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Too many years in the Senate and Speaker Mitch McConnell doesn’t seem to recognize the American public has grown impatient. Recently he told a local Rotary club that President Trump “had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.” Seriously? We just went...
Laura Ingraham asked a Republican an interesting question last week. She pointed out that Republicans always try to appeal to voters with numbers and logic while Democrats always try to make their appeal based on emotion. Democrats, for example, drag out the story of some individual with a...

Bill Forhan
  American’s can sense a bad deal when they see it. Obamacare is a bad deal. American’s have been calling for repeal for the last three elections. They have not been calling for a repeal and replace.  Politicians keep saying they can cut health care costs by eliminating the profit motive. Well,...
It was only a few weeks ago that I published an opinion warning about the threat to our freedom posed by the climate change/global warming insanity. The problem is that our government and our media have become addicted to the concept that humans are causing irreparable harm to our environment. Harm...
With over 30 years in the news business it is clear to me that most journalists today do not understand their role in the traditional American system. I am not sure exactly where they went astray but they have clearly lost their way. It is not the responsibility of the media to make or break a...
Finally, the entrenched bureaucracy is being dismantled. FBI Director James Comey is not the first to go and hopefully not the last. He is just the biggest fish so far. This is what most Americans were calling for when they voted for Trump. Democrats are trying to spin this as some sort of...
The Republicans have finally introduced a bill to replace the un-Affordable Care Act. It is far from perfect and what ultimately gets passed will undoubtedly be substantially modified. Here is a brief summary of the provisions of the bill passed by the House: It eliminates the tax penalty for...
A few individuals wrote to me this week threatening to cancel their subscriptions because we had an advertisement in the newspaper opposing Planned Parenthood. One writer said she did not want this kind of “political propaganda” in her local newspaper. There are a couple of serious issues here....
So in his first effort to drain the swamp, the swamp wins. President Trump has decided to let Obamacare explode. Couldn’t get the votes needed to pass a bill to repeal it so he agreed to pull the bill. The first problem with that is nobody actually had to go on the record as voting for or against...
On Friday Governor Inslee signed the bill extending the 28 percent levy lid until 2019. Without the extension local schools were expected to lose about $358 million in revenue across the state. The bill came with strong support from the legislature having passed 48 to 1 in the Senate and 87 to 10...

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