Beware, the health wars are upon us

We, the American People, should pat ourselves on the back for having survived a multitude of presidential battles this year.

Corruption hurting U.S. foreign policy


Corruption on a massive scale has been bleeding the life-blood from America’s economic assistance initiatives for Afghanistan, funding which has amounted to around $114 billion since our initial military intervention there in 2001.

Time to worry about a shutdown

Unfortunately, discussion over our skyrocketing national debt is only a footnote in the testy presidential campaign this year.

Miloscia the choice for state auditor

For several years, Sen. Mark Miloscia has led the charge in the Legislature for government accountability.

Union gets pay back for Inslee contribution

“About 30,000 Washington state workers would receive pay raises of roughly 6 percent,” Wednesday’s Associated Press story explained, “under a tentative deal struck Tuesday between state officials and union leaders.”

State’s cap-and-trade will cost

Cap and trade policies called by any other name are still cap and trade policies.

You never know, until you know

“They’re on drugs.”

Our pick: Bryant for governor

If there’s a way to mismanage something, Gov. Jay Inslee seems to find it.

Don’t bring California job-killing rules

California has become a manufacturing “job-killer” bastion because of its shackling regulations, high taxes and excessive permitting requirements. Its quagmire of government-mandate programs is accelerating an industrial exodus.

Parade marshal selections praised


The choice by the Miss Sunnyside Court and Terry Ziegler, as chairs of the Sunshine Days Parade, to select Deb Estrada and Brit Moore as Grand Marshals is “spot-on.”

Director apologizes for schedule mix-up


Best intentions mean little when coupled with bad information.

End our welfare-warfare state

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen suggested the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by the end of the year. Markets reacted favorably.

Celebrate harvest in Sunnyside this week

Festival organizers deserve our thanks

The Miss Sunnyside Board of Directors has single-handedly revived a dying community celebration.

Maybe I’ll be sitting out Sunday

You probably remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001.

Perception affecting another pipeline

The anti-Keystone activists insisted that killing the pipeline was singularly important for the future of the world, because of the supposedly uniquely dirty Canadian oil sands.