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From out of the smoke of the fires and the blood of the murdered Warsaw ghetto, we imprisoned in the ghetto send you our heartful fraternal greetings. We know that you watch with pain and compassionate tears, with admiration and alarm, the outcome of this war, which we have been waging for many days with the cruel occupant. Let it be known that every threshold in the ghetto has been and will continue to be a fortress, that we may all perish in this struggle, but we will not surrender: that, like you, we breathe with a desire for revenge of the crimes of our common foe. A battle is being waged for your freedom as well as ours. For you and our human, civic, and national honor and dignity.
by Don C. Brunell
As per my custom, here are some of my favorite news stories in 2007. Also as usual, they are mostly about animals. I cant help that. I am an animal lover.
by Don C. Brunell
by Jim Hightower
by Sheldon Richman
Both the city of Marysville and the city of Arlington should be commended for their efforts to post their respective City Council agendas online. The move should save time and money and, hopefully, increase the publics participation in the governing process by making the information more accessible to members of the community.
It occurred to me the other day, as I listened to an impassioned pitch for the NASCAR racetrack in Kitsap County from its only Republican County Commissioner, Jan Angel, in whose district it would be built, when did this thing become a political battle between the Democrats and the Republicans?
by Alex Epstein
I once hated green olives but that was back in my childhood. Over a few decades I passed from getting used to them to actually enjoying their flavor. Some changes are like that. Slow and incremental. When it comes to petty issues such as liking or not liking green olives, incremental change is okay. But when our well-being and way-of-life is at stake it doesnt pay to let time slip by.
Im glad I was unable to attend this years Mainstream Republicans of Washington convention in Wenatchee or I wouldnt have been able to keep my seat or my mouth shut when the MRs clapped enthusiastically (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) for former U.S. Attorney John McKay.
After nearly two years of hard work and seeking input from a variety of stakeholders, the Sno-Isle Libraries has completed its capital facilities plan and… Continue reading
by Sheldon RichmanFuture of Freedom Foundation Some people think that government can fight wars such as the ones going on in Iraq and Afghanistan while… Continue reading
by Don C. Brunell
by Prof. Mathew ManwellerWashington Policy CentersAcademic Advisory Board Thomas Jefferson was blunt when he talked about the role of education in a free society. He… Continue reading
Talk show hosts have been debating over whether the Senates all night session in a vain effort to get 60 votes to advance a resolution supporting a pullout date for our troops in Iraq was democracy in action or a meaningless political stunt.
Two recent proposals a branch campus of the University of Washington in Lakewood and a Community Transit transit center in Smokey Point are being touted as a possible impetus for a solution to the traffic woes in the Lakewood and Smokey Point areas.
Despite the dedication and hard work of a group of very committed volunteers, it appears, unfortunately, that the Arlington Library Bond which appeared on the Nov. 7 general election ballot has failed to get the required 60 percent supermajority needed to pass.
In a recent column I focused on the many ways Marysville citizens deal with PNW winters, like snuggling up to the fireplace, challenging the out-of-doors or fleeing southward. After building a case for toughing it out in the Northwests winters wonderland, my wife and I cashed in our Northwest Airlines flight-miles to fly south to join the escapists for eight days.