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THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009

Ensign pulverized 

This cracked me up. Thought others might be amused. It's like a sit-com. To think U.S. senators spend time on this stuff. And that living arrangement is kinda weird.

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Friday's Loose Thread 

Have a nephew who benefited greatly from the Shriners many years ago, so I was glad to hear that they're working on a way to stay open in Spokane.What's on your mind today?

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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009

Statehouse loses another reporter 

This time, it's ours. The invaluable Rich Roesler is taking a job with the state insurance commissioner. Here's his farewell comment from his Eye on Olympia blog.I know the editorial board will really miss his reporting in Olympia. Best of luck to a super reporter...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009

Tuesday's Loose Thread 71 

The news that jumped out at me was the death of former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. Now, there's a polarizing figure in American history.Thoughts on this man or any other topic?

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MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009

Monday's Loose Thread 88 

That didn't take long. A few chemtrails and it starts raining. Guess the government has really perfected that. What? Haven't heard of chemtrails? Well, get busy.Hope you had a nice Fourth. We had some zany party in the 'hood. Jell-o twister, anyone? What's on your...

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FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

Palin to resign 105 

Don't know if she's a Nixon fan, but she has that victim thing down. All that's missing from her statement was a "You won't have Sarah Palin to kick around" line.Why do you think she's resigning? Is this the end of her political career? Here'a...

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THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009


Tuesday's Loose Thread 21 

As the new day dawned fresher than fabric-softened sheets, I endeavoured to ponder the stars for the deeper meaning of life, but the blasted sun blotted them from view. Epiphany postponed, I turned to the commenters here at A Matter of Opinion for insights into...

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009

Friday's Loose Thread 13 

Anybody lacing them up this weekend? Haven't done a Hoopfest since the injury of 2000 in a game against KREM-2. Apparently, the achilles tendon shrinks as you get older. Remember to stretch.What's on your mind today?

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THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009

Nixon and race and abortion 

He was a deeply disturbed man. Now we have a president that is from a mixed race couple. We've come a long way.Nixon reacting to Roe v. Wade: "There are times when abortions are necessary -- I know that. . . . Suppose you have...

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Wednesday's Loose Thread 31 

I guess it's appropriate that the missing South Carolina governor would be in the land of The Missing. He disappeared for four days. His staff said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He was in Buenos Aires. Strange.What's on your mind today?UPDATE: Yet another politician...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009

Indictment in Zehm case 24 

Federal grand jury indicts Officer Karl Thompson, who was the first officer to arrive at the Zip Trip. And this just days after the city said it was Zehm's fault.Two charges: Unlawful use of force and lying to investigators.Thoughts?

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Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks joined The Spokesman-Review in 1997. He is editor of the Opinion section and a member of the Editorial Board.

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