Guest Commentary



Can’t we all just assimilate?

The perky little chickadee with a black cap and deformed beak that I’d been trying to keep alive died a few days ago, the same day the 7.9 magnitude earthquake jolted me and fellow Alaskans out of bed.

February 2, 2018 noon read more..
  

Call it a pay-as-you-go amnesty

The current controversy over granting amnesty to approximately 800,000 Delayed Accountability for Contemptuous Aliens, “DACA,” is nowhere near the end of demands to appease mass lawbreakers.

January 24, 2018 noon read more..


Raw water craze not the best idea

Thirty-plus years ago, aunt Addie Lee dropped in on the farmhouse that my parents used for storage and family cookouts. She quaffed a glass of sparkling tap water and waxed eloquent about how our good ol’ spring water put to shame the over-processed H2O from the municipal water works.

January 19, 2018 noon read more..
  

Immigrants take jobs from Americans

A new report that drew from Census Bureau and Department of Homeland Security data found that in 2016’s first six months, 1.03 million legal and illegal immigrants arrived in the United States.

January 12, 2018 noon read more..
 

Reasons to question climate change

Many people are actively worried about global warming. And it frustrates them that skeptics and “deniers” refuse to acknowledge the “science” of the so-called manmade problem.

January 10, 2018 noon read more..
 

Painting an alternate global warming reality

On December 28, President Trump wrote on Twitter: “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!”

January 5, 2018 noon read more..
 

Analysis: Bundy juries nullify judge

In jury after jury, few of the hundreds engaged in what has been dubbed the “Battle of Bunkerville” have been prosecuted in a historic confrontation between the federal government and residents over land in the West.

December 29, 2017 noon read more..


Promise kept on reducing tax rate

For hard working families and entrepreneurs in Central Washington, keeping more of your own paycheck was my goal in supporting historic legislation approved by Congress, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

December 27, 2017 noon read more..