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Saunders: William Barr, justice warrior

December 24, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The usual critics spent the past two years damning Attorney General William Barr as a shameless lackey in President Donald Trump’s service, so it should be no surprise that, even as Barr announced his resignation last week, the chattering class continued to call him names. Read story

Camden: Fire a ‘Hanukkah miracle’

December 23, 2020, 6:01am Columns

When an apparently disturbed man wandered into the Spokane County Democratic Party headquarters earlier this month claiming to have a bomb and later setting parts of that building on fire, it would have been easy to say nothing good could come of this — other than the fact that no… Read story

McFeatters: Biden team must tackle climate

December 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Yes, Joe Biden has a monumentally difficult job starting Jan, 20. But four of his Cabinet picks may have an even greater uphill battle. Read story

Rubin: A peaceful transfer of power: We didn’t know how normal that was — until it was almost gone

December 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” Read story

McManus: Will the 2020 presidential campaign turn out to be the low point in modern political civility?

December 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

If you’re wondering when American politics hit its low point in civility, I’d nominate Aug. 6, 2020. That was the day when President Trump had this to say about his rival for the presidency, lifelong Catholic Joe Biden: “He’s against God.” Read story

Jayne: Larger truth in Kiwanis demise

December 20, 2020, 6:02am Columns

It is, perhaps, simply a sign of the times. A small but meaningful indicator of a fractured society. Read story

Leubsdorf: Hunter Biden issue isn’t going away

December 20, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Since his election, Joe Biden has kept his focus firmly on his prospective personnel and policy plans, mostly ignoring at least publicly such potential distractions as President Donald Trump’s legal maneuvers and his son Hunter’s legal problems. Read story

Local View: Legislature should pass dental therapist bill

December 20, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Early this year, I had my teeth pulled with the expectation that they would be replaced by dental implants. Unfortunately, the pandemic and hidden fees have delayed this procedure and made it too expensive for me to address. Now I hide my empty smile on Zoom calls and use my… Read story

Other Papers Say: 5 years on, still spewing carbon

December 20, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The following editorial originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times: Read story

Saunders: Swalwell has double standard

December 17, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Sanctimony is proving to be a bad look for Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., since Axios reported on his ties with a suspected Chinese spy. Fang Fang, also known as Christine Fang, insinuated herself with a number of up-and-coming U.S. politicians between 2011 and 2015. Swalwell was the biggest fish. Read story