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July 1
  • Mona Charen: Ruling a victory for religious freedom

    Page A9 The major media’s account of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case was typical of the way the case has been misreported from the start. The New York … 48

  • Editorial: President’s choice for VA leader looks good

    Page A9 The president has turned to a former chief executive of Procter & Gamble to turn the tide at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Since woeful management is the chief … 2

  • Win for local control

    Page A9 Apathy and the tea party strike a major blow for the red party in Virginia, as David Brat upsets Eric Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican. The defeat was a shock … 57

  • Labels miss larger issue

    Page A9 I am responding to the June 25 letter from Leonard Johnson. All of the labels typically used (pro-life, pro-choice, anti-abortion, pro-abortion) have been used as weapons and, as a result, … 84

  • Divestment is nothing new

    Page A9 Jack Abel, “Divestiture is odd (June 25),” seems unaware that church divestment for ethical reasons is nothing new. Many churches have a policy of only investing their funds (such as … 30

June 30
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: The journey is unfinished

    Page A9 “But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep” – Robert Frost 11

  • Can’t blame labor

    Page A9 Oh boy, William Rust (June 4) tells us we can use more trickledown economics if those obstructionist union bosses would get out of the way. Here? In good ol’ right-to-work-for-less-and-less … 162

  • Wolf issue fabricated

    Page A9 Regarding Becky Kramer articles, “A study in survival” (June 1) and “Rules sought for conflict over wolves” (June 11). 31

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June 28
  • Froma Harrop: Tea party fueled its own defeat in Mississippi

    Page B4 The tea partyers made a serious blunder in Mississippi, costing them a runoff win: They carelessly slipped their magic passion potion to the opposition. The hard right’s strength comes from … 111

  • Editorial: No simple answers for state budget

    Page B4 It’s early, but the preliminary sparring over Washington’s budget already is underway. Gov. Jay Inslee has directed state agencies to work up budgets that reflect 15 percent spending cuts, notably … 4

  • Charles Krauthammer: Curbing an imperial president

    Page B4 The Supreme Court this week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases. The Clean Air Act covers polluters that emit 250 tons per year (or in … 20

  • Guest opinion: It’s time to spiff up Riverfront Park

    Page B5 The city of Spokane has proposed a refinancing plan that would invest in streets and parks by running two separate measures likely to be in front of voters this November. … 12

  • Guest opinion: Plan to ban ivory sales hits citizens, misses poachers

    Page B5 WASHINGTON – As I gaze at my computer mouse pad, a rubbery version of Monet’s “Water Lilies,” I keep seeing the number 54. As in million. As in how much … 1

  • Media unfair on guns

    Page B5 It’s shameful that the so-called gun debate is so totally one-sided. Our mainstream media present the gun control lobby’s side of the debate and nothing else. 89

  • Boycott not anti-Semitic

    Page B5 Jack Abel (June 25) seems a bit confused. Maybe I can help. 9

  • Vote for smarter justice

    Page B5 As an old and serious philosopher, I’ve followed and resisted our nation’s tripling of the number of people it imprisons. A third are veterans, substance abusers and/or mentally handicapped. Many … 7

  • Thanks for Everyday Heroes

    Page B5 Thank you, Spokesman-Review, for the wonderful 36-page section on Everyday Heroes you printed on June 15, Father’s Day. That is the kind of reporting that uplifts everyone and encourages us …

  • Corporations admirable

    Page B5 Corporations are often demonized as faceless exploiters of the masses that make obscene profits. In reality, corporations employ millions of people at competitive market-and talent-based wages. They deliver a safe, … 55

  • Church actions disturbing

    Page B5 Recently, The Spokesman-Review has printed articles and letters concerning actions, positions and statements made by the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly. The narrow political nature of these ongoing activities has regrettably … 7