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Amy Goodman: Anger in the Gulf growing

NEW ORLEANS – The anger is palpable across the Mississippi Delta. As the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser, almost a mile underwater, continues unabated, the brunt of this, the largest environmental …


Miss Manners: Grandmother shower feels like a gift grab

DEAR MISS MANNERS – I am so flabbergasted by this I had to write. Have you ever heard of a grandmother shower? And what do you think of it? (Although …


Carolyn Hax: Tell husband how his fame affects you

Dear Carolyn: Husband is local celebrity chef, who quickly gained notoriety during our first four years of marriage. This created some conflict with “foodie groupies,” and my husband’s inability to …


David S. Broder: Spill shaping Obama destiny

“This is the worst,” a Democratic friend exclaimed over the phone on Tuesday, the first day back at work after the Memorial Day weekend. I knew without asking what he …


Dr. Gott: Fatty tumors plague reader

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 53-year-old female who is about 50 pounds overweight. I have saved, for years, the column you wrote on fatty tumors. I had a few …


Annie’s Mailbox: Adult taking a risk by dating teenager

Dear Annie: My 21-year-old son, “Charlie,” a college junior, is dating a 16-year-old high-school sophomore. His father and I are sick with worry. We sat Charlie down and explained that …


Mona Charen: A new conservative hero

At a New Jersey town meeting, Gov. Chris Christie, the newest YouTube star for the limited government set, was reproached by an unhappy teacher. The governor, facing a budget shortfall …


Dr. Gott: Perimenopause a natural phase in aging process

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 43-year-old female with irregular periods. When I finally went to my doctor, he told me that I have perimenopause. Can you tell me what …


Annie’s Mailbox: Husband likes dredging up past

Dear Annie: I have been married for 35 years to a man who, at any moment, will bring up things from our past that are very hurtful to me. And …


Amy Goodman: War teaches cruel lessons

Abu Ghraib has nothing over Chicago. Forty years ago, Jon Burge returned from Vietnam, joined the Chicago Police Department and allegedly began torturing people. He rose in the ranks to …


Miss Manners: E-vites lack the tact of ‘cordially invited’

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Lately, I cannot tell whether I am being invited to a wedding or just being informed of one. I was told of a nephew’s engagement in person; …


Jason Whitlock: Paul seizes chance to boost prospects

Rand Paul is not as politically unsophisticated as the media, tea party organizers and Republican strategists would like you to believe. In the hours after his victory in a Republican …


David S. Broder: Let sleeping politics lie

Much of political wisdom consists simply of understanding and acknowledging which subjects and practices are off limits. Yes, I know, to some people the very term “political wisdom” is a …


Carolyn Hax: Plan on wedding you can afford

Hi, Carolyn: My girlfriend and I just got engaged and now it’s time to start the wedding planning. What would you say is customary and appropriate as far as paying …


Mona Charen: Sarah Palin’s pro-life feminism

I’m often asked whether I support Sarah Palin for president. I don’t. But I do very much support her as America’s next Oprah. Her cultural antennae are exquisitely sensitive, and …


Annie’s Mailbox: There’s no future in this relationship

Dear Annie: I just turned 50 and have been divorced for the past seven years. I recently moved in with “Duke,” whom I met a year ago. Duke’s job requires …


Dr. Gott: Breathing problem needs more tests

DEAR DR. GOTT: Can you give me an idea or guess the problem that I have, as no one has yet diagnosed it? It’s a breathing problem that seems to …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Kids view race through our lens

Last week, Soledad O’Brien made a young mother cry. It came in the midst of a special series, “Black Or White: Kids on Race” on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” The …


Annie’s Mailbox: Casket photos were unwelcome

Dear Annie: Several years ago, I lost my mother. After her funeral, a relative handed me an envelope. I opened it to find pictures of my mother in her casket. …


Mr. Dad: Toddler needs to be reeled in

Dear Mr. Dad: My 21/2-year-old son has recently started running away from me whenever we leave the house. Sometimes I have to sprint to catch him. It’s really frightening, and …


Carolyn Hax: Divorce query might be helpful

Dear Carolyn: I am new to the world of online dating and have found that many of the available men in my age group (late 30s to 40s) are divorced. …


Miss Manners: Readers caught in circle of rudeness

DEAR MISS MANNERS – I was treated rudely by a friend at a social function and told her that I felt her manners were sorely lacking. My friend replied that …


David S. Broder: Federal link is kiss of death

As we approached the Tuesday night with the most significant senatorial primaries of the year so far, I turned for guidance to a man who had already been through the …


Annie’s Mailbox: Alcoholic’s letter gave reader hope

Dear Annie: Last year around this time, you printed a letter from “Desperate Alcoholic,” the 48-year-old woman who could not stay sober. You then printed a response from a woman …


Mona Charen: Centrism is two-way street

Recent liberal laments about the increasing “polarization” of American political life are as predictable as the seasons. But pleas for centrism ring pretty hollow in light of recent history. The …


Dr. Gott: Memory loss has variety of causes

DEAR DR. GOTT: Is there anything I can do about my memory? I am 25 and seem to have a real problem remembering things, whether it’s studying for a test …


Annie’s Mailbox: Set rules on nudity at your own house

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our mid-60s. For the past five years, we have been the guardians of my daughter’s 13-year-old son, “Jake.” When I married 12 …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Hard truths must be told

History is not a Hallmark card. Sometimes, history breaks your heart.I know this because I have often recounted history in this space, tales of black men and women bought and …


Miss Manners: Sending sympathy card to stranger not custom

DEAR MISS MANNERS: How does one address a person one does not know, or even has any vague connection with, on a sympathy card? I am often asked and expected …


Annie’s Mailbox: Wife being untrue to saving marriage

Dear Annie: I’ve been married to “June” for nine years. We have two young children. June’s first marriage ended in divorce, and after, she moved in with her sister and …