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  • REGIONAL VOICES

    Greek finance crisis will strike Americans’ 401(k)s

    Confidence is an essential underpinning for healthy economies, which helps explain why Greece is in so much trouble right now. It doesn’t inspire any.

  • NATIONAL COLUMNS

    Brush up on the 2016 race for Fourth of July

    Happy upcoming Independence Day! Let’s celebrate with a presidential primary quiz. 1. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is the latest Republican candidate for president. His slogan is:

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    10 pointers for those who write our budgets

    The Legislature has completed the budget for the next two years. It seems that while drafting budget plans, they, the governor, Congress and our president should consider what one of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, considered his 10 rules of conduct for individuals and nations:

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Bernie Sanders can make freedom’s bell toll again

    The Supreme Court unexpectedly let in some light when they decided Americans could love whom they want, get quality-affordable health care, and protect their environment. Now I get to re-cycle an old John Birch Society slogan. I’d like to say to the right wing extremists – The new ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    What about the morale of Olympia police officers?

    I didn’t think the Olympia City Council was serious about appointing a committee to monitor the activities of the Olympia Police Department. I guess they are serious.

  • NATIONAL COLUMNS

    President Obama delivers a speech for history

    “This whole week,” said President Obama, “I’ve been reflecting on this idea of grace.” That was the turning point of Friday’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the Charleston, S.C., minister who was, with eight of his congregants, murdered by a racist terrorist...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Portrait of woman on $10 bill would be disruptive

    There are two things that unsettle me about liberals. Liberals like to give people things based on affirmative action rather than merit, and we have a penchant for grand plans without worrying about the cost. The Olympian is obviously liberal because it did both when it said “YAY: Woman ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Nuclear power deserves bigger role in supply

    Perhaps someone out there believes as I do that our nation is wasting our potential use of nuclear power to provide electrical energy. It seems that we have a paralysis of mind or spirit. There have been nearly no new start-ups of nuclear power plants since the early ’80s.

  • REGIONAL VOICES

    Communities need emergency power to ban fireworks

    This June was just about the hottest and driest in Washington history, turning the state’s vegetation into so much kindling. That sets the stage for a potentially disastrous Fourth of July in many places as people ostensibly celebrating the nation’s birthday set off fireworks both ...

  • EDITORIALS

    Getting a budget deal is big relief

    There are always reasons for regret around budget deals. But the agreement reached in the state Legislature this week on a two-year operating budget for state government leaves us with a sense of relief. State agencies did not need to shut down on Wednesday, and those residents who depend on public...

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