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Needed this year: Some Will Rogers’ sanity

With incivility running high in our politics and society, we sure could use a dose of sanity from Will Rogers, one of America’s greatest humorists.

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U.S., Saudi relationship needs review

For decades the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have shared a peculiar relationship: the Saudis sell relatively cheap oil to the United States for which they accept our fiat currency.

Forget gender, look at qualifications

You know what I really resent? I resent it when someone tells me I should vote for, or support, or give a pass to, someone because it will be a “historic moment.”

Gun control debate should be more civil

Most of us, regardless of our personal beliefs about gun control, want to build a safer and more prosperous nation. Standing on that common ground, we should address a common misperception.

Dirt is good for child development

Get this: Prisoners spend more time enjoying the outdoors than modern children.

The wussification of our military

A military parade may soon look less like a VE-Day parade down Times Square and more like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, unless liberals in leadership stop using the U.S. military as a social engineering experiment.

I’m still happy listening to ‘vital vinyl’

The pictures, liner notes, the snap-crackle-pop sound when you plop down the needle are all reasons to love vinyl records.

Land transfer topic of dinner

Douglas County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner has something special in store tomorrow.

Why I snapped at a Bernie supporter

I’m crabby this time of year — absolutely miserable.

Firms pass up Obamacare credits

It was shocking to read that a scant number of small businesses are taking advantage of federal tax credits designed to make health insurance more affordable.

Looking at Olympia in rear-view mirror

I pulled into my driveway in Sunnyside late on the afternoon of March 31.

Needed today: Another Earl Hamner

Boy, did I love watching that show when I was a boy.

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Costs at heart of Boeing job cuts

Boeing’s new cost-reduction plan has deep ramifications for Washington because the bulk of the 4,500 job cuts are likely to land here.

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The only move to make if Trump wins

It’s become a cottage industry since Donald Trump started winning Republican primaries: If he wins the presidency, one in four Americans would consider moving to another country, according to a recent Morning Consult/Vox poll.

Scalia dies, unions win

When Senate Republicans hatched their scheme to stonewall President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee - whoever it might be, regardless of merit - they overlooked the ramifications of a year of 4-4 decisions.