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Lisa Benson

Cartoon for October 22.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

Guest Opinion: City Council must adopt “Protecting Passenger Rights For A Safer Spokane”

If Spokane truly is the “City of Choice,” let’s choose to do the right thing and adopt “Protecting Passenger Rights for a Safer Spokane.”


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 22.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 22.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 22.


Return McMorris Rodgers to the House of Representatives

In Congress, experience equals power. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has that experience. She’s been a powerful representative for Eastern Washington and deserves re-election to an eighth term.


Marc A. Thiessen: How not to modernize Saudi Arabia

If, as appears increasingly likely, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then he has joined Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un among the …


Tom Toles

Cartoon for October 21.


Kathleen Parker: This column is CBD infused

As a new-product junkie, it was foregone that I’d swap a C-note for something called CBD, a cannabis extract promising relief from pain and anxiety, the twin banes of baby …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 21.


David Condon and Ben Stuckart: School, library measures will benefit Spokane for generations

As Spokane mayor and City Council president, we have to weigh the cost and benefit of limited public resources. We ask for your support of the public schools and public …


Jim Morin

Cartoon for October 20.


Max Boot: U.S. doesn’t need to live with MBS

The United States can afford to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable. He is one S.O.B. we don’t have to live with.


Dana Milbank: We know the GOP has at least one pre-existing condition

Selective memory loss is spreading, and it has become a necessary pre-condition to run as a Republican this year.


Kathleen Parker: 23andMeToo

Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap – maybe. After two and a half years …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for October 19.


Charles Lane: Americans are staying silent on issues out of fear

A new report has found that between 51 and 66 percent of Americans agree there is “pressure to think a certain way about” a bundle of sensitive topics: immigration and …


Endorsement: House candidates in the 4th leave a lot to be desired

Moderate voters in Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District probably won’t find much to love among their state House candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. The Republican incumbents, Matt Shea and …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 18.


Editorial endorsements: Vote no on the gun initiatives

Two statewide initiatives on the November ballot ask Washingtonians to think about guns. I-940 would make it easier for prosecutors to pursue charges against police officers who shoot a suspect, …


Secretary Sonny Perdue: USMCA a trade deal for the 21st century

Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, we have created new rules to help our farmers, ranchers and workers better face the challenges of the 21st century economy,


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for October 17.


Editorial Endorsements: Kuney and French for Spokane County commission

Among the candidates running for Spokane County commissioner are a relatively new commissioner and an experienced one. Mary Kuney in District 2 and Al French in District 3 deserve election …


Editorial endorsements: Return Riccelli and Ormsby to Olympia from the 3rd District

Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District encompasses some of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington. Its residents need representatives in the state House who have the skill, experience and influence to navigate …


Joe Nocera: Nothing lasts forever, not even the mighty Sears

Sears’ bankruptcy is simply a reminder of how American capitalism works. The next time you hear somebody say that the dominance of Walmart or Amazon or Facebook can never end, …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 16.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 15.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for October 15.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: America doesn’t shrug

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists working under the aegis of the United Nations, issued a report on our planet’s health. Turns out it’s worse than …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for October 15.