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Re: “PowerPointless

You kids get off of my lawn!

Posted by ptleahy on 09/25/2015 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Connecting the Dots

"Mariah McKay is a fourth-generation daughter of Spokane and a community organizer campaigning for racial, social and economic justice. She is one of the youngest graduates of Leadership Spokane's Class of 2010 and currently serves as a public health advocate."

Lord help us all!

Come on Inlander, try harder with the columnists. Why do you keep serving the same stuff? I don't care if it is right or left but give us something better. Please, you are our last hope. I just can't read the Spokesman Review anymore.

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by ptleahy on 09/10/2015 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Enough is Enough

I have never expected anything considered thoughtful from this particular author (as well as a few others at the Inlander) but the more I think about this column, the more troubled I am. I am particularly concerned about affirmative consent and the burden of proof shifting to those accused of a sexual assault. Does the accused now how to prove affirmative consent?

For a more in depth discussion, see:…

4 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by ptleahy on 09/05/2015 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Trick or Treaty?

It is just the same old tired and predictable column by this guy. Is there anyone else out there who can write a challenging and intelligent column?

It doesn't have to be a righty or a lefty but give us something other than this drivel.

8 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by ptleahy on 09/03/2015 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Enough is Enough

Can the author explain what "the courts have not caught up" means? Should courts relax due process protections or the burden of proof for criminal defendants accused of sexual assaults? What is the author suggesting?

If one is accused of a crime, the burden is not on the defendant to prove his/her innocence.

10 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by ptleahy on 09/03/2015 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Enough is Enough

The concern I have about colleges and universities investigating reports of sexual assaults is the total disregard for due process.

In addition, college administrators are not law enforcement and are not trained to properly conduct sexual assault investigations.

10 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by ptleahy on 09/03/2015 at 5:59 AM

Re: “When Sharing Isn't Caring

Yeah, that journalist and team of editors at Rolling Stone were pretty awesome when it came to the UVA rape story.

11 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by ptleahy on 08/14/2015 at 1:46 PM

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