Guest Commentary


Politically correct summer camp

Dear Mom and Dad, It’s been less than a week since you dropped me off at summer camp. You better come get me ‘cause I’m in big trouble.

Where’s the civility in politics?

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS “60 Minutes” focus group, leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another. He couldn’t stop it. Nobody could.

Feeling grateful for an old-school father

My father made me wear hand-me-downs - even though I was our family’s only boy, with five sisters.

It’s time to refocus climate debate

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord negotiations is never ending.

Vacations, ‘La Costa’ and Seattle

I’ve been doing a little writing for a blog group a niece of mine started recently. The theme for June is summer fun.

Anti-Trump may be anti-American

In 1997, Osama bin Laden said on CNN, “We declared jihad against America because America is unjust, criminal and tyrannical.”

Going back to basics for U.S. civics education

“I may have to do WHAT to receive my high school diploma?”

Connecticut’s issue a lesson for us

Recently, the Wall Street Journal editorialized that Connecticut’s elected officials are getting their “comeuppance” for years of absorbingly high taxes, failing to implement state spending constraints, and treating business as a bottomless well of cash.

Here’s why I never left Granger

People have asked over the years why I never left Granger or the Yakima Valley. I’ve asked myself the same question.

Online health care: Future is now

The world is changing a lot faster than people can comprehend. The old ways are changing.

It’s time for Democrats to get real

Democrats just lost another election, this time in Montana.

Our state could learn from Texas

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in Texas.

Flour tortillas: From shadows to space

My son, Teddy, and I were having breakfast together last week when he mentioned that U.S. astronauts rely on flour tortillas in space.

Trump should reject climate accord

One of the central themes of President Donald Trump’s campaign was the need to extricate the United States from international agreements that hurt American jobs and unfairly disadvantage American companies versus foreign competitors.

Fed up with urban imperialism

Urban enviro-imperialism is a phrase I learned last Tuesday from Myron Ebell at our Washington Policy Center Solutions Summit. Although the term is new to me, its meaning has been a constant companion of mine growing up in rural America.