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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016


Try third party candidates

The media have always given their attention to the Democratic and Republican parties. Is America only capable of picking either side? People have said that Hillary Clinton is a better option than Donald Trump. Even conservatives.

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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016




Gary Crooks: To endorse or not to endorse? 

“Who are you to tell me how to vote?” That’s not a new complaint, but it has gained momentum in this hyperpartisan era where the distinction between reliable information sources and the rest has been blurred.

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GOP should get behind Trump

The leadership of the GOP needs to grow up. For years and years, (I started voting just after Ronald Reagan), they have been giving us weak, liberal, middle-of-the-road candidates, and we have had to hold our noses and vote for them.

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Players should boycott Leach

A great philosopher once wrote, "When the reasons for which man gives his promise no longer exists, man needs not keep that promise." With that said, I would advise every African-American, Latino and other applicable white Washington State University football players to boycott Mike Leach's football program for his support of Donald Trump's P.W. Botha-like views.

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Randal O’Toole: Better transit need not cost more

Rather than giant, battery-powered buses or immobile transit centers, experience has shown that the one sure way to increase transit ridership is to offer more transit service. STA can do this without raising your taxes by simply contracting out bus service to private operators.

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Tips to aid students

Regarding Hannah Pelkie's letter ("Sick students stressed out," May 4): School is a difficult world to navigate. Teachers and parents are preparing you for real life, and teaching independence. I agree, you can't study constantly. You must have breaks. However, you have to make study time count. Believe it or not, you are in one of the easiest times of your life. Know that life will only get wonderfully more complicated, stressful and beautiful from here.

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Trump rally bothersome

I participated in the Trump rally in Spokane and tried to listen carefully to his speech. What bothers me most is the impression that Donald assumes his audience is uninformed.

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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016






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