Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Civil rights will suffer under AG Sessions

Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate the department; a treasury secretary from Goldman Sachs who ran a home foreclosure factory. So when a white nationalist sympathizer, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, was confirmed to be attorney general, it passed by as just another absurdity.

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Trump may thrive in chaos, but the presidency cannot

In early January, Speaker Paul Ryan met on the issue of tax reform with a delegation from the president-elect. Attending were future chief strategist and senior counselor Stephen Bannon, future Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, future senior adviser Jared Kushner, future counselor Kellyanne Conway and future senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. As the meeting began, Ryan pointedly asked, “Who’s in charge?”

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The Republicans’ profiles in cowardice

Imagine how Republicans would have reacted if former president Obama had attacked a retailer for dropping his daughter’s product line. Or asked senators to confirm a Cabinet pick who said guns are needed in schools to defend against grizzly bears. Or tried to undermine the independence of the federal judiciary. Or equated the United States’ moral standing with that of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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Se'He'Wa'Mish Days Pow-Wow pageantry on display

Hundreds of Native American tribal members from an estimated 50 tribes celebrated during the Se'He'Wa'Mish Days Pow-Wow on Sunday at the Little Creek Casino & Resort.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
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Se'He'Wa'Mish Days Pow-Wow pageantry on display

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