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So President Trump lies and he womanizes and he has not too much class when it comes to showing empathy to storm victims or shooting victims or any victims and he perhaps has a few shady business dealings in his past. Okay, I'll give all of his critics that much. Other than that, oh yea, and that...
Is one life worth losing billions of dollars in munitions sales? That is the question in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of the dynastic regime that rules that nation with an iron grip. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the man in the center of it all...
During a recent game of "telephone" played in a church workshop meant to explain problems with human communication, someone whispered in my ear that I had ED. I said to myself - Wow! I have Extraordinary Deception! When I exclaimed my delight at discovering my newfound gift out loud in church the...
To all those who gave it their best as candidates for various offices in the primaries remember this, you are still respected the morning after your defeat. It is always best to try at something which could lead to failure than to just sit on the couch and complain. Of course, those who want to...
The cover of Time magazine last week offered a doctored photo showing President Trump standing over a crying baby with a tag line - Welcome to America. It has inspired outrage by the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd. Problem is it is factually flawed. In other words it is fake news. News...
Many years ago a Black guy was nearly beat to death by  bunch of cops in LA. Afterwards he simply said, "Why can't we all just get along?" Of course he was given a ton of money for his illegal treatment and lived the good life thereafter. Eventually he partied too much and was found dead in his...

Dan Newhouse, U. S. Congressman
In the U.S., 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose. Due to the rise in fatal overdoses, life expectancy in the U.S. has recently fallen. The problem affects our communities in Central Washington: According to the Washington Department of Health, from 2012 to 2016, opioid overdoses...

Apples to Apples Gary Begin
What is the benefit of being a "Compassionate Conservative"? It shows that you understand those less fortunate who do certain things to get by in life, but some of those "things," may be hard to swallow. I am a dual Canadian-American citizen, but served in the American military and have spent 59...
ean? It refers to the ability of terminally-ill patients, who after having exhausted all other options and who are unable to participate in a clinical trial involving certain drugs, to access experimental drugs or therapy. The Right to Try offers the freedom to access medicine that is still in the...
China has the Great Wall and we, our Great Will ... as in, "Will the new trade war bring back the Great Depression? Locally, "Will tariffs on aluminum bring Alcoa back to the Wenatchee Valley? Will tariffs on steel bring back the glory days of American heavy industry? China has had the Great Wall...

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