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July 17
  • Austerity in Kansas

    Page A11 In 2004, Thomas Frank wrote “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” a book that explored the rise of populist anti-elite conservatism in his home state. Now, we know the answer. 54

July 16
  • Editorial: Democratic candidate Marcus Riccelli is the right choice for Legislative District 3

    Page A13 The November race for Legislative District 3, Position One, pits 2012 contestants Rep. Marcus Riccelli, a Democrat, and day care owner Tim Benn, a Republican. A first-time candidate, Libertarian Randy … 7

  • Ukraine offers good news

    Page A13 I’ve got some foreign policy good news. Really. Never mind that U.S. foreign policy appears irrelevant in Gaza, spineless in Syria, irresponsible in Iraq and grossly stupid in Germany (whoever … 1

  • Out of control

    Page A13 The Democrats’ viewpoint is our way or no way (no negotiations). As far as I am concerned, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is doing a good job representing taxpaying people. … 54

  • War on women?

    Page A13 It has been suggested of late, by various media outlets, that there is a war on women. It is reasonable to infer that this is due to recent litigation and … 48

  • Pet owner to blame

    Page A13 I take exception to the vilification of the Coeur d’Alene police officer shooting the lab while doing his job. Any dog breed can become vicious through neglect and maltreatment. Yes, … 33

July 15
  • Mona Charen: Obama stuck in partisan hackery

    Page A11 “The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America’s immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into … 48

  • Editorial: Empower yourself by voting for the ‘prefers’

    Page A11 It’s Major League Baseball’s all-star break, and you know what that means: It’s time to vote. Not for your favorite player – it’s too late to stuff the ballot box … 9

  • Let Ex-Im Bank expire

    Page A11 The Export-Import Bank charter is up for renewal. The renewal process demands we take the time and effort to go back to first principles, and evaluate its costs, benefits and … 12

  • Support Dansel

    Page A11 The voters of Legislative District 7, for the second year in a row, will select a state senator in November. Just last November, Brian Dansel was elected by district voters … 20

  • Headline misleading

    Page A11 From reading the headline “Israel strikes back at Gaza after rocket attacks (July 9),” one would believe that Israel was the victim of an unprovoked attack. In fact, the Israeli … 32

July 14
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Supremely inconsistent

    Page A7 It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy. The adjective refers to that nine-person tribunal at the top of the American legal system, the noun to its latest act of judicial … 27

  • Overkill in Israel

    Page A7 I am writing this letter because I want people to know what I learned and saw firsthand in the “Holy Land.” I visited Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, the West Bank … 105

  • A different world

    Page A7 John Axtell (July 10) must live in a different country than I do. I have never heard of what he calls the New World Order. I’m wondering what that could … 91

July 13
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Medicare costs may crowd out other needs

    Page B8 The White House recently put out a 40-page report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) are hurting … 14

  • Editorial: Inslee’s water quality plan has promise, and a tough audience

    Page B8 Gov. Jay Inslee’s outline for state compliance with federal clean water standards is carefully calculated but also a work in progress that may not satisfy every interest group, the U.S. … 1

  • Smart Bombs: Repealniks face boomerang

    Page B8 The latest threat to the Affordable Care Act is a legal challenge – Halbig v. Burwell – asserting that subsidies cannot go to those who buy insurance in states that … 19

  • Guest Opinion: Med program working well

    Page B9 Plenty of opinion has been expressed recently about a Spokane medical school. The WWAMI program administered by the University of Washington is the most successful in the nation, and we …

  • Focus on Central America

    Page B9 I am troubled by the lack of enforcement of our southern borders and in particular of the stream of children coming from the violent Central American countries through Mexico. 23

  • Need liberals to step up

    Page B9 It is a point of pride that conservatives like me turned on their president (Richard Nixon) when it became clear that he had violated his oath of office during the … 125

  • Say no to naysayer

    Page B9 In a fundraising letter, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers criticized the Affordable Care Act. No surprise. She led in 54 repeal votes, as well as advancing the 18-day government shutdown. Wasted … 45

  • Accountability needed

    Page B9 Regardless of the political party you support, our politicians are hurting our country. 15

  • Hating the Fourth

    Page B9 Why I hate July Fourth: It’s legal in my town. 16

  • Change road funding

    Page B9 Is anyone surprised that the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money? As the CAFE (corporate average fuel efficiency) has increased, the money from gas taxes (both state and … 8

  • Forgetting U.S. history

    Page B9 When my grandmother Elizabeth Cooney arrived from Ireland 100 years ago, she was greeted in New York harbor by a statuesque lady proclaiming, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your … 41

  • Embarrassing protesters

    Page B9 The recent news video clips of the near-rabid anti-immigration protesters in the South can’t help but remind me of the same fervor demonstrated by segregationists during the late 1950s and … 33

  • Thanks for Israel letter

    Page B9 Thank you to Myrta Ladich (July 1), for explaining and taking a stand against Israel’s attacks on both Muslim and Christian residents of Palestinian areas. 2

  • The new Old West

    Page B9 There are a number of candidates for sheriff of Stevens County who promote and believe that the county sheriff is the highest legitimate law enforcement official in the land and, … 4

  • Thanks from California

    Page B9 On June 29, our three-generation family of seven was traveling toward Spokane on the last days of a vacation that covered Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Oregon … 3

July 12