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Re: “Clinton In Command

The Inlander lists Ryan Crocker serving as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Lebanon - all sterling successes of American foreign policy. Mr. Crocker writes that president Hillary Clinton would "re-engage the United States in international affairs in a manner that safeguards our interests and supports the cause of global security and stability.” Nowhere in his 750 words does he mention empire, let alone the devastation of empire, just on his watch - the millions killed, the trillions spent, the enemies created. Nowhere does he mention the cost to American taxpayers of a military budget larger than the rest of the world combined, supporting over 800 overseas bases; yet he argues for more of the same.

Posted by Yak Maninoff on 09/30/2016 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Bridging the Gap

This article paints a picture very unlike what my experience as a West Central resident has been. Sure I bought a vacant eyesore & have been rehabbing since day 1, I connected some neighbors & we changed some rental habits of a slumlord or two down the block, but location, location, location plus beautiful old homes full of character waiting for those of us with tools & skills were my main reasons to buy here. I love this neighborhood. It is diverse on every level and that is what I craved over the more singular demographic neighborhoods that I was steered into when looking to purchase a home in Spokane. If you want to help out a neighborhood that has been overlooked by the city with the exception of the weeks before Bloomsday comes through maybe you need to stop depicting it as a broke down palace such as the illustration on this weeks' cover does. I am proud to call West Central my home.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by WC Proud on 09/30/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Bridging the Gap

I see this to be a terribly inaccurate report on the "impoverished" side of west central. Our homes do not reflect the description you have written for the most part and the people here put a lot of work into where they live. Also, the people I've met from Kendall yards have been very kind, and I number them as friends. My experiences living here my entire life is not even close to what this article has to say. I walk through Kendall yards all the time with my pit bull and get smiles from people in their porches, and people walking by me, I've had perhaps one encounter that I felt a Kendall yards person was stiffing me.

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Posted by Jacob H on 09/30/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Clinton In Command

Perhaps Mr. Crocker has not followed Donald Trump's foreign policy pronouncement in careful detail. And possibly he was not paying attention when President Obama delivered his foreign policy "doctrine" speech at West Point in May of 2014. While he noted that the international landscape has changed in recent decades and the U.S. must be more discrete with its foreign involvement and do more in cooperation with allies and through diplomatic means, he nevertheless took a position solidly in line with the American leadership role that was initiated by the Truman administration. As formulated by Obama:

"Here’s my bottom line:  America must always lead on the world stage.  If we don’t, no one else will.  The military that you have joined is and always will be the backbone of that leadership.  But U.S. military action cannot be the only -- or even primary -- component of our leadership in every instance. Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.  And because the costs associated with military action are so high, you should expect every civilian leader -- and especially your Commander-in-Chief -- to be clear about how that awesome power should be used."

Posted by Puca on 09/30/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Rematch

I did some fact checking on cmr's support "for legislation that would give tribes more control over their land." I even called her WDC office and spoke with Steven. People, there is no such legislation -- either introduced or proposed. She is just like Trump -- fact-free and ethically ambivalent. If you want to know who she works for, Google her donor list. About 13% of her donations comes from the people who she is elected to represent.

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Posted by Makena on 09/29/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Clinton In Command

Who trust anything Hillary can ever says?

Only a fool trust a liar....

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by POTUS-Election on 09/29/2016 at 3:59 AM

Re: “Urgency of Change

Andrew Biviano is quite possibly the worse choice for County Commissioner since Mark Richards.

Shelly is nothing to write home about, but she is much better than Andy.

Biviano would be yet another attempt to put the wackiness of the Spokane city council liberal mindset at the county level.....

Shelly will at least not support very expensive moron ideas like the the STA 200 million dollar Central City line....

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 09/29/2016 at 3:54 AM

Re: “Rematch

Joe Pakootas is not a series candidate.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 09/29/2016 at 3:36 AM

Re: “Class Act

Good lord. This is incoherent. Are you suggesting rich people should just live adjacent to poor people? For what reason? Do you, Mariah, live amongst hobos? Are you willing to sacrifice all of your wealth (maybe at least the cost of your next jaunt to New England) so that you might understand the crackhead better? Maybe everybody should just have equal everything. Sounds plausable. Hey, at least broad oversimplification is constructive (sarcasm). Btw, I feel no shame in filing a code complaint about MY neighbor because he had stacked "junk" (piles of putrid mattresses) in his yard. It's not necessarily a class thing. It's a rats-and-plague-and-mold-and-disease thing. At least the code department of Spokane agrees with my opinion.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by andrewc on 09/28/2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Class Act

People living in poverty do in fact think of themselves as living in poverty, sometimes that's the only think they can think about. This is not mutually exclusive from their feeling "down on their luck."

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ChihuahuaRage on 09/28/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Class Act

Must be nice to be from rich family and go on luxuries New England family vacations. I'm sure Tara could have found a B&B in a Boston ghetto. Another naive " rich guilt " article for sure

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CommonSense on 09/28/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Think Global, Tax Local

If it passes it won't survive a court challenge.

Best to let some other state be the guinea pig for something like this and see if the Carbon Con Men are right.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CommonSense on 09/28/2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Great article! As a Christian I gave up on the Republicans when they did nothing about Roe vs.
Wade when they had the presidency, the supreme court and the congress under Bush 2. I really admire Max Lacado for saving what he did about Trump.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Barbara G. Hall on 09/28/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Class Act

Thanks for beginning to tackle a mostly taboo topic.

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Posted by cbryan on 09/27/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Class Act

I enjoyed this article. I thought it was an important message that we all need to hear.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Garry Kehr on 09/27/2016 at 2:49 PM

Re: “OK, Hold Your Nose

Hey, Hillary didn't go into a coughing fit and Trump looked presidential.

Who would have guessed?

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by POTUS-Election on 09/27/2016 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Class Act

I dunno, some rich people are truly living in a bubble and we do them a favor by bursting it.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Devin on 09/26/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “To Kill the Black Snake

Hello Everyone.
I'm glad this pipeline is being discussed. I'm an oil investor and a lover of our earth. Go head - laugh. Now let me speak. You already voted for this pipeline ( and I truly wish you didn't ) Each and every one of you did. Every time you buy gasoline or flip on a switch or buy food at a market - you just gave us your consent to keep drilling for oil. You tell us to drill for oil by using it - and the energy and the access to goods it provides. You vote with your money. Each time you spend it. And those dollars are each 1000 times more powerful than whatever candidate you vote for, or protest you attempt. You see, your money is your endorsement of an action. What you say doesn't matter if your actions contradict what you say. All land is sacred. Every inch of Earth is just as sacred as every other inch. Just because you can see This pipeline you don't like it. Well- to keep up with all the oil and gas everyone keeps demanding - via buying it- we keep drilling and building pipelines. Would it be better if it was running through some else's backyard? Somebody else's sacred ground? My most sacred ground is where ever my children play. You seem to be attached to where your ancestors are buried. If you wish to honestly protest oil- STOP BUYING IT ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Oil Investor on 09/26/2016 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Incredibly powerful words from you dad and mom. Even as a liberal, I appreciated every aspect of this article, and could understand what your parents felt. I could only imagine their difficult decision on what to do/who to vote for. They are good people to stick by their faith and recognize that Trump truly has nothing in common- from his multi marriages to his seedy business deals to his humiliation of those he see "less" than he is.

I've seen a good friend change from Republican to Independent, because Trump is not what his Republican Party stood for- he is not the party of Abraham Lincoln. I've had conversations with my conservative mother-in-law about the matter- and feels just as strongly as your parents do due to her faith, and would rather see Hilary win.

This article should hit home so for many, no matter what side of the aisle you are on. We all have those in our lives feeling this conundrum and I truly hope this helps open their eyes.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Milynda M on 09/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Murrow's Nightmare

Surprisingly no mention of the League of Women voters in this article.
http://lwv.org/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud

Posted by burmer on 09/25/2016 at 8:36 AM

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    • Perhaps Mr. Crocker has not followed Donald Trump's foreign policy pronouncement in careful detail. And…

    • on September 30, 2016
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