Here’s a sweet surprise! The Opinion Editor of The Columbian penned his Sunday October 07, 2018 column around an imaginary bar conversation where Trump’s mocking of Dr Christine Blasey Ford is discussed. The conversation is between Biff and Bubba, and Jayne says Bubba takes “the bait like a famished salmon”. It makes several points and chides Lindsay Graham, Trump, and his followers who believe it’s all a plot by the Democrats. Read the piece - LINK
Eric K. Ward, Director of Western States Center, gives a very local view about recent white nationalist activities and opines that local leaders must not tolerate it. White nationalists’ presence hurts everyone. (The Columbian, Our Leaders must stand up…,09/23/18) LINK
Froma Harrop, an opinion writer for Creators.com, puts forth a lot of facts, and some opinions about Trump’s immigration policies versus what was and what should be. LINK. She cites some Canadian standards of interest, and some solid Democratic positions.
Marc Thiessen is a columnist for the Washington Post. In his column of 09/18/18, Chaos or Not…, he lauds Trumps foreign policies - certainly a departure for the Washington Post. The most newsworthy item in is a statement by Trump about Syria, “The Washington Post reports that the president has approved a new strategy that ‘indefinitely extends the military effort’ in Syria until a government acceptable to all Syrians is established and all Iranian military and proxy forces are driven out.” What of this statement is bluff and what is serious Syrian War involvement for the US?
Greg Jayne, the Opinion Editor at The Columbian, talks a lot about JHB, but says plainly, ”the people of the 3rd Congressional District deserve better” (The Columbian, 09/23/18). He wonders if JHB has noticed that Clark County holds 2/3 of her voters, so why decline to debate Carolyn in Clark County?
Read the whole OpEd piece - LINK
Froma Harrop of Creators.com (09/06/18) skewers, "The silly debate about socialism", by defining socialism. "Socialism is a system whereby the state owns the means of production." "Medicare is not socialized medicine. The doctors work for themselves. Medicare is socialized insurance." This is very clalrifying. Reads the op/ed at - LINK.
The Columbian's Greg Jayne gives some insight into the higher cause of the education and teacher funding problem. His insight applies to a great deal of the problems rampant, and disputed, in this country - priorities. Read the op/ed - LINK
The Washington Post editorial on Tuesday (08/21/18) said clearly and strikingly that congress needed to take control and take after the crimes caused by Trump. It's a clear story. The president's attorney, Michael Cohen, plead guilty and stated in open court that he was directed to commit the crime by a federal presidential candidate - obviously Trump. Now it is time for Congress to look to their responsibility defined by the constitution regarding presidential crimes. Read the op/ed piece - LINK
In an "All Politics is Local" piece by Katy Sword of the The Columbian (Sun 08/12/18), David Gellatly, Chair of the Clark County Republican Party, says, the Republican party stands for "equality and opportunity, while the Democratic party is rooted in slavery and racism, which has now turned to institutionalized racism and identity politics", at a recent Portland rally of the Patriot Prayer members, led by Joey Gibson. LINK to entire article.