An op-ed in the New York Times yesterday highlights one of the most egregious examples of corrupt county prosecutors … as you read, ask yourself why James Faire, whom the evidence exonerates, continues to sit in the  Okanogan County jail.malicious prosecution Continue Reading »

Observations from the first working day of the long awaited NEW 1-405 EXPRESS (TOLL) LANES!

  • i405expresstollrushBellevue north bound rush hour kicked in two hours early (at 12:15 – 12:30 pm) with the “peon” lanes clogged, going 20 mph,  and the new express lanes EMPTY.
  • North bound the new (“oh boy!!”), second HOV  lane  through the heart of Bellevue (now minimum 3+ occupants) slows traffic even further both by motorist confusion and by forcing travelers who a week ago used the HOV lane (thus at least marginally helping traffic flow) into the newly designated “peon” lanes.

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By Vitaliy Maksimov

unmarked car

Police breaking the law.

The use of unmarked vehicles by law enforcement for routine police work and wanton arrests for “obstruction” are hot-button issues for people who call themselves “Constitutionalists”. A 74-year old local pastor was killed by a Spokane Sheriff’s deputy who was sitting on his property in an unmarked police car.  People have been threatened with arrest (and some actually went to jail) for asking questions and videotaping police encounters.

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By Father Robert Sirico

pope-francis-rolling-stone-221x300On Sept. 10, Rolling Stone magazine published a long article titled “Pope Francis’ American Crusade — The pope takes on climate change, poverty and conservative U.S. clerics.” From the title alone you could tell where this was headed. Predictably, the magazine asserted that “deeply alarmed by the power of Francis’ message, an entire network of -right-wing Catholic organizations has been increasingly willing to push back against the Vatican.” In ticking off members of this “network” it said this about the Acton Institute and yours truly: Continue Reading »


noun: endorsement; plural noun: endorsements; noun: indorsement; plural noun: indorsements
  1. 1.
    an act of giving one’s public approval or support to someone or something.
    synonyms: support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, recommendation, championship, patronage, affirmation, sanction;

    informal buy-in
    “the proposal won their overwhelming endorsement”

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twin towersIn the years since 9/11, we have often heard it described as the day that America lost her innocence.  It was the day that we were violated on our own soil, the day that we were made to face the reality that there are those in this world who want us dead simply because we are American.

The truth is that we are no longer innocent; instead, we are simply, truly, willfully ignorant.

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Trump signs RINO Pledge

Like a thousand newcomers before him, Donald Trump has succumbed to ancient stratagems of the GOP’s Left/Pragmatic Establishment.

He has signed the RINO Pledge.

Trump with pledge

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