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The grand bargain that never was | Thomas Friedman / Syndicated columnist

Like many others, I watched the video that President Obama showed at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday of him inviting former House Speaker John Boehner over to solicit his advice on what Obama should do post-presidency. It was remarkable to see the real Boehner and the real Obama acting like best buddies in...

Northwest Voices

Transgender restrooms: Important to respect everyone’s privacy | Letter to the editor

The recent North Carolina transgender bathroom law and resulting backlash is really a nonissue . Most modern public restrooms are of a single-stall configuration with lockable doors. About the only multi-device facilities are movie theaters, sports arenas, and airports. Some of these locations already provide a lockable bathroom for anyone who wants extra privacy. I...