Via filibusters, small-state senators held too much power for too long
Senate Democrats' recent vote to limit filibusters on certain presidential nominees has become the Republicans' red herring du jour.
The year was 1993, and something rare was happening — both political parties were finally agreeing that something had to change about the health care system.
Pay Attention! Interesting interviews as to “What can be done to make our roadways safer” in the Nov. 21 issue (“On the Street”).
The hijacking of a venerable arts institution
I have a sorry and regretful story to tell. It concerns the board of a nonprofit organization that I believe overstepped the boundaries of decency, honesty and fairness.
On Nov. 10, 1620 — just a day after sighting land — Master of the Mayflower Christopher Jones had to be frazzled. He had contracted to deliver his cargo of settlers to the Hudson River country, but without a reliable map he was adrift in uncharted waters.
Secessionist movements are afoot all over the West
Frustrated separatists can agitate all they want to for a state of their own, but if we ever add a star to Old Glory, it's more likely to represent Puerto Rico, American Samoa or Washington, D.C., than North Colorado. Earlier this month, voters in 11 sparsely populated Colorado counties got a chance to express their distaste for their state government — which is not geographically distant, but culturally a world away in Denver.
Just a week after watching her husband die in Dallas, his blood splattered across her pink suit, Jackie Kennedy summoned journalist Theodore H. White. The First Lady trusted White, who had been good to Jack in his 1960 book The Making of the President.
Making it an even 30 constitutional amendments makes sense
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times. Amendments we can refer to as "sets" account for 17 of the 27.
Committee tenure and pet projects kept Congress in line for years; it's time to bring them back
When two distinguished octogenarians, Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.) and former House Speaker Tom Foley (D-Wash.), passed away on Oct. 18, it reminded us of a bygone era where dignity, seniority and orderly Congressional operations were largely standard.
Maybe my fascination with history started up at old Cataldo School, where I'd devour every book on World War II they held in that tiny library.
Investment and optimism has returned to downtown Spokane
Most of us are aware of the Convention Center expansion.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers says we all should follow Tom Foley's example; apparently that doesn't apply to her
All of Spokane hopes that Ron Wells and his team can restore the Ridpath Hotel. Standing empty, it signals abandonment, which invites crime and related trouble from an area reaching out several blocks.
It used to be that we tried to get more people to vote. In 1870, the 15th Amendment eliminated disenfranchisement over race, officially at least.
A clash of cultures out in the North Cascade wilderness
As wilderness and predators lose ground, deer, turkeys and skunks are becoming a normal feature of our suburban landscapes
Wild critters pay no respect to the invisible line that marks the boundary between Washington and Idaho.
Of the remembrances of Tom Foley, Robert Michel's in the Washington Post stood out.