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Ann McFeatters: While we fiddle, the earth burns

The United Nations has issued the direst warning for the human race in its history: Climate change is real and happening now and without a massive global effort there no …


Kathleen Parker: Cocktails in the Kanye-Trump asylum

Lately, at least from my perch on the porch, the evening cocktail has become less an aperitif than a medicinal slug made necessary by the alternative of ripping off my …


Ramesh Ponnuru: Angry liberals have no one to blame but themselves

The existence of mirror-image thinking among conservatives doesn’t prove that the progressives’ complaints are wrong. But there are two mistakes that dissatisfied Democrats should avoid making.


Doris Campoverde: An immigrant’s perspective on socialism

As an immigrant, I treasure and am greatly privileged to experience that freedom each day in my adopted country. It’s because of my love for this freedom that the praising …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 13.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 13.


Editorial endorsement: Vote for Spokane’s future: Yes on school and library bonds; north bank for the stadium

Spokane voters have an opportunity to transform their community for the better. A trio of local measures – school bonds, library bonds and a stadium referendum – will appear on …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 12.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

George Will: America’s epidemic of loneliness

If Sen. Ben Sasse is right, the nation’s most-discussed political problem is entangled with the least-understood public health problem. The political problem is furious partisanship. The public health problem is …


Karen Hardy: We need leaders who will fight for our health

I believe our state must defend and improve the consumer protections of the Affordble Care Act, not destroy them.


Stephen L. Carter: The Supreme Court needs term limits

Suddenly everybody wants to explore term limits for Supreme Court justices. Welcome aboard. I’ve been on that train for almost a quarter of a century. The current argument is that …


Michael Gerson: The Kavanaugh coverage exposed cracks in journalism’s foundation

In the recent Supreme Court nomination showdown, American institutions underwent a stress test. And in the media’s coverage, we saw the political equivalent of the collapse of Lehman Bros.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 11.


Editorial endorsement: Vote for Maria Cantwell for U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell has been a solid, hard-working, reasonable, pragmatic senator serving the interests of her constituents across Washington state since 2001. We support her as


Susan Ripley: Prop. 2 will benefit thousands, save many

On Nov. 6, Idahoans have a chance to correct a situation that has imperiled thousands of Idahoans. The general election will give voters the opportunity to vote for the expansion …


Jim Morin

Cartoon for October 10.


Cal Thomas: Susan Collins’ finest hour

In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her …


Tom Toles

Cartoon for October 9.


David Ignatius: Jamal Khashoggi chose to tell the truth. It’s part of the reason he’s beloved.

George Orwell titled a regular column he wrote for a British newspaper in the mid-1940s “As I Please.” Meaning that he would write exactly what he believed. My Saudi colleague …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 8.


Jonathan Bernstein: Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows Republicans’ brutal politics

The big two lessons of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation are that U.S. politics right now is party politics – and that the Republican Party has fully absorbed the style …


Jim Morin

Cartoon for October 8.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 8.


David Von Drehle: I’m all Kavanaughed out. So let’s talk about baseball.

I’m all Kavanaughed out. I hope some good will come of these past few weeks. Perhaps American men now have a better understanding of how common and how damaging sexual …


Trudi Inslee and Jim Theofelis: Spokane County commits to ending youth homelessness by 2022

At this moment, there are 13,000 to 15,000 unaccompanied youths and young adults who are experiencing homelessness in Washington state.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for October 7.


Colbert I. King: Stepping out of the shadows of my depression

I don’t know much about Jason Kander, except what I read about him in the news. A former Army intelligence officer and Afghanistan veteran. First millennial to win a statewide …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for October 6.


Mark A. Perry: The Brett Kavanaugh I know

The Brett Kavanaugh I’ve known since 1991 is a good and decent man, a principled and disciplined jurist, and a rigorous and careful thinker. His nomination reflects the unparalleled record …


Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new, tantalizing claim about Kavanaugh shows what utter madness this is

What is utterly crazy here is that we have no way of evaluating any claims made about the FBI investigation into claims against Brett Kavanaugh either way, because we are …