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Pitts: I will not die of stupid

April 27, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Someday, I’m going to die. Read story

Ambrose: Unequal analyses of inequality

April 27, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Inequality — that’s the foremost issue for so-called progressives these days, and here is what it means in their compassionate souls: not inequality under the law, which would be abhorrent in a just society, but inequality of income. Somehow they seem to think that some people having more money than others is what makes people poor, but it isn’t, and getting wallets and purses skinnier requires coercion and less liberty. Read story

Jayne: Modernize to aid governance

April 26, 2020, 6:02am Columns

In the ocean that is the coronavirus, this is merely a drop. But it is an interesting exercise in considering the long-term effects of the pandemic, both large and small. Read story

McManus: Hail rabble-rouser in chief

April 26, 2020, 6:01am Columns

In the great American tradition of grassroots protest, demonstrators are marching in state capitals, calling on governors to lift the pandemic restrictions that have forced bars, shops and nearly everything else to close for weeks. Read story

Local View: Vancouver should postpone Heights Plan

April 26, 2020, 6:01am Columns

How would you feel if the city wanted to turn your residential neighborhood into a major urban area? That is what is proposed for our Vancouver Heights neighborhoods and, not surprisingly, we Heights residents aren’t happy about it (The Columbian, Feb. 10 and 20). In fact, we’ve created the Heights District Neighborhood Coalition, a five-neighborhood association in the McLoughlin Heights, to better express our discontent with the “Heights District Plan.” Read story

Other Papers Say: Inslee should look at car tab fees

April 26, 2020, 6:01am Columns

For Washington drivers, the coronavirus shutdown has brought a few perks to temper the pain: fewer miles on the road, less wear on vehicles and less gas guzzled. Plus, the price at the pump has plunged in the last month — a nice windfall, if it wasn’t also a sign of the world economy in a tailspin. Read story

Pitts: Give me liberty and give me death

April 24, 2020, 6:01am Columns

On a cold day in April 155 years ago, a Union Army general sought to cheer his defeated Confederate counterpart. With the war over, he said, “Brave men may become good friends.” Read story

Saunders: Gov. Whitmer does it all wrong

April 23, 2020, 6:01am Columns

When historians look back at America’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, they likely will cite Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the best example of how not to contain a pandemic in your state. Read story

McManus: Union eroding before our eyes

April 22, 2020, 6:01am Columns

At the outset of any war — think Pearl Harbor or the terrorist attacks of 9/11 — Americans traditionally pull together as one, erasing partisan and regional divides. Read story

Ambrose: Health agency in China’s pocket

April 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The World Health Organization is a Chinese toady. When the coronavirus broke out in China, and after the nation had some time to assess the facts, it did not share them and lied to the U.N. agency. The truth would not serve China’s purposes, and even after the agency itself had been treated to facts by other sources, it spread the lies globally. People died as a consequence. Read story