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Considering the death of socialism | Rich Elfers

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:54PM

Karl Marx’s theory of socialism died in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. It died in all but name in China after the Tiananmen Square massacre in the summer of 1989.

 

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Nothing quite like bringing in bales | In The Day

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 1:00PM

Driving past the first fields of perfectly-formed, rectangular hay bales evoked many memories for this farm kid. If you’ve never done it before, putting in hay is a grueling, hot, sticky, sweaty mess.

U.S. Supreme Court preserves insurance for millions of consumers | Office of the Insurance Commissioner

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) preserves vital subsidies for more than 6 million individuals, ensuring them access to coverage they can afford. A decision against federally-run exchanges would’ve thrown our health insurance system into chaos and jeopardized vital coverage for millions.

Beware the danger | Editorial Cartoon

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 9:20AM

The dangers of fireworks are real. Be careful this 4th of July!

Time to get rid of high-stakes tests | Washington Senators

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 10:00AM

The more than 60,000 high school seniors who graduate here in Washington state this month are to be commended for 12 years of successfully completing dozens of courses. Thousands other high school seniors will not graduate with their classmates, however, even though they successfully completed the same courses as the students who are graduating. These thousands of seniors will not be allowed to graduate solely because they failed one or more state-required, high-stakes tests.

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