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MONDAY, NOV. 27, 2017


Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

Thankful for plenty

First of all, I wish to express my condolences to Halina Slobodow at the loss of her husband and life partner ("Be truly thankful," Nov. 12). I also wish to express my admiration at her ability to take up a pen and tell people to be thankful in this time of her grief.

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Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

Trump and Clinton

This is in response to the Nov. 18 article, "As sex scandals topple the powerful ... Why not Trump?" The answer to this is simple. Democrats and the liberal media excused Bill Clinton and excused Hillary after she attacked Bill's accusers. The moral outrage from these Democrats and supporters is laughable. There, in a nutshell, is your answer. Now the Democrats are going after some of their own to try to gain moral credibility.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 26, 2017


Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Belief in government

After watching the election returns, a thought occurred to me that the old labels of Democrat and Republican aren't useful. The losing candidates in Spokane Valley didn't exactly identify themselves politically. Instead, they distinguished themselves as "do nothing good" politicians. Some who run believe in governing -- that regulating things like pollution, drugs, food production and money in politics is a good thing. Others who run don't really like government, don't believe in it and actually work to sabotage it.

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Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Marketing assault weapons

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was two-thirds right when he claimed the mass shootings that plague America is a mental health issue and not a gun issue because guns really haven't changed, the culture has. In the recent Texas mass shooting, there was evidence for every excuse camp. Mental health, gun law loopholes, good guy with a gun versus a bad guy argument.

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Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Viewpoint of a veteran

As a veteran who risked his life for our country, I agree with Mr. Blewett (Nov. 11 letter) that those NFL players taking a knee or banding together during the playing of our national anthem are not being disrespectful to our flag.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 2017




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