Guest Commentary


Employers can’t afford to sit out election

As I’ve traveled the state the last few months as part of the Association of Washington Business’ small-business listening tour, I’ve noticed campaign signs for nearly every race and political persuasion, from president to county precinct officer.

My childhood memories of a 1970s dog

A thread on the question-and-answer website Quora discussed the stark differences between dog ownership in the 1970s compared with today.

Detoxifying Congressional politics

Thankfully, June 8 marked a milestone for Congress.

How liberals respond to gun violence

Pink Pistols, an LGBT self-defense organization, doesn’t care what color you choose for your weapon as long as you choose.

Remember, Dad is important

Our society seems enamored with the idea of a “single mom” raising children.

The benefits of not working from home

I don’t care what the new study has found. Working from home is getting old for me.

Tax measure a boon for our state

Washington’s next economic development plan may be written by Oregon voters next November.

Federal intervention hurts the economy

Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report — the worst monthly report in nearly six years.

Seeking conceal and carry rights in D.C.

“Why did we just file for a permit to carry a concealed firearm in Washington, D.C.?” said my friend as I walked with him and his wife to their posh Capitol Hill condo.

Lost opportunities are mounting

Recently, the Wall Street Journal pegged the economic value of fossil-fuel related projects which were rejected or withdrawn since 2012 at $33 billion.

Big government can't help or save you

Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons.

Court ruling protects our rights

The U.S. Supreme Court made a very important decision affecting farmers, ranchers and other rural residents earlier this week with nary a peep in state and national media.

Celebrating the freedom to picnic

Ah, summer has arrived and the picnic season is upon us. One of the most delightful ways to celebrate our freedom is to picnic.

Seeking answers for millennials

Today, more millennials are moving back home even though the economy is improving and wages are inching upward.