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George Nethercutt

George Nethercutt 

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From 1995-2005, George Nethercutt was the Republican Congressman from Spokane. He contributes to the commentary section of the Inlander.

  • Where Are The Giants?
  • Where Are The Giants?

    As the 2016 race heats up, Americans will be looking for candidates ready to stand tall and unify the nation
  • Common Sense
  • Common Sense

    It's time to add civics and history to the other basics being taught in the Common Core curriculum
  • A Solid Foundation
  • A Solid Foundation

    Rather than the same old politics, Republicans can start solving immigration issues at the grassroots level
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  • Exporting Our Values
  • Exporting Our Values

    The next generation of American leaders needs to find common ground with our allies around the world
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  • Land of... Whatever
  • Land of... Whatever

    Our standards are eroding in many ways, large and small, but individuals hold the key to creating a more polite, caring culture
  • While the World Burns
  • While the World Burns

    Viewing the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 tragedy from the Netherlands' point of view
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  • It Doesn't Add Up
  • It Doesn't Add Up

    President Obama dodges accountability for his failures too easily
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  • Tuning Out
  • Tuning Out

    There's an entire generation ready to get involved, but our current political climate is leaving them cold
  • Testing Your Mettle
  • Testing Your Mettle

    Eastern Washington kids are learning their civics, and now it's time to extend the opportunity to grownups seeking public office
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  • Earning Our Trust
  • Earning Our Trust

    There's a chasm growing between America and its leaders — whoever can bridge it will get us back on a path to progress
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  • The Manning Model
  • The Manning Model

    America take note: We can still produce genuine role models, as NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is proving
  • Seeing More Clearly
  • Seeing More Clearly

    This season, reflect on ways to carry the Christmas spirit over into 2014
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  • Peek Into Tomorrow
  • Peek Into Tomorrow

    We are speeding up as a society, but there's a feeling we should slow down, too — a look at the changes underway in our world
  • Earmark Evolution
  • Earmark Evolution

    Committee tenure and pet projects kept Congress in line for years; it's time to bring them back
  • The Real Washington
  • The Real Washington

    Take it from someone who knows both Washingtons: Our nation’s capital could learn a lot from a place like Spokane
      I’m frequently asked where I live these days. My quick response: Washington. But I actually live in two Washingtons, though after 10 years in Congress I’m drawn more frequently back to the
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  • Time For Goodbye
  • Time For Goodbye

    Too many politicians today don’t know when to gracefully exit the public stage
      Marion Jones earned five gold medals in track at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Later, in disgrace, she admitted to illegal steroid use, pled guilty to charges of lying to federal agents and spent six mont
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  • Freedom's Light
  • Freedom's Light

    The Senate has passed immigration reform; now it’s the House Republicans’ turn to bring their plan to a vote
      The reopening of the Statue of Liberty last week on July 4 reminds us of how destructive Hurricane Sandy was in 2012 €” the second deadliest storm in United States history created $65 billion in damage
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  • Time to Reconnect
  • Time to Reconnect

    Our elected leaders are more effective when they stay close to the people of their districts and states
      As a former Congressman, I’m as frustrated with our nation’s leaders as the general public. The May 2013 RealClearPolitics average polling showed President Obama with a 47.1 percent
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  • Keeping America
  • Keeping America

    Announcing a new local effort to inspire today’s students to learn where their country came from
      After the Constitutional Convention concluded in September 1787, officially creating the American government, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin whether the Constitution had created “a monarchy or
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  • Grounding Hong Kong
  • Grounding Hong Kong

    China is keeping Hong Kong on a short leash, testing if its policy of silencing all internal criticism is sustainable
      China is the world’s fastest-growing economy, but what I saw in Hong Kong recently signals a challenge for continued growth in a society that has progressed largely via a government-controlled e
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  • Role Models at Home
  • Role Models at Home

    You can find examples of selfless good deeds, but not always among those we are supposed to look up to
      As we watched the federal automatic budget cuts (aka the sequester “crisis”) unfold this month, we’re reminded how important truth and character are in public pronouncements. When ce
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Recent Comments

  • Re: Raising the Grade

    • Dear Ted, Do we really have any "Screw Colleges" around this area? I would be…

    • on March 6, 2015
  • Re: Spark of Change

    • If you've actually read his "best selling" books, you might realize the level of his…

    • on March 6, 2015
  • Re: Why Idaho kids don't go to college

    • This is a remarkable story and I hope this periodical submits it for awards wherever…

    • on March 6, 2015
  • Re: Taxi Cab Confessions

    • What about female cab drivers?

    • on March 6, 2015
  • Re: Why Idaho kids don't go to college

    • Ok, whoever wrote this needs to brush up on their knowledge in referencing specific religions…

    • on March 6, 2015
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