If the United States suffered from an epidemic of airplanes falling out of the sky, citizens would expect Congress to investigate and work to improve the safety of planes. Yet when it comes to gun violence, for two decades Congress has operated under the notion that ignorance is bliss. While we agree that the right to bear arms is essential, gun violence must be researched.
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A prospective juror wore a Confederate flag with the words “If this flag offends you, you need a history lesson” on it to court in York County, SC. A lawyer wanted her struck from service but a judge ruled she could stay, and a legal expert said that the flag itself doesn’t disqualify someone wearing it from jury service.
The photograph makes The Woman in the Silver Mercedes look like a lunatic: wide-eyed, grinning with mouth agape, hands raised with palms facing outward, both middle fingers extended toward a group of angry cyclists. And it’s a photo that, without a doubt, she’s now sorry she ever posed for.
They told me not to overreact. Read the comments “in context,” they said. And, after all, Christine, you’re an immigration lawyer; you have a tendency to blow these things out of proportion. Chill, lady. Go say a Rosary and call us in the morning.
The “stark parallels” of the Martinez Torres case to the Zambrano-Montes case (TCH, Aug. 10) should be a clue that the police in Wapato acted as best they could under the circumstances. As unfortunate as any killing is, it is high time we all recognize without reservation that police officers cannot when faced with a violent person hold a debate as to whether they should shoot or not.
You think the voters were too simple-minded to understand what The Link was really all about? If only voters were as enlightened as you, right? Our benevolent rulers need to spend more time and money convincing us plebeians that this is best for us. Maybe in socialist-ville.
A vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton seems like a vote for either horrible or disastrous. That’s why I’m supporting former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party for president.
In reference to your Aug. 21 editorial — “Democrats may sway many GOP-only races” — I know there are many Democrats in our area, but they’re not represented in city or county government, school boards or other municipal positions, with perhaps one or two exceptions.
The Wilks brothers have been buying up land in the West and reportedly have closed access to local residents for hunting and recreation. Now, they’ve apparently purchased 172,000 acres of timberland in Southern Idaho.
Critics say Donald Trump’s campaign is too cozy with Russia, but Hillary Clinton may have problems of her own. Critics charge that foreign governments gained access to Clinton when she served as secretary of state by making donations to a charity, the Clinton Foundation, overseen by her family. Clinton says the foundation will stop taking foreign donations if she’s president, but Republican critics have called for the organization to be shut down entirely.
Joe Fain, a Republican state senator from King County, breaks down how Washington's veto process differs from Congress and the historical fate of bills that have come up against the governor's red pen.
Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them
Astronomers discover new earth-sized planet
How fires create their own winds
Video shows tornado destroying Starbucks in Indiana