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Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 21.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 21.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for October 21.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: If we can’t be free within ourselves, then we cannot be free

Langston Hughes figured out something that still eludes too many black people almost 100 years later: If we can’t be free within ourselves, then we cannot be free.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for October 21.


Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies and weaken important alliances.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for October 20.


Editorial: Choose new leaders for Spokane mayor and council president

Spokane will have a new mayor and council president after the November election, but there’s new and then there’s new. Two candidates are seeking promotions from their current elected offices. …


Jeff Danziger

Cartoon for October 20.


Nancy Pelosi: Elijah Cummings was Congress’ voice of moral clarity, truth

This week, the people of Baltimore, the Congress and the United States lost a voice of unsurpassed moral clarity and truth: our beloved Chairman Elijah Cummings.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for October 19.


Kathleen Parker: Yet again, the truth outed

Sometimes truth is so eager to be heard that it slips past the speaker’s tongue without his conscious cooperation. Enter acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for October 19.


Doug Sosnik: What to expect when you are expecting impeachment

Anyone who thinks an impeachment inquiry is helpful to a sitting president has never worked in a White House where the boss is under the constant threat of removal from …


Marc A. Thiessen: Warren would sink booming economy

The central message of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign is that the economy is working for the very wealthy but it is not working for ordinary Americans. Unfortunately for her, …


Gary Suppiger: Idaho education: haves and have-nots

Our politicians talk a good game when it comes to improving education in Idaho, but they never back it up where it counts: at the Statehouse.


Dana Milbank: The world is staring at Trump, mouth agape

President Trump stood in a crowded East Room on Wednesday afternoon with the Italian president at his side, scores of aides and reporters at his feet, and a bank of …


Jim Morin

Cartoon for October 18.


Ann McFeatters: What hold does Putin have over Trump?

As Russian troops swiftly moved into U.S. bases, ordered abandoned by Donald Trump, while Turkish soldiers murdered our old allies, the Kurds, we were left asking, yet again, what hold …


Signe Wilkinson

Cartoon for October 17.


George Nethercutt: College degree should be first priority for student-athletes

New laws should not shower college students with instant cash, but it’s complicated.


Michael Gerson: O’Rourke’s proposal would hand victory to Trump

Beto O’Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his …


Rob Masonis: The Phoenix in the Elwha

It is often difficult, if not impossible, to restore wild places to their former ecological and aesthetic glory once human development has altered them. But in some cases, the vitality …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for October 16.


Gary Shilling: A strong U.S. consumer won’t prevent a recession

With the unemployment rate at a 50-year low, the hope is that the U.S. consumer will more than offset an otherwise faltering economy. Don’t bet on it.


Paul Waldman: Supreme Court must be part of Democrats’ debate

The failure to focus on the issue of the Supreme Court is an atrocious oversight on the part of the networks that have aired and moderated the Democratic presidential candidate …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 15.


Mike Lester

Cartoon for October 14.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 14.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for October 14.