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The Democrats have always been the party of the left. The party of “progressive” ideas. The party that promises to look out for the little guy, the working people. At least, that is how they describe themselves. While that is what they claim to be the current crop of political hopefuls are totally...
The American people are at war. We are at war with each other. It is a war for the very heart and soul of what makes America different than any other country on the planet. One side of this war wants us to believe in the uniqueness and strength of the individual. The other side wants us to believe...
If you are going to challenge the political system be sure you have a lot of money and the help of a major law firm. Otherwise, you are in for a fight you cannot win. It appears Attorney General Bob Ferguson continues his legal persecution of political activist Tim Eyman. Last week he requested the...
A couple of unsolicited emails came across my desk this week that reinforced my column from last week. One was new. One was old. In fact the old one was so old I had forgotten about it and had to do some research to verify its authenticity. The new one was an oped from my friend Roger Harnack...
I received an email from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office today claiming I had made an inaccurate statement in my column. Here is the substance of the email: The writer incorrectly states that our office is asking the court to prohibit Mr. Eyman from all political activity. In fact, we ask...
One of the most sacred principles of the American justice system is that an individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The concept is embedded in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights – the first ten Amendments to the Constitution that protect our individual freedoms from abuse by...
  As families gather for the Thanksgiving Holiday they often take time to count their blessings. It is a wonderful tradition that we all take too little time to truly consider. This year I find it is a tradition that deserves our special attention as we consider the passionate arguments that...
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” Lord Acton. The FBI was founded in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation. From the very beginning some members of Congress were concerned about the formation of a “federal secret police.” It would appear that their concerns were well...
President Trump disappointed most of the people that voted for him last week when he failed to veto the Omnibus Spending Bill brought to him courtesy of our spendthrift Congress. It seems the Republicans are bent on self-destruction to the delight of the Democrats who are willing to bankrupt the...
Nerves are still raw as I write this editorial. Angry children and adults are screaming for someone to do something – even if it’s wrong. Mostly, they want a law to ban guns. And their anger is so intense they are blind to the inadequacy of that solution. The truth is we have tried banning guns...

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