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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

July 3, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Endorsements: The Seattle Times should look past bipartisans

The Times endorsed the Republican candidate for the 5th Legislative District, Position 2, because of his so-called “moderation” and “experience” [“Magendanz a clear choice for 5th District,” Opinion, Jule 2]. The endorsement begs the broader question: The extremist Republicans who control the state Senate have caused the state to reach gridlock, not unlike what’s…

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Comments | More in Election | Topics: bipartisan, Chad Magendanz, Democrats

May 14, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Republican obsession with Benghazi is disgraceful

The Republicans’ strategy on Benghazi will backfire because it reminds us of the years of deceit and manipulation by the Bush administration leading up to and during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan [“A primer on Benghazi battle: What you need to know,” Nation & World, May 11]. When Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan, the…

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Comments | More in Benghazi | Topics: Benghazi, General Stanley McChrystal, Pat Tillman

May 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Gun rights: Keep Second Amendment, just stop distorting its meaning

Jerry Large is well-intentioned but off the mark [“Common sense calls for repeal of Second Amendment,” Local News, May 1]. The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms, but explicitly for the purpose of maintaining a “well-regulated militia” — just read the text. It certainly does not allow crazy “guns everywhere” policies…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun control, Jerry Large, Michael Perlman

April 22, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Obama’s race: Racial bias not common among conservative groups

Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. asked the rhetorical question, “What would it look like if race played no role in the treatment of president Obama?” ["Race and Obama news coverage," Opinion, April 20]. It’s a legitimate question I’d like to try to answer: As a politically active conservative (not synonymous with Republican), I’ve talked to…

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Comments | More in Race | Topics: conservatives, John Cartmell, Leonard Pitts Jr.

November 24, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Republicans are seeking fair solutions for all immigrants

Protest stunt at Bellevue only heightened tension

Guest columnists Pramila Jayapal and LeeAnn Hall grossly misrepresented the “GOP’s response to the Bellevue protest” [“Why immigration is a major issue for women,” Opinion, Nov. 16].

In fact, my response was swift and oft-quoted by news sources throughout the state: “We are happy to have dialogue with anyone on the important issue of immigration reform … anyone who wants to talk with me can call to schedule an appointment.”

Instead, the writers claimed the “GOP response” was a tweet from the former state party chair, Kirby Wilbur, who no longer lives in Washington state. Simply put, Wilbur’s tweet was a disgrace. While insulting his political enemies, he also insulted Republicans over an issue where there is common ground on both sides of the aisle.

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Comments | More in Bellevue, Immigration, Republicans | Topics: bellevue, immigration, Republicans

September 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Wisconsin governor holds think-tank fundraiser

Protesters not losers I was in that group of folks who rallied to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presence at an annual fundraiser intended to champion his divisive strategies in Wisconsin. [“Conservatives can ‘reclaim’ nation, Wisconsin governor says,” NW Friday, Sept. 6.] Sen. Slade Gorton, the people at that rally were actually what one would call…

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

August 12, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Federal deficit shrinking

Both parties are at fault in Congress In response to Spencer Higley’s letter regarding the federal deficit, in which he says that the reckless spending by our government is due to the Republicans, I’d like to point out that the Democrat-controlled Senate refused to submit a national budget for three years. [“Northwest Voices: Federal deficit...

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: Congress, Democrats, federal deficit

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