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Political pandering over religious freedom bill

Apple CEO Tim Cook should know better than to freak out over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). His company was also the victim of media alarmism and hyperbole.

A Windy day

Instead of the philosophy counter, we were at the righteous round table yesterday, because Herb got there first and he picked.

My escape from reality

I spent last weekend in Wonderland.

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Easter across the ages

This is Holy Week - the week that ends with Easter Sunday. Do you wonder how we got the different traditions associated with this celebration? Why do we have bunnies, baskets, parades and eggs? How did Easter come to be the holiday we have today?

Welcome to Washissippibama

Even as Democrats in Washington state try to exorcise Indiana’s alleged demons of discrimination...others in the same party are touting how we’re more like Mississippi and Alabama.

The Democrats win in Indiana

March Madness hit Indiana hard this week.

Bidding farewell to my lifestyle

I have finally made the decision to throw the old notebook away so I can retire to a place where I won’t have to put up with people anymore.

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Clinton campaign springs a leak

Hillary Clinton’s cruise-control candidacy is beginning to leak oil - and that’s without any meaningful challengers among Democrats, let alone a formal Republican nominee to worry about.

Valid concerns raised by Fourth District constituents

An important part of serving in Congress is responding to questions from constituents on a range of topics, from Obamacare to national security and religious persecution abroad.

State Archives a wonderful resource

On the next rainy afternoon (hopefully we have one!), go to your computer and type in www.digitalarchives.wa.gov. You will be entertained and educated for many hours.

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‘Come clean, or quit!’

“Integrity. Respect. Independence.” Those three words scream out at the top of audit reports issued by Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.

Take this week to make memories

Reading the posts on my Facebook each morning isn’t easy when Buddy wants to be first in line for a good morning belly rub.

We owe our military veterans debt of gratitude, quality care

As I begin my service in our nation’s capital, I have been impressed by the many monuments, memorials and statues that recall the great conflicts that have defined our history, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War and those of the 20th Century.

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Keeping up with technology

A recent computer purchase has me both perplexed and happy with the changes in technology.

Let’s ditch the traffic lights

I really like the downtown improvements...maybe it’s time to spread some of it a little further?