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Matter of Opinion archive for Jan. 1, 2008

THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 2008

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2008

It's "Call in Gay" Day

The idea is for gay people to stay home from work to demonstrate what an impact that would be. Reminds me of the mildly amusing movie "A Day Without A Mexican," where Southern Californians wake up one day to find that all of the Mexicans...

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Revisionist editorializing

Yesterday I posted about the state's new budget-data Web site and described it as user-friendly. After spending some hands-on time with it, I tried to see it through the eyes of somebody who hasn't had a ringside seat to the Legislature. Maybe it's not quite...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2008

Time for a loose thread...

For those who are weary of the Obama citizenship frenzy, did you know JFK is still alive and in a comatose state at Bethesda? And that Neil Armstrong never landed on the moon; it was all staged in a TV studio.But, as the headline says,...

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MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2008

Counting counts

First a confession: Yes, I'm one of those people who bristles when a clerk has to rely on the cash register to tabulate the change for a cash purchase. I want it counted back into my hand -- the right way.So today I received a...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2008

2012 presidential race 

So who do you like in the 2012 race on the Republican side? New poll has it this way, so far:1. Mike Huckabee2. Sarah Palin3. Bobby Jindal4. Charlie CristIt's never too soon to speculate.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2008

MSM coverage of certif-gate!

Chicago Tribune has an article -- and refutation -- of an ad placed in its pages stating that Obama is not eligible to be president.Meanwhile, a new lawsuit was filed today in Olympia. Might be a story on that tomorrow.Here's an article on Slate written...

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Dealing with change

Here's a heads up regarding some of the syndicated writers whose stuff you see from time to time on the opinion pages.We're going to be picking up conservative Charles Krauthammer and liberal Amy Goodman. You may have read there commentary earlier this year when they...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2008

Did anyone learn a lesson here?

A spat over the use of teachers' union dues for political purposes has been going on for eight years. It's been to the state and U.S. supreme courts. Now, just maybe, it's over. Here's an announcement from the Washington state Attorney General's Office: OLYMPIA –...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2008

MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2008

Your national security team

Obama announced the team today.Starting at center, Hillary Clinton at State.At power forward, Janet Napolitano, Homeland Defense.At shooting guard (but, hopefully, not shooting), Robert Gates, returning to his position at Defense.Napolitano is the governor of Arizona. When I first heard of her, it was as...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2008

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2008

Wednesday's Loose Thread

Got a rare glimpse of the Zags last night, but because of parking issues, it was 12-0 when I got there. That was as close as it would get. Doug rooted for both teams. Always objective.What's on your mind today?

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TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2008

MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2008

Washington's university presidents raking it in

And, no, I don't mean leaves.According to the list, Emmert's compensation for the year ending June 30 was nearly $888,000. That put him second at public universities, behind only his one-time mentor, E. Gordon Gee, of Ohio State University.Floyd ranked 17th among public-university leaders but...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2008

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