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Fat Cats

What Larry the Cat and our Congress have in common
It's been a busy, dramatic month in British politics. In a shocking upset, Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Comparison Shopping

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both candidates for president; that's where the similarities end
Back in 2008, the media treated Sarah Palin and Joe Biden as equivalent — that is, both deserving respect due their status and offices. This year the same media will go to considerable lengths to treat Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as equivalent — both are presidential candidates, after all.

The Party of Pot

Trail Mix: Party platforms and death of the "Never Trumps"
WORLDS APART Although they're forgotten almost as soon as the convention balloons and confetti fall, party platforms are a way to express policy aspirations and rile up the faithful.

'Paramount Duty'

Trail Mix: Supreme statements
SCHOOLS, LAW & COURTS When it comes to the Washington State Supreme Court, former Gonzaga law professor DAVID DeWOLF says discussing anything other than the 2012 McCleary decision would be like asking, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"

#BlackLivesMatter is Everyone

All mothers deserve to know that their innocent children will not die at the hands of law enforcement
There is an irony of the #AllLivesMatter response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement that so many people miss. It's this: The people who are against the movement are doing it by stating the actual hope of the BLM movement — that they will be as valued and precious as white people. Since the inception of this great nation, when a marginalized group is valued less than the majority group, they must stand up for themselves against the inequities and injustices.

Across the Pond

A Fourth of July spent in England offers a reminder of the genius of the American system
July 4. Just another long holiday weekend, right?

What A Feminist Looks Like

Some pointers for men who want to help women achieve equality

'Most Corrupt'?

Trail Mix: Trump's trolling problems, and Bryant's math problems
SEEING STARS At first glance, the image that DONALD TRUMP's Twitter account tweeted last week, featuring HILLARY CLINTON, a pile of cash and the phrase "most corrupt candidate ever," may have seemed relatively innocuous.

Institutional Amnesia

Threading the needle between reform and revolution
We live in revolutionary times, with change coming in all shapes and sizes — and thanks to technology, we're hyperaware of our world like no generation before. Social progress is coming in leaps and bounds, as well.

What Now?

How a career change forced me to reevaluate fatherhood
I surrendered to premature baldness at age 28. Just shaved it all off.

Early Birds

Trail Mix: Stuckart plans ahead, Hillary mulls veep candidates
DECISION 2019 Spokane residents don't get to vote for mayor until 2019.

No Solution At All

Donald Trump's plans to reduce mass shootings defy both common sense and factual evidence
So Donald Trump has been in Scotland cavorting at his much-disliked golf course resort while congratulating his hosts for taking back their country. Earth to Donald: The Scots actually voted to stay in the European Union by an overwhelming 62 percent to 38 percent.

Felonious Judgment

A community of hope and restoration can be ours with fair chance hiring
People are catching on to the fact that we live in one of the most prison-prone nations in the world, with nearly 30 percent of our adult population having a criminal record, according to FBI estimates. The numbers show that being so quick to lock people up does little to prevent future crime, and can actually backfire by hardening criminals in toxic prison environments.

Pot Shots

Trail Mix: Marijuana as a campaign issue, and Spokane gets a debate
'Makes People Stupid' Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's 2012 presidential standard-bearer, has made it clear that he can never support DONALD TRUMP, his party's presumptive nominee for president, as a result of the real estate mogul's business practices and inflammatory remarks.

Exemption Wars

Idaho's battle's over how to pay for state services is back on
What with schools out, trees greening, graduations and wedding celebrations, June is bustin' out all over with happy talk. But June 20 in Idaho is the deadline for paying property taxes to the counties — and what a wet blanket that casts over the bubbling June picture.

Love is Love is Love

The power and limits of the arts, and of ourselves
Early Sunday morning, 49 people were murdered at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Any additional description I am capable of providing leads to mere redundancy.


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