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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010

Science and politics meet again 47 

Global warming has become politicized, but did you know there's an alternative to the American Medical Association? The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul belongs to a professional organization - billed as a conservative alternative to the American Medical Association –...

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MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2010


Religion Test 12 

Atheists and agnostics score highest. Maybe it's because they're not so tied up in one religion to be uninformed about others.Here are 15 questions.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

Prosecutor's race 18 

I've always found it strange that some of the county races like this and others (assessor, sheriff) are partisan but that city of Spokane races are not (council, mayor). When I've mentioned this in endorsement interviews, the candidates all say it is strange that the...

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MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 2010

Didier withholds Rossi endorsement 

Clint Didier, who was a pass receiver in the NFL, might be down and out, but he's willing to try a Hail Mary. He says he will endorse Ross if:1) Rossi signs a no-new-taxes pledge; 2) promises a strong position against federal spending; and 3)...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Religion and the mosque 46 

Interesting poll question from the Economist. Second one down.Whether or not you think the Islamic cultural centre and mosque should be built near the World Trade Center site, do you think that Muslims have a constitutional right to build a mosque there?OverallYes, 50.2%By partyDem, 57.5;...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

Anti-incumbent fever! 

Not so much in Washington state.Not so much nationwide.Sabato is still predicting that the GOP in the fall will pick up seven of the 59 Senate seats held by Democrats — not enough to take over control of that chamber. And he thinks Republicans will...

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

Election Roundup 11 

Here are the endorsement editorials for the primary, which ends Tuesday.Here is a summary of same.Did you vote? Which race interests you the most and why?

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010

The Constitution, commas and immigration 174 

The meaning of the Second Amendment is oftened debated and sometimes the placement of a comma becomes a focal point. We've been down that road, but it could come up with the 14th Amendment and the issue of "anchor babies." The authors of the Arizona...

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MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

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MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010


The July 12 thread 66 

Anyone watch "Treme"? Just finished the first season. It's about a cast of characters and their lives after Katrina. If you liked "The Wire", you'll like this. Terrific story-telling. David Simon, a former reporter for the Baltmore Sun, is a genius, as far as I'm...

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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010

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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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