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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 …


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 …


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 …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 16.


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, …


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 …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 15.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for October 15.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for October 15.


Lisa Benson

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 …


Tom Toles

Cartoon for October 14.


Ann McFeatters: While we fiddle, the earth burns

The United Nations has issued the direst warning for the human race in its history: Climate change is real and happening now and without a massive global effort there no …


Kathleen Parker: Cocktails in the Kanye-Trump asylum

Lately, at least from my perch on the porch, the evening cocktail has become less an aperitif than a medicinal slug made necessary by the alternative of ripping off my …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: We must fix our government’s spending problem

In September, Congress passed a bipartisan bill to fund much of the government to the tune of $854 billion. I voted for it in order to avert a partial government …


Lisa Brown: Walking the Walk: Creating budgets and tax policies that help Eastern Washington

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Congress and the president have blown up the national deficit in a series of spending bills and tax cuts that no credible …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 13.


Ramesh Ponnuru: Angry liberals have no one to blame but themselves

The existence of mirror-image thinking among conservatives doesn’t prove that the progressives’ complaints are wrong. But there are two mistakes that dissatisfied Democrats should avoid making.


Doris Campoverde: An immigrant’s perspective on socialism

As an immigrant, I treasure and am greatly privileged to experience that freedom each day in my adopted country. It’s because of my love for this freedom that the praising …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 13.


Editorial endorsement: Vote for Spokane’s future: Yes on school and library bonds; north bank for the stadium

Spokane voters have an opportunity to transform their community for the better. A trio of local measures – school bonds, library bonds and a stadium referendum – will appear on …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 12.


Karen Hardy: We need leaders who will fight for our health

I believe our state must defend and improve the consumer protections of the Affordble Care Act, not destroy them.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 8:48 a.m.

George Will: America’s epidemic of loneliness

If Sen. Ben Sasse is right, the nation’s most-discussed political problem is entangled with the least-understood public health problem. The political problem is furious partisanship. The public health problem is …


Stephen L. Carter: The Supreme Court needs term limits

Suddenly everybody wants to explore term limits for Supreme Court justices. Welcome aboard. I’ve been on that train for almost a quarter of a century. The current argument is that …


Michael Gerson: The Kavanaugh coverage exposed cracks in journalism’s foundation

In the recent Supreme Court nomination showdown, American institutions underwent a stress test. And in the media’s coverage, we saw the political equivalent of the collapse of Lehman Bros.