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Simple truth about a REAL ID Act fix

Unless Washington state complies with the federal government mandates in the REAL ID Act, Washingtonians seeking to board planes will face serious disruptions as thousands of passengers find out their driver’s licenses are no longer enough to get them past security gates.

Ignoring gun laws a slippery slope

A recent article in The Daily Sun (“Gun measure should be a no-go,” Dec. 16) took me to task for sponsoring legislation that, from an outsider’s point of view, appears to create a new law allowing for firearms in stadiums and convention centers.

A trillion reasons why debt is incomprehensible

Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America‘s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016.

Avoiding déjà vu all over again

The late Yogi Berra coined the phrase “it’s déjà vu all over again!” It is used extensively to describe political miscues.

New year’s resolutions for Donald Trump and Congress

In the spirit of New Year’s, here are four resolutions for president-elect Trump and Congress that will enable them to really make America great again:

Opportunities with the shift from oil

As 2017 approaches, it is fascinating to look back at the vast changes in our lives over the last century and then imagine where we may be headed in the next 25 years.

Republicans are the masters of not getting over things

And now a few choice words for all Republicans advising Democrats to “stop whining about the election and get over it.”

After Aleppo, we need a new Syria policy

Over the past week, eastern Aleppo was completely brought back under control of the Syrian government.

Washington apples making a comeback

This year’s good news is Washington apple production is the second best-ever. The better news is shipments to Asian markets are returning to normal.

Give Trump some credit as a bold thinker

The nation’s newspapers are struggling mightily to find columnists who are willing to write nice things about Donald Trump.

A million wreaths across America

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones.

The Grinch is turning 50 years old

I’ll bet you a can of Who Hash that you didn’t realize the classic holiday special “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (based on the 1957 book) celebrates its 50th anniversary on December 18.

Let Senate kill U.N. climate treaty

When is a treaty not a treaty?

College kids don’t understand

When, chest puffed out with pride, my father told a law partner his first-born was accepted to Bryn Mawr College, this was the immediate response: “Isn’t that the place where they don’t shave their underarms and dance naked around the Maypole?”

Thanksgiving: Haven and attitude of gratitude

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends.

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