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Bill Forhan
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” Lord Acton. The FBI was founded in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation. From the very beginning some members of Congress were concerned about the formation of a “federal secret police.” It would appear that their concerns were well...
That famous line from the Wizard of Oz rushed into my consciousness when I considered the responses of our local legislators to the firestorm they created by voting for the bill to exclude them from the public records act. Their responses fell into two general categories. First, it is too...
Last Friday the Senate voted 71-28 and the house voted 240-186 in favor of the 2018 budget. President Trump signed it. The problem is the budget represents the first significant break in Trump’s campaign promises. The new budget continues the Federal Governments fiscal irresponsibility by...
Watergate is ancient history to most American voters. Apparently, it has also been forgotten by some of those who lived it. Carl Bernstein was the Washington Post Reporter who was made famous by the “worst political scandal of the 20th century.” Now he dismisses the greatest political scandal of...
Democrats have taken control of the legislature in Washington state and they plan to pass a number of bills that have been held up for years by those troublesome Republicans. Here is a list of some of their agenda: Carbon tax – Liberals have been calling for a carbon tax for years as a program...

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Getting ready for a new year causes all of us to take stock and look at what we need to change. The same is true for our business. Carol and I will be starting our 18th year as owners of NCW Media in 2018. We have been through a lot of changes during that time but the most significant change is...
Judge Roy Moore is still being vilified in the media but there are growing claims that some of his accusers may have lied. It seems some of them had been in his courtroom or had relatives the judge sentenced. But of course I’m sure their memories are vividly clear after 40 years of suffering the...
Judge Ray Moore is guilty. He’s never had a trial. Hasn’t had a chance to make his case to a jury of his peers, but he’s guilty. He’s been accused by a number of women of the crime of being a sexual predator. He’s a man so he’s guilty. Women would never bring such a charge if it just weren’t true...
The NFL players have been expressing their displeasure with America. Make no mistake about this. They claim they are just expressing their concerns about social injustice but they chose to express that concern by showing disrespect for our flag and our national anthem. Military veterans in the...
e details of their tax plan last week. President Trump called it a Christmas present to the American people. Democrats and most journalists called it a gift to the rich. I am disappointed to say that in my 30 plus years in the news business I have found it extremely difficult to find a reporter...

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