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Matter of Opinion archive for March 3, 2008


Monday's Loose Thread

Today's notable e-mail forward: Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poke me in the ribs and cackle, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.What's on your agenda today?

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Our view: Cuba embargo an anachronism

Today's editorial urges the end of an outdated embargo on trade with Cuba, which hurts some Northwest farmers in particular. An excerpt:Like the old cars that rattle around that island nation, this foreign policy relic is running on fumes. After 47 years, it's obvious that...

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Weekend editorials

Saturday's editorial explained the necessity of maintaining the current tenth-of-a-percent sales tax for maintenance of existing county jails.While we can't afford to let the jails go, there are deeper underlying problems in our criminal justice system that are troublesome in light of the separate discussion...

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