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Republicans are embracing many versions of Reaganism
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton appears to be making progress toward regaining control of her campaign after three months in which questions about the past have sometimes overshadowed her focus on the future.
In my last column, I discussed the state budget and related processes. Since then, several readers have asked me to do the same with the Grays Harbor County budget. Okay.
If you’ve read the story, it freaked you out.
Although the Legislature left town July 9, the true end of the session came last Wednesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed the last three of the 363 bills lawmakers managed to pass in their record-setting, 176-day, triple-overtime stint.
The Confederate battle flag has come down in South Carolina, off store shelves and is going, gone or never coming to auto license plates.
The nuclear agreement the U.S. and its allies concluded with Iran on Tuesday isn’t perfect; diplomatic compromises rarely are. The deal allows Iran to continue enriching uranium within limits, but the limits begin to phase out after 10 years. It lifts the international arms embargo on Iran after five years. And it relies heavily on inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency to make sure Iran doesn’t cheat.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — I’ve never written a column like this. Readers rarely believe it, but I am not on any political team. Generosity toward the high and mighty isn’t among my few virtues. But this needs to be said: Americans are lucky to have Barack Obama as president and we should wake up and appreciate it while we can.
Cezar Iordan came to the U.S. from Romania when he was 20.
Long after Barack Obama has left office, the newly minted nuclear agreement with Iran will stand as one of the defining moments of his presidency, along with such successes as the Affordable Care Act and unsolved problems including the rise of terrorist threats after U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.
Last month, I was standing in the Quinault River in my waders. I was flanked by two Quinault tribal members, watching blueback salmon wrestle with the current to return home to spawn. One hundred feet away, a bald eagle landed on the beach to take a rest. Around us were a group of underserved youth and veterans like myself, introducing the youth to the art of fly fishing and the healing powers of nature, rivers, and community.
Amid all of the overheated rhetoric surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriages across the nation, evangelicals have alternated between defiance and a kind of martyrdom.
In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, there was sentiment that the court’s opinion could ignite a new culture war — a Roe v. Wade for a new generation — and polarize parties (and the American electorate) for decades to come. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Hope your Independence Day went well. Mine was good—spent much of it at the Splash Festival, talking to people about national debt, the Declaration and what’s ahead for the Harbor.