Trust Busters

Trust Busters

Why strengthening antitrust policy is essential to our economic well-being
I come from a tradition of independent business owners on both sides of my family. Grandpa Harvey quit working at a JC Penney in small-town Montana when it refused to honor the Depression-era tradition of selling goods to farmers on credit until their next harvest came in.

Mardi Bras

Do Something: How to get involved with your community this week
A collaborative fundraiser between Volunteers of America's Hope House and Transitions' Women's Hearth. Participants are encourage to host their own collection parties, then drop off donations during a collection day.

Readers react to "special snowflakes" and obscene gestures

Letters to the Editor
REAL NEWS Thank you for great coverage of local party politics ("Obscene Gestures," 2/9/17). Wilson Criscione was very even-handed in giving both party leaders ample opportunity to express their viewpoint and respond to each other's statements.

Facts, Not Fairy Tales

In Boise, state leaders are doing their best to prevent students from learning scientific facts
Welcome back to another mind-boggling session of the Idaho Legislature. It's been a year since I reported on the workings of that body.

On the Street

When did you have your first cup of coffee?
CHRISTOPHER GENTRY When I was 16, but I don't really remember where.

On the Street

Have you ever been called a "special snowflake"?
SASHA GIBSON Yes, all the time.

America's Greatest Resource

In a country of wonderful — and destructive — contradictions, we must listen to each other
Rather than any shared culture or ethnicity, America is a country defined by its landscape and a political system of the people, by the people, and for the people. I've written before about the importance of protecting place — the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the lands we call home.

Independence of Mind

The dance around the Neil Gorsuch nomination underlines the stakes of getting a peek inside his head
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer titled his recent New York Times Op-Ed column "We Won't Be Fooled Again." He writes: "When I met with Judge Gorsuch on Feb. 7, I sought to ascertain his potential to be an independent check on the president.

The Hardening of the 'Special Snowflake'

Why the depiction of millennial liberals as fragile and sensitive seems more off target than ever
There have been many insults lobbed by Donald Trump supporters, many laden with sexual, anti-Semitic and racist connotations.


Do Something: How to get involved in your community this week
Join Spokane's contribution to the annual One Billion Rising revolution happening around the world this month. This event is a free, public gathering promoting nonviolence against women and girls.

All of Us

How the contributions of black people shaped America
Black History Month is for us all. It was created because our history books, our media, our entertainment industry — until recently — has ignored the great contributions of black people to our society.

Readers react to our cover story on Spokane's homeless, plus reflecting on refugees

Letters to the Editor
Brothers and Sisters of Humanity

Local Arts Resources

Do something: How to get involved with your community this week
Local arts organizations and creative spaces — including Spokane Arts, Laboratory Spokane, Terrain and many others — gather to discuss their programs and resources for artists of all disciplines. Sat., Feb. 11, 9 am-noon.

Stick With the Picks

Even though national politics are a full-contact sport, rules of good sportsmanship must still apply
When President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy, he justified for many who either reluctantly supported or didn't vote for him that he was, in fact, the better choice for president. Judge Gorsuch is a superb choice for the highest court in our nation.

On the Street

What do you want to see in the car of the future?
MEGAN BAUMAN I hate driving, so I'm fine with the driverless car.


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