The excitement is building. Only a few more weeks until the long-awaited mid-term elections, which Republicans hope will mean they take over the Senate and smite President Barack Obama even harder.
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As an active, albeit measured, user of social media, I’ve been skeptical of arguments that online forums like Facebook and Twitter are the great equalizer.
This is a letter for the kind people who came to help after my little dog was viciously attacked by two pitbulls near the Post Office here in Aberdeen in August. I’m sorry to not have gotten your names, but I so appreciate and want to thank them: to the people in a car who called the police; the woman who brought me a clean towel to wrap him in; the woman who came forward as a witness to this; and the man who contacted the vet, drove us to get a ride, and offered us a ride to Olympia if needed.
Among prospective Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Paul Ryan is unique. He puts policy ahead of politics.
The world is filled with controversies, and not all of them are equally compelling, much less legitimate. Having a bully pulpit carries with it the obligation to choose, wisely, the subject of rumination.
We’ve had plenty of rhetorical villains since the fatal police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, grandstanders stirring up fear in vengeful tones, and we’ve ha violence and looting, mostly by nonresidents taking advantage of a tragedy to enrich themselves. But we’ve had heroes, too, and, at the young man’s funeral, we had calls for engaged citizenship and a stop to community disruption.
My son explained the gig this way: People are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves, filming it and posting the videos online. Then they tag three others, who have 24 hours to do the same or pay up. They’re doing this in the name of ALS.
I am ashamed that our government and news media continue to support Israel in its genocide against the Palestinians. How many bloody civilian women and children does it take to bring shame on Israelis?
Why did the Ferguson Police Department leave the body of Michael Brown uncovered in the hot street after a police officer killed him?
It’s August, and most of the federal government is on vacation.
We appreciate The Daily World keeping us informed about moving the Enchanted Valley Chalet.
The events that have recently overtaken Ferguson, Mo., have exposed much more than just the vestiges of racial distrust and strained law enforcement-citizen relationships.
For several years, debate over President Barack Obama’s international policies has followed a simple partisan pattern.
Oh no! The United States is falling behind in yet another big area — commercial use of drones. (Those things that buzz around and gather information and drop bombs overseas but don’t yet deliver Amazon packages.)
There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: “lame duck.”