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Editorial: Hilt should follow Spencer as Lake Stevens mayor

Kurt Hilt and Brett Gailey have experience valuable to the city, but Hilt is the best fit as mayor.

 

Ignatius: More aid for Lebanon could restore Mideast balance

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria has ceded power to a Russian-backed axis. Remaining allies need our help.

 

McArdle: As much as candidates, voters need to reassess

With the economy in Trump’s favor, Democrats need to show voters they can be good economic stewards.

 

Ignatius: U.S. troops tell of shame, outrage at leaving Kurds

Trump’s retreat from Syria was an ‘unsound, morally indefensible act’ says a retired four-star general.

Parker: What does Trump get out of bowing to Turkey?

We know what we lost in terms of stability and security, but why did we abandon the Kurds to Turkey?

Harrop: Sanders wants it both ways as party outsider

The candidate’s attacks on fellow Democrats would disadvantage the party in race against the GOP.

Petri: Warren’s old job offers guidance on women in workplace

DO fire pregnant women from their jobs, but make sure to sign and date the termination letter.

Robinson: Why are blacks going about lives seen as threat?

Too often, officers approach situations involving African Americans with racist assumptions of fear.

Burke: Trump resigns? Isn’t it pretty to think so?

Trump isn’t the only one who can fabricate, so let’s enjoy a moment to imagine the possibilities.

Parker: When tossed from Trump’s inner circle to under the bus

How long before Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Graham become two more people Trump can barely recall?

Saunders: The signs that point to cordinated effort by House

There are lies and questions regarding the basis for the whistleblowers’ allegations against Trump.

Harrop: Are stores’ international aisles supermarket racism?

A restaurateur thinks they segregate shoppers. But aren’t they a celebration of international cuisine?

McArdle: Why the right’s view on marriage is best for the left

Government aid can’t substitute for the benefits of having two adults focused on a child’s needs.

Petri: The stages of Trump denial (or: Spines are over-rated)

Losing your principles can be disorienting, but you’ll feel more comfort when their nagging subsides.

Robinson: Maybe impeachment in Senate won’t be so difficult

Trump seems surprised by GOP objections to his betrayal of the Kurds; are there more to come?

Petri: Trump’s no kangaroo; so don’t try him in kangaroo court

Just because impeachment is outlined in the Constitution doesn’t mean it’s constitutional.

Schwab: Being rid of Trump not quite enough; pitch Mitch, too

The ‘do-nothing House’ has passed a raft of helpful bills, all blocked by Senate Leader McConnell.

Will: Trump’s balk at subpoenas is an attack on Constitution

His refusal is analogous to invoking the Fifth Amendment, and is an impeachable admission of guilt.

Ignatius: Turkey’s attacks in Syria could free ISIS prisoners

The Kurds guarding the prisons could be forced to abandon their posts to defend Kurdish regions.

McArdle: Do we fight the political tempest; or join it?

They are four plausible theories for the radical upheaval we’re seeing. Maybe all four are correct.