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 By Norm Luther    Opinion 

Send Conroy to Congress

Carmela Conroy gives eastern Washington voters the unusual, important opportunity to elect a foreign policy expert as their US Representative. As Foreign Service Officer for 24 years, she served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Norway, Ne... — Updated 4/10/2024

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

McMorris Rodgers could help reform immigration

Among Cathy McMorris Rodgers’s negative legacies she leaves as US Representative, her most impactful may be on immigration. However, she still has time to improve that. Donald Trump cares nothing about our country, just his e... — Updated 3/13/2024

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Agreeing with Cheney, not McMorris Rodgers

I can’t remember when I agreed with her policies. And I definitely disagreed with her father and opposed his controversial actions. But Liz Cheney, with her new book, Oath and Honor, is certainly again My No. 1 Hero. She shows once... — Updated 1/17/2024

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Embrace of alternative facts scary

No better example exists of congressional Republican degeneration than comparison of Liz Cheney with Harriet Hageman, who trounced Cheney in the 2022 Wyoming Republican Primary by more than 30 points. Cheney occupied the... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Tax cheats benefited from "debt ceiling crisis"

The federal debt ceiling crisis was averted but tax cheats benefited. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 contained $79 billion for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); $45 billion of it was to audit individuals or businesses... — Updated 6/21/2023

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Biden success remarkable, despite Republican opposition

President Joe Biden is seeking re-election. I wish he were younger and I might favor other Democrats — Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Governor, and 2020 presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker come to mind. But Biden’s... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Parents' Bill of Rights? Sounds OK until you see who supports it and why

H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights, passed the House on Friday. A recent column by Sean V. O’Brien, Eastern Washington director of right-wing Washington Policy Center (WPC), “We must affirm parents’ rights, put students first” (Mar... — Updated 3/29/2023

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Credit where its due

Give President Joe Biden some credit for mid-term election Democratic successes when most everyone, including the media, predicted otherwise. Instead of focusing on himself, he quietly avoided states where he’s unpopular and h... — Updated 11/16/2022

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Republican lawmakers cop out on gun violence

Who has more mental problems — the perpetrators of gun violence or congressional Republicans, including our own Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who lack normal compassion and regard for human life, even of young children? Congressional R... — Updated 8/10/2022

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

What's the difference?

In 1974 most congressional Republicans were patriots, forcing then-President Richard Nixon to resign when he tried to overthrow our democracy. Alarmingly, most current congressional Republicans are unpatriotic cowards, caving to... — Updated 7/6/2022

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

High school students should have more rights

Recently, Chris Cargill, Eastern Washington director of right-wing Washington Policy Center, advocated for a parents’ bill of rights to improve our educational system. But how would that help? Shouldn’t students themselves, esp... — Updated 3/30/2022


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