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Dan Dunne: Don’t let feds roll back efficient car standards

I urge Gov. Inslee to respond to the federal assault on cleaner cars by ensuring Washington has a business environment that draws on the imagination of inventors like Edison and …


Rick Hegdahl: Thanks for keeping our service members first

Thank you, Rep. Adam Smith and Sen. Maria Cantwell for following in Sen. McCain’s footsteps by exhibiting true bipartisanship and ensuring that the National Defense Authorization Act remains focused only …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 10.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A corporation takes a risk to support a man who gave up his career for justice

Colin Kaepernick risked his career to make us see. Now Nike risks its bottom line to support him.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for September 10.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 10.


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for September 10.


Marc A. Thiessen: To the New York Times op-ed writer: If you can’t serve honorably, don’t serve at all

The anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed declares that he and his co-conspirators are being “unsung heroes” fighting on the inside to “preserve our democratic institutions.” In fact, …


Michael Gerson: We are a superpower run by a simpleton

If you prick Donald Trump, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 9.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for September 8.


Don C. Brunell: Much-needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective.


Nikki Haley: When I challenge the president, I do it directly

The author of the anonymous “resistance” op-ed published this week in the New York Times might think he or she is doing a service to the country. I strongly disagree.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for September 8.


Froma Harrop: The silly debate about socialism

A handful of lefty candidates are calling themselves socialists without a single radical socialistic item on their promise lists. They seem to have little idea of what socialism is. And …


Caroline Woodwell: Better Spokane can do better

Michael Cathcart, executive director of Better Spokane, says that Spokane cannot afford the City Council’s energy mandate (“Spokane can’t afford City Council’s energy plan,” Aug. 18, 2018). He is wrong. …


Tom Toles

Cartoon for September 7.


Dana Milbank: Never have we seen such a spectacle

Donald Trump would quash such dissent as was heard at the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. But America is still free, and the people will be heard.


Paul Waldman: Donald Trump’s war on workers far from over

What is the state of the American worker, and what is the Trump administration doing for them? Or rather, what is the administration doing to them?


Pam Roylance: Idaho’s horse industry relies on a healthy horse racing environment

The initiative to save Idaho horse racing is now Proposition 1 on this November’s ballot. It’s time for all of us – those who signed it, who love horses and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Letters: Pettit hits mark on well-spoken English

Dear Stefanie, Does it bother you at all to see the complete disappearance of the word “might”? As in: “last week, when I was in Seattle, I thought I may …


Clarence Page: Trump predicts violence from the left in November. That’s rich

Is he serious? Does President Donald Trump really think there will be “violence” from the left if Republicans lose control of Congress in the November midterms? Isn’t the whole point …


Kathleen Parker: Advise and dissent

If you missed Day One of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing, just try to imagine a mud-wrestling contest attended by banshees howling at the referee.


Bruce Speight: Trump administration’s Dirty Power Plan abdicates federal responsibility to protect Americans from climate change

As communities across Washington deal with raging wildfires and unhealthy air quality, President Donald Trump is turbocharging climate change by enacting a “Dirty Power Plan.” While many states, cities and …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for September 5.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 5.


McKay Cunningham: The newest umpire

John Roberts was mesmerizing. His confirmation hearing to be the next chief justice before the Senate Judiciary Committee lasted two days, during which Roberts seemed strangely at ease. The senators …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for September 4.


Max Boot: It’s not about Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court isn’t about his judicial philosophy, it’s about political outcomes.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 3.