Guest Commentary


End unauthorized federal spending

The federal government is scheduled to spend $310 billion of your tax dollars this year on federal programs that are not authorized by law according to the Congressional Budget Office.

April Fools’ and a primary idea

It’s April Fools’ Day, a time to look over your shoulder and take things with a grain of salt.

European Patriot Act no guarantee

Not long after last week’s horrifying bombings in Brussels that so-called security experts warned Europeans to give up more liberties.

For whom the roads toll

Road and bridge tolls keep many elected officials awake at night.

Republican primary operating normally

The Republican Party establishment wants to dump Trump.

Transient Americans and my parents’ home

I’m lucky that my mother and father are doing so well — lucky that, in our transient country, their home is the hub that unites my extended family.

Brad Owen served our state well

For the last 20 years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has served Washington well.

Left-wing group baits Donald Trump

Credible reports and recruiting emails show that leftwing group has been sponsoring protesters to disrupt Donald Trump rallies.

Daily Sun News launching e-edition

Newspapers are a business. And like any business, if you give your goods and services away for free, you’re probably not going to be around very long.

House delaying up capital budget OK

When I pulled the pickup truck into Olympia in early January, I was hopeful this “short” 60-day legislative session would truly be just that — 60 days.

If Bill Clinton becomes ‘First Guy’

The way our circus of a presidential election is unfolding, the odds are increasing that Hillary Clinton may become our first female president — which would be great for American men.

Be careful on sanctions

On March 1, the Wall Street Journal carried a sobering editorial that ought to force us to look behind the toxic presidential campaign rhetoric and ask two very important questions about how we position our nation to compete internationally.

‘Here is your country’

President Teddy Roosevelt — an avid hunter and outdoorsman — summed up the general feeling about public lands best.

The next steps to budget compromise

My colleague and 15th District seatmate Rep. David Taylor used this space last week to explain frustrations with the supplemental budget House Democrats passed.

Reminder to ‘cherish each other’

In India, authorities have banned selfies from areas around some religious ceremonies because they fear overcrowding due to so many people pausing to take photos.