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Ideology sounds familiar

Wow! The Spokesman-Review’s Jan. 15 article on 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed revealed a striking connection between Republican and Muslim ideology and belief systems. Khalid believes he has been with the “only one true God” and rails against same-sex marriage, abortion and the moral decay of the West (i.e., the United States).

Unlike Muslim nations, the U.S. currently has a majority of progressive, liberal Americans and a government headed by a Democratic president that is inconsistent with al-Qaida and Republican ideology.

David Greaves

Spokane


 

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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.