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Allen: Upshot of baby formula crisis

May 24, 2022, 6:01am Columns

It was probably inevitable that the baby formula shortage would devolve into a noxious quarrel between the breastfeeding and formula-feeding camps. Read story

Jones: Persistence of racism

May 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

I have often disagreed with the notion that racism is a permanent fixture in American society. I believe too strongly in humanity’s ability to change, to adapt, to dream. I believed that our country could someday become a semblance of the utopia it often claims to be. Read story

Schmidt: True leaders practice the art of persuasion

May 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

There is something that has been sorely missing in the United States in the last decade — soaring rhetoric. We are lacking leaders who, like Abraham Lincoln, appeal to our better angels through their ability to craft rhetoric that resonates in people’s hearts and minds. Read story

Other Papers Say: Don’t compromise flight safety

May 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

In March, a Boeing 737-800 cruising straight and level on a routine domestic flight suddenly nose-dived into a hillside, killing all 132 aboard. Read story

Schram: Russian colonel tells truths

May 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

We interrupt our regularly scheduled punditry to report some breaking news. Read story

McIntosh & Clark: Idaho sigh relief in election victories

May 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

With a few notable exceptions, Idahoans can breathe a sigh of relief after most traditional Republicans won statewide victories over more extreme far-right challengers in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Read story

Jayne: Oregon election offers lessons

May 22, 2022, 6:02am Columns

What do we know? What did we learn? Should we care? Read story

Harrop: Dress codes are about respect, not exclusion

May 22, 2022, 6:01am Columns

There was a time when spending big at a swank restaurant would be regarded as an occasion requiring dress-up. Then the slob culture took over so that even when an establishment made great effort to arrange flowers, iron tablecloths and provide formal service, customers would turn up in sweatshirts and… Read story

Rubin: Farewell to neutrality

May 22, 2022, 6:01am Columns

Only days ago, Russian foreign ministry officials were warning Finland about “retaliation” if its leaders applied to join NATO. Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev spouted dire nuclear threats, and many Western pundits warned about the danger of further NATO expansion. Read story

Other Papers Say: Rule for judicial transparency

May 22, 2022, 6:01am Columns

In a perplexing piece of logic, the Pierce County Superior Court presiding judge decided that audio recordings of an open trial, recorded by court-employed reporters, aren’t public records. The state Supreme Court must overturn Judge Philip K. Sorensen’s convoluted stand and keep the workings of Washington’s courts fully accessible to… Read story