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Imagine Donald Trump as a woman | Kathleen Parker / Syndicated columnist

One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex. No editorial comment is needed when a candidate’s own words stand alone to expose his flaws, and thus to condemn him. Just ask Mitt Romney, whose 47 percent remark effectively...

Northwest Voices

Troy Kelley is the wrong person to be dragged through the mud | Letter to the editor

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is right about one thing: The Troy Kelley trial besmirched the office of state auditor . But it wasn’t Kelley who brought on the trial — it was overzealous, political trophy-hunting federal prosecutors. Those attorneys, seeking to advance their careers at the price of denying the citizens of Washington the services...