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Another Democratic leader skips an Inslee State of the State speech. Please burn that playbook

Cyrus Habib doesn't fill the most essential of statewide elected offices. So it's ironic that Habib, Washington's first-term lieutenant governor, drew attention to himself by playing hooky from one of the few occasions he's expected to be visible: while presiding over the governor's annual State of the State address Tuesday. Read more

Letters: Political football

I read a letter to the editor the other day from Chris Fry about government workers not getting paid that I just have to say, was the most … Read more

Letters: World competition

There is a lot of investigation and rumors about the Trump Organization seeking to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The negotiations apparent… Read more

Letters: Taken advantage of

The way I see it, to me a license or a permit is more of a demand than anything the government demands payment. Read more

Letters: Quick and easy

I am so sick and tired of all the fighting over "The Wall." Read more

Letters: Republican shutdowns

Republicans and President Trump keep trying to blame their government shutdown on the Democrats while they control the House, Senate and Wh… Read more



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Ignatius: What Americans are fighting for in Manbij

WASHINGTON — If you wonder what the four Americans who were killed Wednesday in Manbij, Syria, were doing there, let me describe a few imag… Read more

Thiessen: Nancy Pelosi is lying about the State of the Union

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has written President Trump to suggest that he postpone his State of the Union address, citing her … Read more

Milbank: Why would William Barr take this job? The answer should alarm Trump.

WASHINGTON — It was William P. Barr’s confirmation hearing. But it was Robert S. Mueller III’s affirmation hearing. Read more

Cepeda: Castro's a 'nice guy,' so is he doomed to finish last?

CHICAGO — It’s possible that the worst legacy of the last three presidential elections is that we now expect our candidates to be Washingto… Read more

Singletary: Worried about your loans during the government shutdown? Financial institutions say: Call us.

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Commentary: Why Republicans fell in love with tax cuts

Since 1980, tax cuts have been the chief economic policy offering of the national Republican Party. Why is that? Republican politicians and some economists will tell you that it's just smart economics: Cutting taxes brings faster growth. This is surely true in some cases, but on the whole, economic growth has been slower since the first great Republican-led tax cut in 1981 than it was in ... Read more

Commentary: Economists don't know what the top tax rate should be

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrats' new star in the House of Representatives, suggested that the top marginal tax rate on incomes of more than $10 million should be as high as 70 percent, she put the policy of soaking the rich back into contention within her party and beyond. An endorsement from Paul Krugman in the New York Times made it official. She's talking to "very good ... Read more

10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more

New Kalama subdivision to meet growing housing demand

Katie Fairbanks kfairbanks@tdn.com

KALAMA — Once the word got out about the subdivision Brad Hoggatt has been preparing for the last 1… Read more

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