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Whither Fox News now that O’Reilly is gone?

Bill O’Reilly, the recently ejected Fox News TV host, conducted interviews by talking over people, argued by repeating his conclusions and could not resist saying over and over again how tall he was, how generous he was or that he once went to Harvard. It took more than all of that to shatter my tolerance, however.

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There’s a lot more to aging than a number

As the Baby Boomers rapidly morph into the Elder Boomers, they present some challenging demographics as the first generation of seniors to outnumber their children’s generation. For the first time in history, the number of people over 65 will soon outnumber the people under 5. How will that will that impact our community?

Editorials

Counties, cities need leeway on property taxes

As Washington lawmakers sail into their first overtime session, they are rightly focused on school funding. That much is unavoidable. The Legislature is under state Supreme Court orders to fix the state’s unconstitutional system of funding K-12 schools.

Op-Ed

We’re not ready for the aging

Whether we like it or not, it’s going to happen to all of us — and few are thinking about it or planning for it. We will all age. And at some point, 70 percent of us will need help with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and transportation.

Editorials

Trump’s tough talk on Korea

America’s posture toward North Korea has changed, Trump administration officials insist. Vice President Mike Pence, visiting South Korea, declared that the “era of strategic patience is over” and warned the north not to test President Donald Trump’s resolve or the strength of the U.S. military forces in the region.

Editorials

Trump conflicts of interest need transparency

Many activists joined protests last weekend over President Donald Trump’s continuing refusal to share his tax returns with the public. Their concern over taxes is valid, and the traditional IRS deadline for filing taxes on April 15 was a nice touch for demonstrations.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

The hope of pardon and peace

The story of Good Friday — the garden, the bloody sweat, the sleeping friends, the torch-carrying crowd, the kiss, the slash of a sword, the questioning, the scourging, the mocking, the beam, the nails, the despair of a good man — is an invitation to cynicism. Nearly every human institution is revealed at its worst.

Op-Ed

Protecting environment doesn’t have to be partisan

An acquaintance recently observed that my conservative friends often tout past environmental achievements, but these days, they have done very little. I admit his “yeah, but what have you done lately” comment stung a bit. It contains some truth.

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