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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...
With Democrats in control of the legislature it seems two things are the priority. Creating new entitlement programs and increasing taxes. Let’s review a few of the bills on the agenda in Olympia: 1) Free tampons and pads for community college students Yes, you read that right. Probably won’t...
Last Friday the Senate voted 71-28 and the house voted 240-186 in favor of the 2018 budget. President Trump signed it. The problem is the budget represents the first significant break in Trump’s campaign promises. The new budget continues the Federal Governments fiscal irresponsibility by...
Watergate is ancient history to most American voters. Apparently, it has also been forgotten by some of those who lived it. Carl Bernstein was the Washington Post Reporter who was made famous by the “worst political scandal of the 20th century.” Now he dismisses the greatest political scandal of...
I love living in snow country. It is sometimes an exceedingly beautiful time of year. Especially when the snow is fresh, white and clean. Last Friday night in Leavenworth was picture postcard perfect. We all woke up Saturday morning to a beautiful fresh new coat of snow. I especially want to thank...

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