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Monday, June 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for June 17.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: LGBTQ pride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

It is well and good that LGBTQ people are “proud.” It will be better when they don’t have to be.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for June 17.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for June 17.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for June 17.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for June 16.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for June 16.


Christi Armstrong: Refugees are good for our community and our economy

Refugees have an opportunity to start a new life in a safe country, many employers get a dedicated employee for the long haul, and our community gains another person who …


Editorial: Special representation for tribes on transit commission isn’t warranted

Democrats’ push to give the Spokane Tribe a seat on the Spokane Regional Transit Commission goes too far, for now.


Kathleen Parker: The gift of laughter and a father’s legacy

My father died with a smile on his face. But, of course, he would. A few days earlier, as his wife, my sister and I gathered around his bed in …


Tanner Rowe: Here’s why Rep. Shea gets re-elected by district voters

A question often asked is “How does Matt Shea keep getting elected?” If you’re not on Shea’s side of the political isle it’s simple to assume that it’s because the …


Ann McFeatters: Swampier than ever

Now that we have absolute proof Russia interfered in the 2016 election and knows it is free to intervene in the 2020 U.S. elections with impunity, let us turn to …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for June 15.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for June 15.


Mitch Daniels: Down on the farm, values grow

Along with the rise of women and the expansion of civil rights, the most important social transformation of America’s first quarter-millennium has been the triumph of modern agriculture over the …


Froma Harrop: Tweets, stock prices and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s tweets often set off big gyrations in stock prices. Anyone who knows of the tweets in advance could make a fortune, though not legally.


Jonah Goldberg: As with superheroes, Trump’s superpowers have their limitations

The power of Donald Trump’s insults is apparently limited to members of his own party.


Anna M. Bohach: It is time to take off the dress

Women have every right to be offended and outraged when a man dons womanface.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for June 14.


Dana Milbank: Is it any wonder Washington is broken? The friendship tree has died.

Metaphor alert! The friendship tree has died. Fourteen months ago, President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron stood on the South Lawn of the White House for the ceremonial planting …


Debra Trujillo-Gilbert: Oh, the places a librarian can take you

Imagine your favorite restaurant without its chef, or the Spokane Symphony without its conductor. Your dinner would probably be less delicious and the symphony might be a bit out of …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for June 12.


Don C. Brunell: 737 Max fix critical to Washington

Last January, Boeing was poised for another record year. The company’s order book burst at the seams. Things seemed to be going Boeing’s way. In 2019, Boeing planned to step …


Michael Gerson: The abortion lobby has taken the first step toward re-electing Donald Trump

One of the largest obstacles to the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election is the radicalism of the Democratic Party on the issue of abortion. By forcing Joe …


Aaron Blake: John Dean’s compelling case for parallels between Trump and Watergate

Former White House counsel John Dean’s opening statement Monday before the House Judiciary Committee laid out a compelling series of parallels between Donald Trump and Watergate.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for June 11.


Robert J. Samuelson: The Democrats’ fairy-tale campaigns

The lessons of the past do not seem to have been absorbed or analyzed with significant rigor. Anyone who has paid the slightest bit of attention knows that government has …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for June 10.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for June 10.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for June 10.