michael Baumgartner and Rep. Marcus Riccelli's article: "Bills promote second chance for workers."

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

Messes go way back

Mr. Trump inherited a mess. The problems are not just from Mr. Obama. The immigration problem started prior to World War II when people were needed to work in the fields as men and women were needed for the war effort.

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