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Monday, August 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Tom Toles

Cartoon for August 19.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for August 19.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for August 19.


Jack Ohman

Cartoon for August 19.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: The ‘peculiar institution’ is no artifact of the dead past

Visitors taking a tour of a Southern plantation felt ‘lectured and bashed’ when the tour included material on – of all things – slavery.


Michael Gerson: By siding with bigots, white evangelicals risk the reputation of the gospel

The problem does not lie in Christianity but in the moral formation of Christians. Are they getting their view of refugees from Christian sources? Or are they taking their view …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for August 18.


Mari Margil: Do your part to help with Alzheimer’s research

We must advance a comprehensive approach – at the local, state and national levels – to take on the challenge of Alzheimer’s. And, it’s important for each of us to …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for August 18.


Marc A. Thiessen: China does not have the upper hand in Hong Kong. Trump does.

China does not have the upper hand in this standoff; Trump does. He should use his leverage to save Hong Kong.


Editorial: Avista gives Spokane an exciting vision for Upriver Park

Avista Corp. has


Joe Heller

Cartoon for August 17.


David Von Drehle: Why is sexual abuse so often common knowledge before it becomes a lawsuit?

If everyone knew, everyone whispered, everyone warned their kids – yet nothing changed – why would children think there was any value in reporting?


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for August 17.


Regina Malveaux: Washington is leading the way in disarming hate

Washington state has stood up to the gun lobby and their allies, including white supremacist militias. It’s time for our members of Congress to have the courage to do the …


Catherine Rampell: Trump has a dream team for mismanaging a recession

If we have an economic downturn, Donald Trump might or might not be the cause. But you know what would unequivocally be his fault, rather than fickle fortune? A badly


Ted Gup: Ghislaine Maxwell read my book at In-N-Out Burger. Then it sold out on Amazon.

I have yet to get my promised 15 minutes of fame, but Thursday night brought me a good five minutes, when Ghislaine Maxwell was spotted reading my book.


Eugene Robinson: Trump’s climate denial could hasten the demise of his own empire

Much of the damage this administration is doing can, and I believe will, be repaired after Donald Trump is gone. But we will never get back the precious time he …


Danielle Cloutier and Christy Plumer: Time to breach the salmon stalemate

If all stakeholders would work together, just imagine the economic benefit and cultural resurgence the Pacific Northwest would experience if we return to the wild salmon and steelhead populations of …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for August 16.


Danny Goldberg: 50 years ago, Woodstock gave peace a chance

Fifty years ago, when I was 19, I got the assignment from the trade magazine Billboard to cover the Woodstock Festival because none of the older writers wanted to go. …


Mary Ann Murphy: Still work to be done in case of baby Caiden James Henry?

Caiden James Henry was the 10-month-old African American baby beaten to death by his white babysitter, Joshua Mobley, on Feb. 26, 2017. Questions remain about how this case was handled …


Tim Campbell

artoon for August 15.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for August 14.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for August 13.


Robert J. Samuelson: Is the economy turning against Trump?

There is growing evidence of a possible recession. If one materializes, President Trump could lose his most powerful argument for reelection: a strong economy.


U.S. should revamp asylum process

Immigration law needs an overhaul – it’s been 30 years since the last comprehensive immigration reform. Here’s a proposal.


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for August 12.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for August 12.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fifty years on, hope still remains

It is worth remembering that what drew the Woodstock generation together was ultimately not anger, but a hope – idealistic, naive and impossibly young – that yet tugs at the …