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Comment: Putin’s ‘human wave’ attacks kill Russians by thousands
In its war in Ukraine it may have already amassed 200,000 causalties, with no regard for life on either side.
Comment: Why education has become political fight in America
The left sees education’s needs in terms of funding. The right prioritizes cultural issues. Where’s the middle?
Comment: Biden can’t run nation and for reelection at same time
Actual bipartisan action is dead for now, and disenfranchised moderates have only themselves to blame.
Comment: Republican race is on to win ‘Toughest on China’ title
With U.S.-China relations likely to remain on edge, count on 2024 candidates to tout their attracks of China.
Comment: Covid fight should now focus on those over 65
About 500 in the U.S. still die each day from covid, but 9 in 10 are 65 or older. Put efforts on protecting them.
Comment: Biden’s EV boom needs graphite rush like China’s
And one location for that push for the battery mineral could soon come to Washington state.
Comment: Comeback in factory jobs is real and likely to grow
Manufacturing accounts for only 8.4 percent of employment, but demand for workers may remain strong.
Comment: Spying isn’t new but public’s attention to spying is
Spying can help countries keep the peace, but when it goes public it can create conflict.
Comment: Nurses’ work can lead to PTSD; provide care they need
Legislation would add PTSD as an occupational condition for nurses and allow coverage under L&I.
Comment: State needs lawmakers’ oversight on public lands’ use
A DNR plan to set aside working forests as carbon offsets should be reviewed and debated by lawmakers.
Comment: Veterans need Congress’ help for better antibiotics
Military veterans, more susceptible to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, need Congress to pass PASTEUR Act.
Comment: Culture warriors in white turn speech into spectacle
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Sarah Sanders managed to sling mud without sullying their outfits.
Comment: Microsoft, Google risking a lot in chatbot-search race
The AI technology that each is using still have problems with accuracy and the public’s trust.
Comment: Don’t believe GOP line; they want Social Security cuts
They know it’s unpopular, but they’re looking to push the retirement age up to cut the program’s costs.
Comment: The adults in the room were in Jill Biden’s balcony box
The State of the Union’s guests were there as sober reminders to the often-oblivious lawmakers below.
Comment: It’s not federal debt’s $’s but %’s we should worry about
Focus on our ability to pay off debt through a balanced budget. The percentages are concerning.
Comment: When robots come for your job, they’ll fire you first
AI is taking the human out of human resources by evaluating performance and recommending whom to cut.
Comment: Biden’s stock market record pretty close to Trump’s
At similar points in their presidencies, most market measures show little difference between the two men.
Comment: End of covid emergency will carry costs for nearly all
Along with an end to free tests, the disease and its expenses will be treated like any other malady.
Comment: Hounding justices’ spouses out of work step too far
Questioning the chief justice’s work as a legal recruiter serves no purpose toward the court’s ethics.