Mon, Sep 27, 2010
Expiring Bush tax cuts will hit Washingtonians hard
How would you like to do nothing and receive $2.8 trillion?
Mon, Sep 20, 2010
Washington students would benefit from charter schools
In the competition for $3.4 billion in education grants under President Obama’s Race to the Top, Washington is near the bottom. We ranked 32nd out of the 36 states that applied.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010
A jobs strategy that both parties can agree on
Tue, Sep 7, 2010
Climate Policy Wars:
People want affordable solutions
Mon, Aug 30, 2010
Jobless benefits a vicious cycle for employers
Finding a job is the best substitute for an unemployment check, but as more and more Americans exhaust their jobless benefits, employment opportunities remain sparse.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010
Taxing tans causes confusion, health risks
Fri, Jul 30, 2010
Never forget that free enterprise makes america tick
Just before my father died, I asked him why he kept repeating stories about his childhood and his life.
Mon, Jul 26, 2010
Protecting sources means protecting the public
During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making a lot of sense.
Tue, Jul 20, 2010
Ask any wildland firefighter and they’ll swear by their “pulaski,” a tool that combines an axe and a mattock (similar to a pickaxe).
Tue, Jul 13, 2010
Voters Can Reset Government This Fall
The lame argument of this election year is if private stores like Costco are allowed to sell liquor, underage drinking will explode.
Tue, Jul 6, 2010
Nuclear power gaining new life
GUEST | EDITORIAL
Mon, Jun 28, 2010
After passage, we learn the true cost of federal health care reform
Liberals and conservatives agreed on one thing during the health care debate: the cost of health care in the United States is not sustainable. Last year we spent $2.2 trillion, or 17% of the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP), on health care.
Tue, Jun 22, 2010
We don’t need income tax
This fall Washington voters will likely again be asked to pass a state income tax. Tax proponents want to impose a tax of 5 percent on people with yearly incomes over $200,000 and on couples with incomes over $400,000. The rate would rise to 9 percent at the $500,000 and $1 million levels.
Mon, Jun 14, 2010
Public employee pensions: a ticking time bomb
Most people know that our $13 trillion national debt is endangering America’s credit rating and pushing the United States closer to bankruptcy.
Tue, Jun 8, 2010
Medicare payment board needs fixing
Those who opposed the healthcare bill are currently debating whether “repeal and replace” should be the clarion call in the coming election.
Tue, Jun 1, 2010
Mistake to bypass the moon
Cancelling the Constellation program - the successor to America’s historic space shuttle program—is a huge mistake, but that is exactly what President Obama plans to do.
Mon, May 17, 2010
Economic landmines buried in federal legislation
As legislators and others comb through the massive health-care reform law, they are finding little-known provisions that will have a big impact on the American people and our economy.
Tue, May 11, 2010
Too much wind power in the northwest?
Could Washington and Oregon’s growing fleet of wind turbines become too much of a good thing? Perhaps.
Mon, Apr 19, 2010
Our state has a lot riding on the 787
GUEST | EDITORIAL
Mon, Apr 12, 2010
Big companies take advantage of cute kids while fundraising
Just as I was typing out the title for this here little rant of mine, I realized how truly ironic it is that “fundraiser” contains the word “fun,” because really, there is nothing “fun” about using kids to peddle goods, no matter how you look at it.
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