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Trump v. Dems: ‘Racist’ and ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she’ll defend Israel, combat socialism as Congressional rep to U.N.

The congresswoman will be one of two lawmakers who will join the permanent U.S. ambassador in official proceedings from the international body. McMorris Rodgers said she will support Israel’s right …


Eyeing 2020, White House steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Dems

As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.”


Trump to warn of ‘dangers of socialism’ in speech

U.S. President Donald Trump will warn of “the dangers of socialism” Monday in a speech in support of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police commissioner vows to arrest anyone passing out socialist flyer calling for ‘social revolution’

Under cover of night, Spokane radicals distributed handbills throughout downtown calling for, among other things, “Social Revolution.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Miner disappears in risky walk over railroad bridge

Two men walked across the Spokane & Inland Empire railroad bridge, while another man “walked on the planks laid lengthwise on the ties outside the rails.” Little did he realize …


Oscar Haupt: Another perspective on socialism

Socialism does not take away the freedom of anyone. What takes away freedom is authoritarian governments. I believe that it does not matter whether they hide behind socialism or capitalism. …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Ad watch: Nicaraguan visits 30 years ago continue to fuel misleading ads against Congress challenger Lisa Brown

Radio ads tie Brown to the Sandinistas, a group that seized power in the Central American country in 1979. They draw from a 1990 article written about Brown’s time in …


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 …


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 …


100 years ago in Western Washington: Spokane socialists tarred and feathered

It was clearly dangerous to be a recruiter for the Nonpartisan League. Two of the socialist organization’s state leaders, from Spokane, were tarred and feathered during a recruiting trip to …


100 years ago in Spokane: Deputies search for midwife who ‘performed illegal operation’ that resulted in death of teen

Dr. Mary Swartz, a Spokane “pioneer midwife,” was facing criminal charges for performing “an illegal operation” which resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl. However, Dr. Swartz was nowhere …


100 years ago in Spokane: Socialists cancel lecture of noted socialist because he backs war with Germany

Spokane socialists angrily canceled the lecture of noted English socialist John Spargo. Why? Because he recently came out in favor of war against Germany.


100 years ago in Spokane: Army official talks war to a crowd of socialists

The army commandant at Fort George Wright addressed a huge crowd of Spokane socialists and delivered a message that many opposed.


Charles Krauthammer: Voters revolting from seven years of Obama

Trump, Sanders feed on discontent, but the presidential candidates offer only magic.


Dana Milbank: Clinton must beat ‘socialist’ Sanders

Clinton a dreary candidate, but would defeat demogogue Trump.


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago Labor firebrand Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was back in Spokane – six years after being jailed during Spokane’s Free Speech Fight – and was more …


Protesters call for $15 minimum wage

Marchers took to the streets of the nation’s cities Wednesday evening in support of a $15 an hour minimum wage, following a similar if much smaller rally in Spokane earlier …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Eugene V. Debs, the famous socialist, spoke to a packed house at Spokane’s Central Christian Church, and he delivered plenty of provocative statements.


Capitalism and socialism wed as words of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to the election, socialism and capitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Webster’s most looked-up words of 2012. Traffic for the unlikely pair on the company’s website …