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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.

On the Street

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

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'

After Trump's inauguration, 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. But as a pure term of art, few insults have had the staying power as "special snowflake," the ubiquitous phrase used to mock, in particular, oversensitive liberal millennials, the sort who demand that college administrators protect them from the realities of the outside world.

Readers respond to George Nethercutt calling for Democrats to be "good sports" about Trump picks:

Letters to the editor
WHAT DID I MISS? I had to read ol' George's column twice to make sure I hadn't missed something.

ONE BILLION RISING SPOKANE

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.

On the Street

How do you support the homeless community in Spokane?
CONNIE STEIDEL If someone says they're hungry, I'll buy them something.

We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

Why we're filling the streets to protest Trump's inhumane, dangerous policies
After little more than a week in office, Donald Trump is well on his way to becoming the worst president in United States history, causing more damage to our position in the world than a terrorist could hope to accomplish. Sticking to an ugly campaign promise — yes, I see all you "give him a chance" supporters out there — it took just a few days for him to declare war on refugees and close our borders to Muslims who are fleeing violence, oppression and persecution.

Don't Get Netflixed

We need a holistic analysis of all the pieces of our economic puzzle
"If you don't like change, you'll like irrelevance even less." This is one of my favorite quotes, attributed to now-retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki.

Protesting Pipelines

Do something: How to get involved in your community this week
Activists come together to talk about their experiences at Standing Rock and protest the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines. Downtown Spokane location TBA.

Readers react to Inlander coverage of the Spokane Women's March

Letters to the Editor
Readers continue to react to the outpouring of support for the Women's March on Spokane; here are comments on our story recapping the event from the Jan. 26 issue: Isaac Jack Jr.: What do you feel has been accomplished here in Spokane?

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