Barack Obama has taken his practiced pauses back on the campaign trail in recent days to gin up Democrats’ energy to help ensure they recapture control of the House on Nov. 6 and — who knows? — maybe even the Senate.
Donald Trump thinks his attacks on John McCain worked for him. Trump supporters will say his actions and tweets are all part of a grand strategy. If so, it’s a flawed one because he so often must back off of it.
The roller coaster ride of state Initiative 1639 is not over yet, and probably won’t be even after a majority of Washington voters approve the gun-reform package in November. Our state’s pre-election initiative review process is ill-defined and inadequate.
Progress may be erratic. And it may take some time to sort out our ethics and what’s right to forge a lasting social consensus. But in the end, it’s worth it and our society is better and stronger for it.
Washington state Rep. Matt Shea makes his distrust of the press no secret and we find it difficult to understand why he was appointed to a task force on how the Legislature should deal with public records.
Turkey is a golden opportunity for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who likes to deal with strongmen. Ironically, as a newcomer to democratic rule, Turkey sought and received NATO membership and protection in 1952.
RE Store, which recycles building materials, tools and furnishings, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Bellingham, WA. It’s part of the nonprofit RE Sources. It’s slogan is “reduce, reuse and recycle.”