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Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision. Maybe it’s the constitutional commotion ignited by President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order.
There are at least four major ways to interpret the Constitution and numerous varieties in between: originalism, textualism, fundamental principles and modernism.
There is a small restaurant on 6th Avenue in Tacoma called the Southern Kitchen. It is African-American owned and been there for decades.
I guess all good things must come to an end. I’m saddened to read that the public swimming pool in Sumner will finally close for good.
By writing this letter, I am speaking up to encourage an examination of two recent immigration decisions either being considered or already made by President Trump.
The target is the 1 percent cap on property tax hikes which voters embraced and legislators etched into law a decade ago in spite of concerns it would weaken a historic pillar of financing that cities, counties and the state rely upon.
During the late 1940s and 1950s, Americans feared nuclear war.
Change is in the air. President Trump is in the midst of seeking to fulfill his campaign promises as quickly as possible. His supporters are hopeful that our new president will shake up Washington and restore greatness to America.
In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit of change in the climate and landscape of Washington politics.
The reinstating and revoking of the “Global Gag Rule” on abortion can probably be considered an American tradition, having been reinstated and revoked a total of six times since it first came about in 1984.
How important is trust to you? It is very important to me. At one point in my life, I discovered that a person I trusted completely had lied to me. Once trust is lost, it is very difficult to restore.
As of today, Wednesday, there are only 90-plus days remaining in the regular session, even less when you figure lawmakers won’t work many weekends.
The bad apple spoils the bunch. It’s a general rule that applies to a whole bunch of situations, from religion to politics to civil rights. This last week, Buzzfeed stepped up to fill the role of the bad apple for the media.
The Senate will soon hold hearings to determine if Georgia Congressman Tom Price will be our country’s next Secretary of Health and Human Services. As HHS Secretary, this cabinet position has a direct impact on how the Trump Administration prioritizes the fight to end Alzheimer’s, a cause close to my heart.
Contrary to popular belief, the Supreme Court is not the only branch with the power to interpret the Constitution.
When Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner recently announced his decision to retire at the end of next year it was more than just a well-earned and significant milestone, it was another step in a historic career for the highly respected Puget Sound born-and-raised leader.
What do dogs and cats tell us about ourselves? These two creatures are the most popular pets among people around the world. Did you ever wonder why?
A politically contentious investigation by Congressional Republicans into the practices of Planned Parenthood and procuring of fetal tissue for research quietly concluded last week.
In the late 1960s to the early 1970s when I was a youth, I belonged to a very strict religious organization that prophesized the imminent return of Christ, and the destruction of the United States.
This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.
Not having been in attendance at any of the meetings but having seen similar situations play out, I’d like to offer a couple of comments on what I have read in your columns and letters to the editor.
“Trump makes people uncomfortable. It’s what he does best, in fact. But how this quality applies to foreign policy is a question that merits deeper exploration than knee-jerk displays of stricken disbelief.”
A fierce fight is under way for the top leadership post of the Washington state Democratic Party.
Have you noticed since the results of the Nov. 8 election, we have experienced shifting paradigms?
Christmas used to be so easy as a kid
Liberalism vs. conservatism has been replaced by globalization vs. nationalism in America today. At least that is what George Friedman asserts in his Nov. 30, 2016, “Friedman’s Weekly” article entitled, “Nationalism, Internationalism and the New Politics.”
“I don’t like feminism,” my neighbor told me after I showed him…
I got a kick out of Rich Elfers’ column of Nov. 23 trying to explain to a Seattle Times columnist why Black Diamond and Enumclaw were pro-Trump in contrast to the rest of King County.
Officially, Gov. Jay Inslee’s second term doesn’t get under way for another month. Practically, it begins this week when he releases his proposed budget for the 2017-19 biennium.
Recently Yarrow Bay/Oak Pointe spent money on a favor for the Mayor to file a lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond, which she was glad about. Since when does a mayor welcome a lawsuit against her own city?
In Enumclaw, our stormwater ends up in the White and Green rivers. We all have an interest in protecting these waters from pollutants like parking lot runoff with antifreeze, oil and transmission fluid in it.
“No new utility taxes!” That was the mantra of several businesses during…
…or anyday etiquette.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
With Thanksgiving still a warm memory, we take a few moments to consider those with reason to be thankful for what transpired this past election season.
The wonderful thing to come out of all this is a profoundly new appreciation for the helpfulness and kindness of our police.
48.7 percent of Enumclaw voters chose Trump over Clinton, who received 43.8 percent.
Will the Roadkill Caucus be reborn in 2017? This is not idle…
I don’t believe in PolitiFacts, fact finding groups or any polls.
Donald Trump won with a message of hope and change. Ironic as…
We are still a republic of sovereign states.
I am one of the lucky few who became a citizen, and I can honestly say I am the American dream.
Are you a victim of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? Did you engage in confirmation bias during this political season?
A super PAC supporting Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has redirected hundreds of thousands of dollars from the governor’s race into getting more Democrats elected to the Legislature.
“Patriotically correct”? A new right-wing term to compete with the left-wing “politically correct”? Actually, no. Some Donald Trump conservatives have come up with the new catchword to describe their position. Understanding the origin of the terms can give us an insight into the thinking of some on the right in this highly-charged election year.
Republican Bill Bryant is running out of time in his quest to become Washington's next governor.
Republican Bill Bryant is running out of time in his quest to become Washington’s next governor.