Opinion

Trump much more moral, honest than Clinton | Letter to the Editor

I don’t believe in PolitiFacts, fact finding groups or any polls.

  • Nov 21, 2016

Trump’s message appealed to the ignored majority

Donald Trump won with a message of hope and change. Ironic as that sounds, that was his message: “Make America great again” is really a… Continue reading

Electoral College worked as designed

We are still a republic of sovereign states.

Tough road to understanding our own bias

Are you a victim of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? Did you engage in confirmation bias during this political season?

Walking in the shoes of immigrants | Our Corner

I am one of the lucky few who became a citizen, and I can honestly say I am the American dream.

Talking about words and meaning | Rich Elfers

“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.

Democratic PAC aims for Senate

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.

Hour glass about empty for Bryant | Jerry Cornfield

Republican Bill Bryant is running out of time in his quest to become Washington's next governor.

Hour glass about empty for Bryant | Jerry Cornfield

Republican Bill Bryant is running out of time in his quest to become Washington’s next governor.

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

Current political nastiness isn’t new | Rich Elfers

Surreal seems to be the proper word to describe this current presidential election cycle, whatever your political party. There have been accusations of it being rigged, with two highly distrusted and unpopular candidates each accusing the other of lying. There are revelations through damaging videos, past sex scandals, members of one political party publicly bailing on their prime candidate, an illegal email server, embarrassing WikiLeaks hacks and accusations of Russian interference.

  • Oct 26, 2016
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All leaders need integrity | Rich Elfers

Get ready – I am going to mix religion and politics in this column.

  • Oct 21, 2016
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Undecided: Neither candidate is the answer | Lady and the Trump

Choice is a dubious notion to begin with. Most Americans feel their choices are becoming slimmer.

  • Oct 19, 2016

Trump: Time for a blunt president to unite our country | Lady and the Trump

Donald Trump is the best choice for president.

  • Oct 19, 2016

Clinton: Her beliefs, experience make her the right choice | Lady and the Trump

So often in this unusual presidential debate we have come across apologetic endorsements. People who support Trump or Hillary but only to avoid endorsing the other candidate or because "their" candidate did not win their party nomination.

  • Oct 19, 2016

Has the presidential debates changed how you will

Republican Bill Bryant is running out of time in his quest to become Washington's next governor.

  • Oct 19, 2016

Undecided: Neither candidate is the answer | Lady and the Trump

Choice is a dubious notion to begin with. Most Americans feel their choices are becoming slimmer. Do we really have a choice anymore to refuse the disproportionally crippling and life-denying debt needed to advance our life goals? No. Do we and our families have or have ever had a choice to pay taxes? No – but wealthy tax cheats and large corporations do. And more importantly, do our votes really count in the way of affecting every level of representative government?

Trump: Time for a blunt president to unite our country | Lady and the Trump

Over the past eight years, we have become a divided country. We are on the verge of race wars. We need a leader who can unite us. We have become an international laughing stock. Our allies don't trust us and our enemies don't fear us. Trump will reverse this.

Clinton: Her beliefs, experience make her the right choice | Lady and the Trump

So often in this unusual presidential debate we have come across apologetic endorsements. People who support Trump or Hillary but only to avoid endorsing the other candidate or because "their" candidate did not win their party nomination.