Guest Commentary


Will we follow the lead of Iceland?

During the 2008 economic crisis, Iceland’s government froze offshore accounts held by foreign investors in that country’s currency, the krona.

Dead people are still voting in America

With Halloween so close to the November election, we may as well bring up the obvious link between ghouls and political hacks: Dead people are voting.

Timber funds needed for schools

Uncoupling state timber sales revenue from public school construction funding doesn’t make sense. It is akin to killing the goose laying the golden eggs.

Trump vs. Hillary: Embarrassment vs. Evil

Everyone knows I’m not a Trump supporter.

Federal officials need a history lesson

More than 100 Eastern Washington residents spent a couple hours Wednesday talking about problems caused by federal land management policies.

Call it the ‘U.S. Fire Service’

The costs to fight wildfires has risen so high that a pair of Montana senators suggest the U.S. Forest Service should be renamed “U.S. Fire Service.”

National Newspaper Week: It’s personal

So, are you still writing for the paper?”

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Revisionists erasing Columbus

“In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue...”

Send in the clowns

What’s all this business about scary clowns?

Journal: Growing up on farm healthy

Local activists must be scratching their heads in response to more science pointing to the respiratory benefits of children who grow up in rural environments – specifically on or near livestock farms.

Manage regulations efficiently

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce looked at the cost of regulations in America and found excessive regulations are undercutting our economy and costing us jobs.

The not-so-great debate last week

The Great Debate already seems weeks ago.

Total costs drive employer decisions

The $15 minimum wage is an example of elected officials with tunnel vision passing sweeping legislation while ignoring the cumulative impacts of all other government mandates on employers.

Millenials: Who is the worst?

There’s almost something poetic about watching the first presidential debate of 2016 in the city that midwifed American democracy.

Obamacare, not drug prices causing cost hike

President Obama promised he would bend the health care cost curve and he has — but in the wrong direction.