The Columbian (05/10/18) published an article about our very own Jim Moeller; lifetime political servant to Vancouver and environs. Jim is currently running for County Council District 1. Although Jim announces he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he is confident that his thought capability, his "brain", is unaffected. That's good news because Jim has terrific name recognition and a long list of accomplishments. Read the article - LINK
Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald opinion writer, offers that "understanding" Trump supporters is unnecessary and not reciprocated by those supporters. He develops a strategy which forms a clear mandate for us. Read the piece at LINK.
"More" in that you've probably heard about the offensive Sinclair Broadcasting and news service; but it is important that you know about Sinclair. It is a company, chaired by David Smith, that owns some 190 TV stations around the country, including KATU-TV in Portland OR. They are in the process of buying more stations. They force their news anchors to broadcast identical, right-leaning 'news' opinions in support of Trump's White House. Talk about 'Fake News' - this really is fake. Might as well listen to Fox news.
An article is LINKED here about Chair David Smith and his salacious, hypocritical history, and about the company.
A mother of a surviving Parkland massacre child praises her daughter and says, "We [adults] should've dealt with this 20 years ago." Lenard Pitts; Miami Herald op/ed writer, praises the Saturday Gun March and compares it to other activist movements. Read the piece - LINK
Rick Santorum, former PA Senator and two-time presidential candidate, said students who rallied for gun control should instead learn CPR or learn what to do when there's an attack on their school. His remarks two days after the huge 'March for our Lives' rally have been met with outrage. Read the article - LINK
The editoial manager for The Columbian, Greg Jayne, has some clever observations about the current Republican party and what his father; a Republican, might have said about today's Republican practices. Hint - his responses are mostly "balderdash!". Enjoy the editorial - LINK
Dan Ogden was a longtime Clark County Democrat. He was chair of the Clark County Democratic Party, and stalwart of Democratic ideals. He was often referred to as "Mr. Democrat". The Columbian has a nice article. Dan was 95. Details on proceedings will be published as they become available.
A service is planned at the Vancouver Unitarian Universalist Church (4505 E. 18th St) on Mar 24 at 2:00PM.
Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post* says do not be decoyed by phony gun rhetoric from the NRA or Trump, like arming teachers. The issue is only, and always, keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. Read the piece-LINK
* The Columbian, 03/02/18
In an op/ed piece by Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and published in The Columbian 03/01/18, we find that Trump uses several back-door means to remove the effectiveness of Obamacare and knock millions out of insurance. He's also supplying short term "buffalo" plans that may not cover much of anything. Warn your friends and relatives by reading - LINK.