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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Lisa Benson

Cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.


Guest Opinion: Spokane cannot afford the City Council’s energy mandate

In October 2017, a group of activists formed a “work group” to draft a proposal mandating that the City of Spokane source 100 percent of our energy from renewables by …


Froma Harrop: Good Republicans must vote for Democrats

The most memorable campaign event I attended in 2016 was a rally for John Kasich in Rhode Island. The participants seemed the cream of the middle class – many old-fashioned …


Rich Lowry: The Turkish hostage crisis

It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice.


Guest Opinion: Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke’s real scandals

The media risk getting the story of Ryan Zinke’s record as Interior secretary wrong. A recent Huffington Post article headlined “Stinky Zinke” describes a slimy trail of scandal Zinke has …


What would Jesus do? Clean house in the Catholic Church.

“Anyone who welcomes one little child like this in my name welcomes me,” said Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. “But anyone who is the downfall of one of these …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s failure to condemn the bigots of the alt-right tars his presidency

How can a president as successful as Donald Trump be so unpopular?


Editorial: The Spokesman-Review isn’t ‘the enemy of the people’

No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.


Robert J. Samuelson: Trump’s no-win trade war

When all is said and done, President Trump’s trade war may be fated to fail. There are many reasons why. One is that the target countries – prominently, China, Japan …


Other Voices: Leaving more than 200 Washington State University students without beds is unacceptable

Washington State University will welcome its largest freshman class ever Wednesday, but students will be greeted with cramped rooms as the university struggles to meet its freshman live-in requirement.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for Tuesday, Aug. 14.


Michael Gerson: The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House

University of Chicago researchers – who clearly have a lot of time on their hands – have found that the use of certain brands and products is a good predictor …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for Wednesday, Aug. 15.


Guest Opinion: Let’s keep the trust between U.S. and Canada

The United States and Canada enjoy a largely free interchange of goods, capital and people between the two countries due to decades of cooperation and trust. Let’s work to keep …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Intolerance can never be up for debate

Donald Trump is a man of famously definite opinions. Whether it be about Mexicans, Muslims or Mueller, he knows what he thinks and isn’t shy about sharing. So it was …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for August 13.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for August 13.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for August 13.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for August 13.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for August 12.


Sheriff Ben Wolfinger: ICE is doing its job: Enforcing our country’s laws

As the president of the Western States Sheriffs’ Association, I have the privilege of representing sheriffs from 16 states west of the Mississippi River on a variety of issues. One …


Robert J. Samuelson: The Age of Malware

Welcome to the Age of Malware. It promises to be a huge downer and, possibly, a great tragedy. For years, we have regarded personal computers, the internet, smartphones and various …


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats have their own foreign espionage problem

Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: With a stronger military and increased support for our veterans, people in Eastern Washington are Better Off Now

Two years ago, I made a promise alongside House Republicans to provide a better way for America’s future by focusing on pro-growth policies like tax cuts and regulatory relief to …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for August 12.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for August 11.


Jonah Goldberg: Are we to blame for the Alex Jones problem?

The behemoths of the internet have shunned Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and paranoia monger. The debate over this cartel-like decision is much larger than Jones now, and it’s taking …


Sosha Lewis: Addiction is a disease. My drug-addicted parents showed me that.

I got out of bed and followed the smell of bacon and the sound of my parents’ voices to the kitchen. The Eagles were harmonizing from the tape deck, and …