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Letter to the Editor: Tax cut does little for average American

NORM LUTHER, Spokane

January 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In her email to constituents, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers exclaimed “This is huge.” And indeed it is huge. The recently-passed tax bill is a huge boondoggle for the rich. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center estimates that, under the law, the middle fifth of American households will see...

Letter to the Editor: Head Coach Mike Leach’s pay increase is bad call

JIM WELCH, Spokane

January 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Has the football world gone mad? Or maybe I should say has WSU joined in on the madness? Obviously. If you go to just about any state in the country, typically you will find that the top-five paid state employees include a head football or basketball coach in that state. This does not even include priva...

Letter to the editor: Dining Services needs better solution

RYAN MANNY | WSU

December 11, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dining Services is currently deciding between two “budget-neutral” policy changes in the dining centers to close the spending power gap between RDA and Cougar Cash. Both plans eliminate the 7.5 percent discount associated with Cougar Cash at the dining halls. The second goes further, increasing...

Letter to the editor: Increased national park fees discourage use

JACOB WOODBURY | Pullman

November 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In October, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed a hike of entrance fees to our nation’s most popular national parks from $25 to $70. This fee increase would discourage using our parks. Americans have fewer and fewer opportunities to access public wilderness — Bears Ears Monument in...

Letter to the editor: Stop blaming Schulz for budget deficit

RUSS SALVADALENARUSS | Pullman

November 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

It is totally understandable that programs affected by budget cuts will express concern, displeasure and disagreement. Offering differing viewpoints and suggesting alternative solutions is good discourse, and ideally leads to the best decisions. The huge drop in state funding in the early 2000’s affected...

Letter to the editor: McMorris Rodgers hurting students with tax plan

PAT BATES | Clarkston

November 28, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The GOP tax plan will crush the middle class, and it will decimate students’ educations. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t even address the bill with her own constituents. She certainly won’t address education because of the damage she is inflicting on our next generation. Currently, student loan...

Letter to the editor: Fight Performing Arts

Richard Snyder | WSU

November 16, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I haven’t been able to find the right words over the past couple of weeks, but I’ll try now. The theatre changed my entire life in college, and the trajectory of my life since. It gave me real confidence for the first time. It built a community around me that helped me with anxiety and depression....

Letter to the editor: Take a knee for injured players

KIMBERLEY LACKEY | WSU

November 15, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Most of us in the stands watched with concern as Oregon State University redshirt junior quarterback Jake Luton was attended to after being injured in the Sept. 16 football game versus WSU. However, while most eyes were on Luton, my eyes were on the WSU players and coaching staff. For the vast majority...

Letter to the editor: Performing arts essential to students

SCOTT MACDONALD | Alumnus

November 15, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

This is a tragic development. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and the long form essay are all part and parcel of the “arts,” as well as the performing arts such as dance, theatre and musical theatre. The visual arts, which include sculpture, painting and mixed media have become intertwined in...

Letter to the editor: No ‘hate speech’ exception

ROBERT ROSENMAN | WSU

November 15, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

On Sept. 29, The Daily Evergreen published a letter from Tim Charters, WSU alumnus, in which he claims that “Freedom of speech stops at the infringement of others.” Charters is wrong. The Supreme Court, most recently (unanimously) in Matal v. Tam in 2017, has ruled that there is no “hate speech”...

Letter to the editor: Schulz going in wrong direction

HARRISON CONNER | WSU

November 15, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Last semester, WSU President Kirk Schulz announced a new direction for WSU. The university would be focusing on academics, and before we knew it, we would be a top-25 research university. A most admirable goal for our humble school. I am so glad to see President Schulz taking big steps in the right direction,...

Letter to the editor: AG wasting taxpayer money

JESSE WAITE | WSU

November 15, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office initiated its 19th lawsuit against the Trump administration, this time for rescinding Obama administration requirements that employer plans provide contraceptive coverage. However, the Congressional Budget Office 2016 Affordable Care Act Baseline...

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