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October 28, 2014 at 6:09 AM

GOP candidates: To ignore an election’s outcome is unpatriotic

I read with interest The Seattle Times article “Battle of political ideology pits 4th District GOP rivals,” [Local News, Oct. 18] wherein it states that Clint Didier has declared, “Barack Obama is not my president.” Anyone who considers himself a patriot, anyone who believes in the Constitution, should be able to stand up and say “I…


Comments | More in Election | Topics: Clint Didier, election 2014, GOP

September 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Poverty and immigration in the United States

Immigration increases poverty For clearly good reasons, The Seattle Times has editorialized and covered poverty in this country and region well for many years. [“Column: SNAP and the GOP’s war on the poor,” Opinion, Sept. 24.] But it somehow misses a significant factor at work: circular poverty, the role immigration policy plays in it. We encourage…


Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Bill 744, GOP, immigration

September 25, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Pope Francis encourages Catholic Church to be more inclusive

GOP should learn from pope Pope Francis puts his hands together to acknowledge the crowd as he is driven through St. Peter’s Square Sept. 25, 2013. [AP Photo/Andrew Medichini] If it’s good enough for the pope, it should be good enough for the GOP. [“Pope calls for church to be inclusive, less dogmatic,” page one, Sept….


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Politics, Religion, Republicans | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Catholic, GOP

September 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Wisconsin governor holds think-tank fundraiser

Protesters not losers About 300 people, mostly labor union supporters, protested outside the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gave a speech on Sept. 5, 2013. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] I was in that group of folks who rallied to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presence at an annual fundraiser intended to champion…


Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: GOP, protest, Republicans

July 5, 2013 at 6:00 AM

The Conservative reform movement

Republican reform is an oxymoron E.J. Dionne’s column suggests that the Republican Party may be turning back to the ideas of Edmund Burke, “a philosopher as well as a politician.” [“The original conservative reformer,” Opinion, July 2.] Dionne suggests that Republicans may “have grown impatient with a thin doctrine that sees lower taxes, smaller government and…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: change, conservative, deregulation

April 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Rob McKenna’s advice for Washington state Republicans

Tactics aren’t the main problem When I saw that Rob McKenna used terms like “reset button” and “sober reflection” to introduce his recent Times guest column on the state GOP, I thought perhaps he and his fellow Republicans may be having a true awakening regarding the unfortunate path the GOP has taken in recent years, especially…


Comments | Topics: GOP, McKenna

March 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Seattle’s job boom challenges GOP’s economic policies

City would benefit from less taxation, bureaucracy, waste The notion that Seattle’s economic upturn is a result of its heavy taxation and liberal political climate is ludicrous. Danny Westneat’s premise is that because Seattle’s economy is improving, the fiscal ideology and political leadership must be good [“Seattle’s an inconvenient truth to GOP,” NWSunday, March 24]. The…


Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: GOP, job market

March 24, 2013 at 6:13 AM

GOP could benefit from some empathy

Both Dems and GOP are lacking The two major parties desires to recast themselves to broaden their voter rolls gives me no comfort [“Empathy-challenged Republicans,” Opinion, March 22]. What are those of us already voting getting for our continued support? Our political process is saturated with money from special-interest groups. The notion that our politicians…


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