Washington state voters have made it clear, over and over, they want to make it more difficult to raise taxes. Initiatives have been approved that mandate a two-thirds majority in the state House and Senate to raise taxes and fees.
It began in 1979 when President Carter visited the site of the nuclear-power meltdown on Three Mile Island, and reported to his Cabinet it was only a minor incident.
Our state stands at a critical moment in determining our future. In every direction, geographical neighbors are implementing pro-growth policies and making long-term investments in trade-related infrastructure with the ultimate goal of expanding their global economic reach.
The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin has recently printed several letters to the editor from citizens supporting the removal of the Lower Snake River dams. A new environmental group at Whitman College has been formed for the same purpose.
What’s the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America?
The kerfuffle over the email policy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to fester.
Sadly, Washington state is among the nation’s biggest offenders when it comes to the escalating crime of online child pornography and subsequent child-sex trafficking.
The federal No Child Left Behind law, although well-intended, has been a disaster.
The right to free speech means nothing if not the right to express ideas that other people might find offensive. Protecting the exercise of that right is essential to democratic government, as the world was reminded, horrifically, by the mass murder of Muhammad-mocking cartoonists at France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine in January.
Between my early life in India and my current life in the United States, I spent 14 years in paradise: Singapore.
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