Guest Commentary



What a contrast!

Vaccination crackdown a move in the right direction

Spokane School District has booted 143 kids from classes after their parents failed to provide documentation that the children were vaccinated or are exempt from being vaccinated.

Things you shouldn’t say to female politicians

Certain women complain that their attempts at entering the political arena are stymied by a glass ceiling, a good ole’ boys network, a double standard. These are the updated versions of what used to be called “sexism.”

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A nuclear deal with Iran must face the facts

Today, the Middle East is a dangerous place where America’s enemies seem to be expanding their reach as America’s allies watch anxiously.

1985: Prosser pilot dies in crash near Sunnyside

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

Road sage

Next to Interstate 15, about 45 miles south of Las Vegas, sit three mysterious structures that look like gigantic table lamps giving off blinding light.

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Tokes for tots

Light up, Washington!

Citywide clean-up offers me a freebie

Every year I vow I’ll do a better job of fall clean-up in my postage stamp-sized yard to make my spring cleaning easier.

Tolerance is a two-way street

A duck walks into an Indiana bar and asks for a drink. The bartender refuses to serve him. The duck says “It’s that damn religious law, right? You have something against poultry, right? You’re such a bigot, you know?”

Political pandering over religious freedom bill

Apple CEO Tim Cook should know better than to freak out over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). His company was also the victim of media alarmism and hyperbole.

A Windy day

Instead of the philosophy counter, we were at the righteous round table yesterday, because Herb got there first and he picked.

My escape from reality

I spent last weekend in Wonderland.

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Easter across the ages

This is Holy Week - the week that ends with Easter Sunday. Do you wonder how we got the different traditions associated with this celebration? Why do we have bunnies, baskets, parades and eggs? How did Easter come to be the holiday we have today?

Welcome to Washissippibama

Even as Democrats in Washington state try to exorcise Indiana’s alleged demons of discrimination...others in the same party are touting how we’re more like Mississippi and Alabama.