Guest Commentary


Palin smarter than the pollsters

“Like I’ve said before...polls are only good for strippers and cross-country skiers,” Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly earlier this month — a mere two days before the presidential election.

What did voters really see Tuesday?

So, the most frequent refrain since Election Day is that “no one saw this coming.” Not the pollsters, not the media, not the Democrats’ machine.

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Forget election, dream about Mars

Recently, President Obama reiterated the grand goal he first set back in 2010 for the U.S. to send a mission to Mars by the 2030s.

Former Sunnyside councilman remembers a colleague

Twelve years ago, my 18-year-old daughter, Kristi, was going to drive my two other children from Sunnyside to Southern California in order to join their mother and me on an extended vacation.

Obamacare, questions and answers

Now that open enrollment is upon us and ObamaCare premiums are soaring through the roof (again), my email inbox is being flooded with questions from frustrated Americans.

Scandal brewing in state PDC

With the reopening of the Clinton email investigation dominating the airwaves, you may have missed an election scandal brewing right here in our own state.

Thank Hillary Clinton for Cold War 2.0

While President Obama was busy last week telling Hillary supporters how “dangerous” he perceives Donald Trump, real danger quietly passed through the English Channel — Russian warships made their way toward the quagmire in Syria.

Donald, leave comedy to the professionals

Comedy is a delicate business and should be left to the trained professionals.

Take page from Ford’s playbook

It’s D-Day for American voters.

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.”