Opinion

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‘Don’t Look Up’ is reality right now

We yawn as we drift toward doom. The news is relentless, for those who deign to pay attention. For instance, scientists discovered last month that… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2022

 

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Miss America pageant does not exploit women

2021 marked the centennial anniversary of the Miss America pageant. Perhaps it was only fitting that Emma Broyles, a 21-year-old college student from Anchorage, became… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2022

 

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Painful to watch Build Back Better failure

Build Back Better, the centerpiece of President Biden’s ambitious domestic legislative agenda, has become Build Back Later…maybe. What was to have been the administration’s history-making… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2022

 

Replace state’s Long-Term Care Law

The first order of business for the state legislature should be to replace its new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov. Jay Inslee… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2022
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We need to make sure Jan. 6 doesn’t happen again

On Jan. 6, 2021, Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle was at his desk at the Longworth House Office Building near the U.S. Capitol when he heard… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2022
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We’ve got our eyes on you – 2022

Hello, 2022. We hope you’re not expecting to get the honeymoon treatment that most New Years have gotten throughout history. You see, 2022, most of… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2022
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The good old days: ‘Sanford and Sons’ reruns

A YouTube video magically transported me back to what I was watching on Jan. 13, 1972. The clip from NBC’s “Flip Wilson Show” features Flip… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2022
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Christmas standards need to be more woke

Another Christmas has come and gone. Once again we got excited about the glittering decorations and the music and the Santa cookies. But you know,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2022
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Lawmakers need to fix college tuition scam

Tis the season for giving — or, for some legislators, a good time to demand that the government force taxpayers to give others a large… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2022
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New laws go in many different directions

The pastiche of new state laws taking effect as the New Year begins underscores how different we are — at least in the eyes of… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2022
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A list of grievances, no matter how Smollett is

Back by lukewarm demand, for all of you Festivus enthusiasts, it’s time for the annual airing of grievances. For Jussie Smollett and anyone else contemplating… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021
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Baby New Year gives me the creeps

Perhaps one reason I never get invited to New Year’s Eve parties is that I tend to overanalyze things. Take Baby New Year (a.k.a. “Bundle… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021
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Public needs to know opinion programming isn’t news

For years, it’s been black letter law in journalistic ethics: Never use your position, insight or knowledge to aid or advise public figures – particularly… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021
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Taking a jab at top stories of 2021

Yes, it’s that time again when I reminisce about the important events that have transpired over the past 12 months, like how in the world… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021
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Trivia test for the end of 2021

Has this been a great year or what? Don’t answer. Thanks to the work of the House’s Jan. 6 committee, and thanks to our still-free… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021
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Where are all the heroes? They’re hidden in plain site

A recent Reddit thread discusses the lack of heroes in modern society, but the truth is we have plenty of heroes. It’s true that in… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021
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Accusations are not facts; Stop CBFT time

I regularly deal with women who’ve been sexually abused in other countries. Many of them do not report the assaults to law enforcement because in… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2021
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GOP hypocrites regarding help to their states

Rand Paul has long been a laughable lightweight – at Senate hearings, Dr. Fauci beats him up on a regular basis – but now he… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2021
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If you’re realistic you can move mountains

I distinctly remember what I ate for supper on Christmas Eve 50 years ago. Not the entrée perhaps, but certainly the vegetable. My mother served… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2021
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You’re never too old to believe in the magic of Santa

Children all over the United States are wringing their iPhone-calloused hands over the possibility that Santa might not make it this year because he’s trapped… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2021
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