I was disheartened to read that the Spokesman-Review is essentially doing away with its editorials.
The editorial page is the backbone of a newspaper. It provides a variety of opinions for the reader to get insight from other’s thoughts on issues. The newspaper has a responsibility to provide its thoughts and potential solutions on the issues facing the community. Replacing the newspaper’s opinion with the local columnists just doesn’t hack it.
It appears there was a fair amount of pushback from the endorsements made on October 25th. This move appears to be an effort to avoid controversy. Show your backbone and take advantage of the opportunity that the fourth estate gives. Provide a leadership role, including candidate endorsements. If you can’t stand the heat, maybe you’re in the wrong kitchen.