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Category: Pro/con
November 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Civil Disagreement: Washington Supreme Court on gun rights for an accused shooter

Civil Disagreement is an occasional feature of the Seattle Times Editorial Page. Here editorial writers Lynne K. Varner and Bruce Ramsey come down on opposite sides of a recent Washington Supreme Court ruling supporting state law forbidding guns to persons arrested for, but not yet convicted of, a gun crime.

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Comments | More in Civil Disagreement, Pro/con | Topics: crime, gun control, gun rights lobby

October 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Civil Disagreement: Obamacare and the government shutdown

Civil Disagreement is an occasional feature of the Seattle Times editorial board. Here Bruce Ramsey and Lynne K. Varner offer dramatically different takes on the federal budget battle and the government shutdown. This interactive includes a poll about American sentiment toward the political standoff.

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Comments | More in Civil Disagreement, Pro/con | Topics: 2013 elections, Affordable Care Act, barack obama

August 15, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Civil Disagreement: Should Seattle and taxpayers pay for drunk driver?

Civil Disagreement is an occasional feature of the Seattle Times editorial board. Here Bruce Ramsey and Lynne K. Varner disagree on who should be held responsible in the Schulte case, in which two family members were killed and two others seriously injured by a drunk driver. Bruce and Lynne also debated the topic in a Google+ Hangout. Here…

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July 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Civil Disagreement: Egypt, and America’s interest

The military overthrow of the elected civilian government in Egypt–a very unpopular government of the Muslim Brotherhood–has left the U.S. government in the position of feeling powerless while being blamed for exercising power. What should Americans think of this? Editorial board members Bruce Ramsey and Lynne K. Varner have their own takes on it.

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Comments | Topics: Egypt, Middle East, military coup

May 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Civil Disagreement: Is the gender pay gap a Seattle problem?

Civil Disagreement pits two members of the Seattle Times editorial board against each other on a question of the day. It is an occasional feature of The Times’ Northwest Opinion blog. Here Bruce Ramsey and Lynne K. Varner take on the recent report that the pay gap between men and women is wider in…

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Comments | More in Civil Disagreement, Pro/con | Topics: children, congress, democrats

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