In the May 1, editorial "Students come first: Money at the heart of complaints behind possible one-day walkout by teachers," comments like "copious vacation time" are like Marie Antoinette's famous "Let them eat cake" when informed that the peasants had no bread. The editors of The Columbian could turn a one-day strike into a hundred-days strike with that insensitivity.
Tears welled up in my eyes as I read the headline " 'Hero' teacher tackles shooter at North Thurston High School" across The Seattle Times Web page. How many close calls or killings do we need before we finally take some action to protect our children?
Whose interest was Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, protecting when she voted in favor of House Resolution 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015? This benefit for billionaires will add $269 billion to our national debt over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. That's an additional burden to every citizen in the 3rd Congressional District.
Let's look at the Port of Vancouver and think about that old adage "follow the money." Commissioners make so little (less than $10,000 per year), and Executive Director Todd Coleman makes so much (around $200,000 per year). Guess who is making the decisions and who are the rubber stamps.
May 7 is the 64th annual National Day Of Prayer. The theme is "Lord, Hear Our Cry." The Bible tells us in 2 Chronicles, 7:14, "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
If traditional marriage is a sacred institution handed down as God's law from the Bible and "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," doesn't it seem illogical that we are even having this debate?
In the April 29 letter "Magic of capitalism is a myth," using Standard Oil as a surrogate for the evil of free enterprise, Ken Simpson misidentified the real threat to economic opportunity through fair competition in America.
I am definitely not an artist, but I would love to see a political cartoon that has President Obama sitting in an empty football stadium, eating popcorn and drinking soda while watching ISIS march across the field, which is filled with Christians (I am a Christian), and cities and towns alike.
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