Bill's Blog

I received an email from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office today claiming I had made an inaccurate statement in my column. Here is the substance of the email: The writer incorrectly states that our office is asking the court to prohibit Mr. Eyman from all political activity. In fact, we ask...
One of the most sacred principles of the American justice system is that an individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The concept is embedded in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights – the first ten Amendments to the Constitution that protect our individual freedoms from abuse by...
As families gather for the Thanksgiving Holiday they often take time to count their blessings. It is a wonderful tradition that we all take too little time to truly consider. This year I find it is a tradition that deserves our special attention as we consider the passionate arguments that have...
  Hoping to ride a “blue wave” back into D.C., Democrats have pulled out all of the stops to regain their power at the Federal level. But what exactly are they promising to do with that power? Have you heard any positive promises that will improve life for “we the people?” Kim Schrier promises to...
With all of the ways to get information today it would seem that we should all be better informed about the issues. The problem is that there is too much news and that news is too often incomplete. I have spent the better part of my professional career in this business and I have to say while most...
  Free trade promised that we could buy goods for less. Programs like Nafta promised to bring us cheaper products from our neigbors while opening the world to quality goods from America. It was the classic win-win. The problem is it doesn’t work. Sure we we’ve been able to buy cheaper cars, cell...
Last week I pointed out that this entire drama over separating children from their parents was just a political smokescreen to avoid the real scandal involving the top echelons of our government. Watching the opening of the Congressional testimony of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein only...
The cover of Time magazine last week offered a doctored photo showing President Trump standing over a crying baby with a tag line - Welcome to America. It has inspired outrage by the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd. Problem is it is factually flawed. In other words it is fake news. News...
There is a video making the rounds on Facebook about how the Army and white settlers once killed as many buffalo as they could in order to punish native Americans who depended on the bison for food and clothing. There is undoubtedly some degree of truth in the story but it is entirely irrelevant to...
Local Orchardists are concerned about the impact of China’s new tariffs on Apples and Cherries. Washington state is probably going to be hit the hardest. The question is just how big of a problem is this? First, only 2 percent of US apple exports go to China. Most of our exports go to Canada and...

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