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Matter of Opinion archive for Nov. 2008

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008

TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2008

MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2008

FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2008

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

Western Washington and the KKK

Did you know that this liberal bastion was the scene of large Klan rallies in the 1920s? The Washington Historical Society has photos here. Gives new meaning to Hood Canal.Here is a Seattle Times article on the UW research about the Klan and its influence....

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2008

Smart Bombs: Fear itself

It wasn't pretty watching Democrats run from the possibility of an income tax during the election. Sorta like watching Republicans backtrack on privatizing Social Security as the markets tank.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2008

Tuesday's loose thread

Just a little note to get you riled...or not.Yesterday and today we've received a dozen or more letters which are not identical in wording but are so parallel in tone and sentiment that it's blatantly obvious this is a staged letter-writing campaign. Basically: Do your...

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MONDAY, NOV. 10, 2008

Monday's Loose Thread

Three thoughts, then it's over to you.1. You know, I probably ought to get out rake those leaves pretty soon. I'd hate to miss the chance at that chore if a big wind were to blow in.2. I don't suppose the forecast calls for wind....

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FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2008

See you in the news pages

This is a sad day here in editorial board land. Lynn leaves us. She is such a loss for our newspaper. A young, bright talent. I am leaving the board to return to the newsroom to report full-time on social services. So it will remain...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2008


TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2008

Election projections

I have to admit, I've always thought election projections were pretty funny -- kind of like airfares. Where do they come from?This screen shot is only one of myriad examples where you just kinda say, "Huh?" If there are 0 percent precincts reporting, how did...

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"Your vote counst"

That's what the latest dessert creation on the Cake Wrecks blog tells us, anyway. Maybe it was a Magritte-esque expression of what I've heard from many people who don't believe their vote makes any difference.Most of our AMOO readers clearly have voted or will vote....

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Loose Thread Tuesday: Election Day!

Anyone else out there feeling like this is Christmas Eve? That same kind of anticipation. The surprises under the tree -- the surprises happening right now in the voting booths.Found myself choking up watching Obama vote in Chicago and again listening to Palin on the...

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