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August 23, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Actions by Republican politicians questioned

The secret weapon Danny Westneat wonders about the Oregon and Washington Republicans’ minds, their tabula studio. [“GOP veers right down wrong road,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 21.] They, as well as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, are the Democrats’ secret weapons. Thank you, Republicans. James Behrend, Bainbridge Island The left is loony, too Danny Westneat nailed it: Republicans are…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: conservative, Danny Westneat, democrat

July 30, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Scaling the income ladder

Republican politics needed Lynne Varner’s column states that a number of factors drive success, or lack thereof, including education and family conditions and thriving communities and cities. [“Scaling the income ladder: the geography of success,” Opinion, July 26.] Varner’s solution is to break through barriers by offering better economic conditions to the parents of struggling, low-income…


Comments | More in Economy | Topics: democrat, economic conditions, income ladder

July 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Sen. Tom suggests fining for special sessions

Political move is either irony or hypocrisy The Legislature had special sessions because Democrats control the House and Republicans control, narrowly, the Senate. [“Time to fine dawdling lawmakers? Sen. Tom thinks so,” NW Wednesday, July 10.] The Legislature split when Sen. Rodney Tom won the election as a Democrat, but then joined the Republican caucus. Sen. Tom…


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July 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Changing loyalties in the Legislature

Citizens’ response is underwhelming I haven’t seen any significant signs of upset caused by the change of party allegiance by Sens. Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon. [“Time to fine dawdling lawmakers? Sen. Tom thinks so,” NW Wednesday, July 10.] Imagine if you will, a ballgame between the Mariners and the Red Sox that included the following…


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