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“They Thought They Were Free”

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2017

My Facebook time line is filled each day with posts about Trump and now, this weekend, about his odious executive order barring entry into the U.S. to those from [...]

Senators Benton and Ericksen to Help Gut the EPA

By Michael RiordanOn Jan 29, 2017

Michael Riordan guest writes. He lives on Orcas Island and covers energy and environmental issues. As recently reported, State Senators Don Benton and Doug Ericksen have headed to Washington, DC, [...]

Mobile Phones Bad for Your Vision

By David CampOn Jan 24, 2017

Apparently it’s not just me finding difficulty in focus and perception after an hour of reading the little screen. According to Dr. Sherylle Calder, Vision Coach to the English [...]

“Gort, America barada nikto”

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 19, 2017

Unfortunately there is no Gort to save us from the ghastly death of sanity tomorrow at noon and bring our republic, as Klaatu, back to life . The fictional Ellen Benson [...]

Trump: Savior of liberal American values?

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jan 18, 2017

On Friday, Donald Trump will be our president. The fact that he’s a misogynist is not up for debate. His racism is well documented. His election was an affront [...]

Those Inalienable Rights And Your Job

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 11, 2017

Did you even wonder what “inalienable rights” was about in the Declaration of Independence? ”WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are [...]

Stop Talking About Trump!

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 04, 2017

Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! This is the sound of the journalists’ and party hacks’ jackboots in the blathersphere as they march to the tune of [...]

How the Grinches Stole the Post Office from Fairhaven

By John ServaisOn Dec 23, 2016

Did you know the U.S. Postal Service station in the village of Fairhaven on Bellingham’s south side is closing? Here’s the story. For well over 100 years, Fairhaven [...]

Let’s Do Stupid All Over Again

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 21, 2016

According to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), banks are back to stupid in an era of debt deflation. By loosening borrowing standards they are increasing credit [...]

Assassins, Fake News, and Asymmetric War

By David CampOn Dec 20, 2016

The man who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey was a twenty-two year-old policemen who had lost his job in the riot police in a purge of political enemies in [...]

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