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November 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Congress: Republicans need to stop throwing mud and get to work

I think the latest round of Republican theatrics in Congress (suing the president) demonstrates a real lack of vision for the people of this country [“House GOP sues Obama administration on health law,” Nation & World, Nov. 21]. Throwing mud and sand at the president and all his ideas is not really a viable…

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Comments | More in Health care | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Congress, health care

November 17, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Midterm elections: Parties should govern, not obstruct

Reading E.J. Dionne Jr.’s column in The Times reinforced how casually we as voters take the partisan behavior of our two political parties [“Don’t govern on fantasies,” Opinion, Nov. 9]. Dionne quotes a National Review articles as follows: “If voters come to believe that a Republican Congress and a Democratic president are doing…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: Congress, David Miller, Democrats

November 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Midterm election: Republicans invent their own rules

What Republican majority? [“Discontented voters hand Senate to Republicans,” Nation & World, Nov. 4]. Please recall that four years ago, obstructionist Republicans invented the permanent 60-seat majority in the Senate. Even the most optimistic result of Tuesday’s election puts them way below that magic number. Did Republicans really think that they could dish out…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, Hans Aschenbach

November 7, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Midterm elections: All Republicans have done is sabotage Obama

I am struck by the number of items on guest columnist George Nethercutt’s list of goals that could have already been achieved except for the intransigence of Republicans led by House Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in the Senate [“What Republicans need to accomplish now that they control Congress,” Opinion, Nov. 5]. The…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, midterm elections

November 6, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Midterm elections: Repudiation of Obama’s leadership

Super Tuesday’s midterm elections might just have well been Blue Monday for President Obama, as Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate after election results were finally tabulated [“Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell weigh move to new committees,” Local News, Nov. 5]. Candidate Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 as an agent of “change,” and the…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, Democrats, maria cantwell

September 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Iraq: Let’s learn from our mistakes

The current issues in Iraq causing us to consider military intervention were foretold by our military leaders and our previous sitting president as likely to occur if our military left too early [“Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut,” Nation & World, Sept. 10]. Now we are paying for doing just that. I heard…

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Comments | More in Iraq war | Topics: Congress, iraq, Islamic State

August 8, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Congress: Support is so low for incumbents, challengers could do better

The Times recently recapped its congressional endorsements [“Seattle Times editorial board recommendations for 2014 primary,” Opinion Northwest, July 16]. In every one of the eight races, the endorsement was for the incumbent. Fairness dictates that the record of the current 113th Congress be included: as the lowest level of legislative accomplishment in the last 40 years, far…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: Congress, election, endorsements

July 18, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Primary election: U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is not a moderate

In The Times’ editorial endorsing U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert for re-election, some of the statements lacked support [“Re-elect Reichert, but with a message, Opinion, July 16]. While Reichert has been hailed as a moderate who represents a purple district, he has joined extremist factions in his party on multiple crucial votes. He has supported…

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Comments | More in Congress | Topics: 2014 primary, Congress, Olivia Engle

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