Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Latest from The Spokesman-Review


  • Smart Bombs: Sharp shooters are safer

    Before last week, I had never fired a handgun. However, I did attend military school in seventh grade, where I had to handle an M1 Garand, the semi-automatic rifle that …


  • Smart Bombs: Arrest zealous prosecutions

    Heartless. Immoral. Thief. There’s a lot of names you could call Jeramie Davis, but murderer isn’t one of them. The Spokane man was sent to prison in the 2007 porn …


  • Smart Bombs: Pot paranoia is preposterous

    Alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana. If we could do it all over again, which of them would a rational society place off-limits? Each year, Alcohol kills about 75,000 Americans. The massacre of …


  • Smart Bombs: Fear snuffs out wise policies

    Fear can be a rational emotion that saves your life, or an irrational demon that ruins it. The strong reaction to the fatal shooting of alleged car thief Brendon Kaluza-Graham …


  • Smart Bombs: Hidden health costs scary

    Steven Brill’s in-depth article for Time magazine about why health care prices are so high – particularly for people who are uninsured or underinsured – is like a horror movie. …


  • Smart Bombs: Capitalism is still safe

    The unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in more than four years. The Dow Jones industrial average has soared to record heights. And if corporate chieftains were to …


  • Smart Bombs: Ruling won’t unleash legislators

    Robed barbarians have thwarted the will of the people ! Taxmageddon is upon us! Relax. Just because the state Supreme Court tossed the supermajority requirement for tax increases, it doesn’t …


  • Smart Bombs: A dose of health skepticism

    At a Thursday public presentation on overtreatment in medicine, Dr. Richard Deyo displayed a New Yorker cartoon with a doctor saying to a patient, “You may believe you’ve been overcharged, …


  • Smart Bombs: Prop. 2 fails its own test

    It looks like Proposition 2 will squeak past by about 900 votes when the final count is completed. About 40,000 people will end up deciding whether the Spokane City Council …


  • Smart Bombs: Resolution: No more, please

    You say you want a resolution, Well, you know.


  • Smart Bombs: Critics fire before aiming

    Would it kill the people who are mortified by presidential executive orders and their alleged assault on the Constitution to at least read the founding document? “Executive power” is in …


  • Smart Bombs: Dear Abby: Miss you already

    (Pauline Phillips, better known as “Dear Abby,” died last week at the age of 94. The following is in her honor.)


  • Smart Bombs: Our quick-draw culture

    The Connecticut mass shooting has sprouted a robust discussion on root causes. We have a lot of guns in this country, an estimated 280 million. But as the slogan goes, …


  • Smart Bombs: States should restore sanity

    Since the slaughter of little children in Newtown, Conn., the debate has raged over what the president and Congress should do about mass shootings and easy access to guns. But …


  • Smart Bombs: How many have to die?

    When I heard Friday’s news of the elementary school massacre, I thought of my kids. When I dropped them off at their schools, we didn’t know about it. I tried …


  • Smart Bombs: Taxation without misrepresentation

    “Keep government out of my Medicare” – Sign at a political rally President Barack Obama is urging people to send tweets to their congressional representatives with the hashtag #my2k, which …


  • Smart Bombs: No escaping health care costs

    Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 was part of the secret “grand bargain” that President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner temporarily struck during the summer …


  • Smart Bombs: Top two in the rearview

    On Election Day, Arizona voters will choose whether to adopt the top-two primary system, and the arguments mirror those waged in Washington before voters resoundingly declared, “Bring it on!” Washington …


  • Smart Bombs: Survey says, trust the math

    Confession: I’m addicted to daily hits from Dr. Sam Wang (rhymes with bong) who runs the online Princeton Election Consortium. Wang, a neuroscientist, aggregates state polls, sifts them through his …


  • Smart Bombs: Take a bow for low taxes

    Tim Eyman blasted this mass email last week: “Washington is the 4th highest taxed state in the nation:” He inserted a link to a Tax Foundation map revealing that data …


  • Smart Bombs: Chasing the math away

    The following item is brought to you by the number 5 trillion. The lack of specifics in Mitt Romney’s tax-cut plan has created chronic confusion. Rates lowered by 20 percent. …


  • Smart Bombs: The enemy is still us

    Winston Churchill once said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Harsh? Perhaps, but Americans are every bit as guilty as their leaders for …


  • Smart Bombs: Tax insult added to injury

    You are one of the 8.8 million people who were tossed out of work during the Great Recession. It wasn’t your fault, you were told. It’s just that business was …


  • Smart Bombs: Tax and spend comes to an end

    State Treasurer Jim McIntire stopped by the editorial board last week with some revealing graphics about what’s happened with revenue and the budget in Washington. These are pictures lawmakers on …


  • Smart Bombs: Four more beers! Four more beers!

    Why are taxpayers financing private parties that most aren’t invited to attend? It’s because those with invitations authorized the spending. Canceling national convention subsidies would’ve saved $136 million this year. …


  • Smart Bombs: Doctor shortage isn’t new

    It’s interesting to watch a new policy take the blame for a long-developing problem. The doctor shortage is gaining attention now that the Affordable Care Act is the law of …


  • Smart Bombs: Mayors ruffle First Amendment

    Imagine Spokane Mayor David Condon announcing that a particular business would not be licensed in the city because the owner’s liberal beliefs did not reflect “Spokane values.” It would be …


  • Smart Bombs: Big bucks for ‘little guys’

    Tim Eyman, longtime spokesman for the people, recently said this about Initiative 1185: “Taxpayers desperately need protection from job-killing, family-budget-busting tax increases.” Actually, he says this about all of his …


  • Smart Bombs: Relax, your doctor isn’t quitting

    In the run-up to the 31st vote in the House of Representatives to repeal health care reform (maybe this time’s the charm?), U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers appeared on “The …


  • Smart Bombs: Word games cure nothing

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts called a penalty a tax before upholding it. President Obama called a tax a penalty in defending it. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney …

Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile