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In Our View / Election 2016
Move up presidential primary

You may yet get your opportunity to help nominate Donald Trump or any other candidate among the Republicans and Democrats running for president in 2016.Earlier this spring it ... [Read the editorial]

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Eugene Robinson: GOP debates should be must-see TV  Aug. 2
David Sirota: Walker’s Wisconsin shows what’s wrong with corporate welfare  Aug. 2
Dana Milbank: Abortions will only increase if funding is cut  Aug. 2
Carol MacPherson: Pirates know whether you’re nautical or nice  Aug. 2
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Commentary highlights

Abortion's clash of values
Abortion's clash of values: Viewpoints: Should Planned Parenthood lose funding?
To pump or dump Trump
To pump or dump Trump: Viewpoints: How will Donald Trump affect the GOP in 2016?
The Cuban evolution
The Cuban evolution: Viewpoints: For good and bad, U.S. tourism will change Cuba
A civil eye on Civil War
A civil eye on Civil War: Viewpoints: Honoring history with civility, respect

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Should Congress end Planned Parenthood’s funding?   Aug. 2
Commentary / National parks funding: Making parks shill for ads heaps insult upon injury   Aug. 2
Guest commentary / Higher education funding: We need more than tuition cuts  Aug. 2
Guest commentary / Gun violence: We can all agree on gun safety   Aug. 1
How will Donald Trump affect the 2016 presidential election?  July 26
Guest commentary / Island County jail death: Why no arrests in death at jail?   July 26
Commentary / Election 2016: What do so many Americans see in Trump?   July 26
Commentary / Texas jail death: Sandra Bland should not have died in jail, nor been there   July 26
Guest commentary / 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid: Protect access to health care   July 25
Guest commentary / Greek debt crisis: Self-imposed austerity can aid Greece as it did WWII-era U.S.  July 25

More editorials

In Our View / K-12 education funding: Keep pressure on Legislature   July 30
In Our View / Congress: Get highway, Ex-Im Bank bills done   July 29
In Our View / Land, energy conservation: A bill for parks and much more  July 28
In Our View / Americans with Disabilities Act: Celebrate, and keep up work   July 27
In Our View / Transportation and the environment: Swallowing this 'pill' is too costly   July 26
In Our View / EvCC's aerospace programs: A key manufacturing source   July 24
In Our View / Legislative review: Cities pleased with outcomes   July 23
In Our View / Disaster preparedness: The big one: Don’t fret; plan   July 22
In Our View / Election 2015: Lake Stevens, Mukilteo city councils: Koon, Emery for council seats   July 21
In Our View / Eminent Domain: Make taking land last resort   July 20
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