Guest Commentary


Abraham Lincoln opposed Socialism

Perhaps America’s most beloved and respected president was Abraham Lincoln, who now shares a national holiday — Presidents’ Day — with George Washington.

February 20, 2019 noon read more..

What’s the answer?

Most people desire to have a good government and a good governor to take care of their country and help it prosper. If under their government all goes well, the people are content, however, often this is not the case.

January 23, 2019 noon read more..

Holidays and politics: Rebuilding civility

With the chill in the air and the leaves already falling, the holidays are just around the corner. Whether you’re hosting or being hosted, the old rule of not discussing religion, money, or politics serves as a reminder of the issues which can divide even those who love each other the most. But in an era where everything, from ice cream to music, is politicized, avoiding political topics in conversation with those of differing views becomes almost impossible. Is this overly divisive and ever-present political tension healthy for society?

November 21, 2018 noon read more..

The Mayflower Compact Facilitated Pilgrim Starvation

The pilgrims realized that some kind of governing document was needed for the new colony, “as human nature is prone to disunity and differences that could be disruptive of peace.” Governor William Bradford thus described the circumstances under which the agreement came about.

November 16, 2018 noon read more..

Wine, food and visiting weekend is here

It’s just a week away from one of my favorite Yakima Valley events -Thanksgiving Day dinner, of course, but also Thanksgiving in Wine Country, the best opportunity to sample wine paired with great food and desserts.

November 16, 2018 noon read more..

U.S. health care’s primary problem — A doctor shortage

America’s medical system is facing a primary care crisis. To meet our nation’s needs would require almost 15,000 additional primary care doctors. Take into account the effects of aging and population growth, and the shortage will climb to almost 50,000 by 2030.

November 14, 2018 noon read more..