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Invoking God not a solution

America is awash in poverty. But the conversation as to solutions was not advanced by Rev. Steve Massey’s Aug. 24 column as he unloaded his religious poppycock. Reasonable solutions are available without resort to futile calls to a fanciful God and his supposed agents.

No one asks to be born, so all are entitled by human society to a decent life in the interest of justice. It is just part of the moral landscape.

Ron Myers



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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.