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Jeb Bush, Iraq and the truth

As the Islamic State’s barbarities make headlines, Republican presidential candidates are scrambling to outdo each other’s hawkish pronouncements on foreign policy. That makes political sense. With the economy improving, polls show that voters now consider terrorism to be as important a campaign issue for 2016 as economic issues. And Obama’s incoherent efforts to degrade the...

Northwest Voices

Taxes: Income taxes, not property taxes, more fair and effective

Although guest columnist Chris Vance dismisses an income tax in his opening statement . A progressive income tax (or other kinds of progressive taxes on capital or wealth) is far more fair and effective than property taxes. The main reason is that property taxes are a flat tax applied equally to all property-owners regardless of...