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Each Of Us Must Draw The Line

A convicted tax cheater didn’t report to prison, then got snippy with a federal judge. The judge cited him for contempt. Way to go, U.S. District Judge Frem Nielsen. You …


Military Should Be On Chopping Block

Few Americans will escape the pain of upcoming cuts in federal spending. Medicare benefits will shrink. So will farm subsidies, crucial to this region’s economy. Ditto for long-standing popular aid …


The Right Words Can Undo Misdeeds

One of the hardest things to say in life is: “I was wrong. Will you forgive me?” Yet, those words restore relationships and free the one who committed the wrong …


Vote Reveals Senate Asleep At The Wheel

Congress is right to seek and destroy overreaching government programs. But the Senate needs to work on target selection. On Tuesday senators voted to end federal authority over speed limits …


Giving States Control Only Logical Solution

A national speed limit may fit the mother-may-I lives of teeming Eastern masses and hand-wringing social engineers, but it makes little sense here in the vast West. Anyone who has …


Batt Going To Bat Against N-Waste

Who can blame Idaho Gov. Phil Batt for distrusting the Navy and the Energy Department? In his second week of office, Batt got flogged politically for allowing eight loads of …


Fathers A Needed Part Of Families

It’s Father’s Day. So what? Aren’t dads optional? Television’s Murphy Brown, culminating 20 years of male-bashing feminism, claimed they were. That silly sitcom became a wake-up call for public opinion. …


Programs Create Jobs, Energize The Economy

When on the losing side of an economic debate, as they usually are, Democrats respond like an overmatched basketball team: They start trash-talking.


Programs Meddle With Free Enterprise

Remember the brick house built by the third little pig? The big, bad wolf huffed and puffed, but he could not blow it down. At least that’s how the story …


Parties Should Let The Voters Decide

Nine months from now, Americans probably will know the identity of the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. Will Washington state’s voters have a chance to help choose them through a …


Foster Parenting Has Its Rewards

The day after a story appeared in the newspaper revealing a chronic shortage of foster homes for abused and neglected children, 40 people called a local social service agency office …


Actions Add Up To Favoritism

A judge’s decision on a Cougar Bay subdivision last week should warn Kootenai County commissioners to quit playing fast and loose on planning issues. District Judge Craig Kosonen ruled that …


Tribes, Feds Must Deal Nation To Nation

If the Republicans who dominate Congress would shoo out the corporate lobbyists for a moment, they might discover common ground with a vulnerable, frequently overlooked group that they needlessly are …


U.S. Doesn’t Need To Put Pilots At Risk

As we celebrate a new American hero, we need to examine why Air Force Capt. Scott O’Grady survived six days downed in the heart of the Bosnian war zone. The …


Hollywood Gives Us What We Want Pro-Hollywood Dole Takes On Tinseltown As An Opportunistic Politician Who Just Wants To Be President.

Here’s the deal: On one hand, you have big-budget Hollywood, whose handlers sell “entertainment” to a gullible public. On the other, you have an opportunistic politician, whose main desire is …


Hollywood Serves Steady Diet Of Poison Anti-Hollywood Dole, To His Credit, Speaks Out Against An Industry That’s Living In The Gutter.

Suppose “Sesame Street” invited some Hollywood film producers onto the set to show the kiddies what they do for a living. To demonstrate, Ernie would whip out a machine pistol …


Dad Needs To Learn Life Is Not Always Fair

Rich California businessman Leonard Rosen provides another example why this country desperately needs tort reform. Rosen is bankrolling a $750,000 claim against North Idaho College because his son Matt lost …


Disputes Should Be Solved Fairly, Locally

The Endangered Species Act needs to be amended. But the new Republican Congress will gut the act at its own peril, for Americans support reasonable environmental protection. Here in the …


Juveniles Getting The Wrong Message

Some children won’t believe a stove-top is hot until they touch their fingers to a burning element. They learn quickly - sometimes painfully - about consequences. But young lawbreakers in …


1995 Legislature Gets High Marks

Business lobbyists popped champagne corks as Washington’s newly conservatized Legislature headed for home last week. Regulators and tax collectors sulked. And the state’s universities heaved happy sighs of relief. It …


The Battle Against Racism Never Ends

You don’t tolerate racism. Rather, you loudly and persistently denounce racism and those who spread the message of hate. Racism flourishes in a vacuum of silence and accommodation.


Constitution Fine Just The Way It Is

The United States does not need to amend its Constitution. We just need to use the one we have. Term limits? A balanced budget? To achieve those goals, the Constitution …


Plan Too Heartless For Country To Back Anti-Initiative Fear At Root Of Unconscionable Proposal.

Life is too short to spend it fearing, stereotyping and regulating people we don’t know or understand. It is far more effective - but more difficult - to learn how …


Plan Will End Drain On Nation’s Funds Pro-Initiative Illegal Aliens Shouldn’t Be Rewarded With Our Privileges

It’s tough for a country of immigrants to say to others yearning for our freedoms, “No more.” But tough decisions are necessary as we get serious about balanced budgets at …


Rapist’s Escape Hinders Justice

George Paul Anton had every reason to run when a 1st District judge let him skip closing arguments in his rape trial Friday. Anton lives in Texas and, at age …


Packwood Hearings Must Be In The Open

You be the boss. You’ve got this guy in your office who’s smart, hard-working, liked by just about everybody. Trouble is: He sometimes drinks too much and then likes to …


Downtown Plaza Important To City

Why invest $80 million in downtown Spokane? Betsy Cowles says she can spearhead a private/public partnership to save the core now, or she can spend the rest of her career …


Lavalley Has His Priorities In Place

Spokane County Commissioners Steve Hasson and Phil Harris mistakenly are putting protocol ahead of public health. Hasson and Harris have ordered the Spokane County Water Quality Advisory Board to butt …


Attempts To Save Paradis Misguided

In a desperate attempt to save convicted murderer Donald Manuel Paradis, two New Yorkers shamelessly have appealed to the court of public opinion. Attorney Edwin Matthews and his wife, Patricia, …


Bill On Runaways Has Proper Balance

Parents of troubled kids can breathe a little easier now. Gov. Mike Lowry gave parents some desperately needed help last week when he signed into law a bill authorizing the …