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President Trump's State of the Union Speech was immensely popular with the viewers of some of the most liberal media in the country. According to a CBS poll 76 percent of those watching approved of the speech, including 30 percent of those who call themselves Democrats. CNN similarly reported 76...
If you are going to challenge the political system be sure you have a lot of money and the help of a major law firm. Otherwise, you are in for a fight you cannot win. It appears Attorney General Bob Ferguson continues his legal persecution of political activist Tim Eyman. Last week he requested the...
A couple of unsolicited emails came across my desk this week that reinforced my column from last week. One was new. One was old. In fact the old one was so old I had forgotten about it and had to do some research to verify its authenticity. The new one was an oped from my friend Roger Harnack...
  One of the most sacred principles of the American justice system is that an individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The concept is embedded in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights – the first ten Amendments to the Constitution that protect our individual freedoms from abuse...
I received an email from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office today claiming I had made an inaccurate statement in my column. Here is the substance of the email: The writer incorrectly states that our office is asking the court to prohibit Mr. Eyman from all political activity. In fact, we ask...
One of the most sacred principles of the American justice system is that an individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The concept is embedded in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights – the first ten Amendments to the Constitution that protect our individual freedoms from abuse by...
As families gather for the Thanksgiving Holiday they often take time to count their blessings. It is a wonderful tradition that we all take too little time to truly consider. This year I find it is a tradition that deserves our special attention as we consider the passionate arguments that have...
I’ve heard it for years now. The Internet is killing newspapers. It’s only a matter of time before the Internet will replace the printed word. Actually as it turns out, the Internet is the best thing that could have happened to local community papers like ours. Let’s look at some of the reasons why...
For decades our foreign policy has been built on the concept of buying peace. Years of negotiations with terrorists like Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il and his marvelous son Kim Jong Un has produced nothing but increasingly greater threats. The message should be clear to anyone who is...
Nothing has stirred up the American people lately like the current call by the America hating left to tear down monuments. The hypocrisy of such an action is apparently lost on the “progressives” demanding it. Book burning has been practiced by some of the worst dictatorial regimes in history...

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