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I am enthusiastically asking for your support for Heidi St. John for Congress. She will be an energetic advocate for Southwest Washington. Here are a few of the reasons I will vote for Heidi, one for … more
On June 6, the Battle Ground City Council voted against Clark County’s Proposition 11 for public safety funding. As leaders of a grassroots effort to fight crime in our communities, we support … more
Placing the current gas crises at the feet of the president and his administration is short sighted and stupid. It is true that there are things the government could do or not do that might relieve … more
Fellas, we’d fight to the death defending our medical rights and privacy from government interference. And yet, men who claim to be stalwart champions of individual liberty and limited … more
Our democracy is precious and fragile. It only survives and thrives through our civic engagement. The Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at our U.S. capitol was an egregious assault on this democracy. The … more
The potential overturning of Roe v. Wade. Calls for gun control. Disclosures from investigations by the House Jan. 6 Committee. The last few months — especially the last two weeks — … more
As a rant, Mr. McCroskey’s commentary in The Reflector on June 2, 2022,  receives an A+. Focus your anger and fear at the government and its leaders, most likely the leaders of only one … more
I have received three mailings so far from Jaime Herrera Beutler in the guise of constituent newsletters sent from the House of Representatives, which are paid for with our tax dollars. The postage … more
Harold Kushner, the rabbi, author and teacher who wrote the best seller, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” wrote another book I reread recently.  The book is titled … more
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, economies in the industrial world were moving along fairly smoothly. There were reliable supply chains with “just in time” component arrivals, … more
We as a people cannot allow the actions of crazy people to be used to curtail our rights and our freedoms. Many will argue that we must give in to “common sense” legislation to make us … more
With all the discussions on gun ownership, gun deaths, and constitutional rights, simple facts get buried under an avalanche of rhetoric, media hype and social network misinformation. Here are a few … more
As an education fanboy, I often have opportunities to advise young people about their education options. As an educator at heart, I take these opportunities seriously, and I have given the question … more
It’s hard to prepare for the future if you’re only checking the rearview mirror. That’s why the AWB Institute has launched a new tool called FutureCast that provides employers, … more
It’s hard to prepare for the future if you’re only checking the rearview mirror. That’s why the AWB Institute has launched a new tool called FutureCast that provides employers, … more
Jaime Herrera Beutler’s continuing opposition to measures to stem gun violence, including a ban on assault rifles, is cowardly and unprincipled. There are about 400 million guns in this … more
Before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, factory workers were humming along assembling products just after components were delivered.  It was called “just-in-time” production. … more
Hardly any morning goes by without yet another act of violence or tragedy in this country. That, or another act that makes no sense perpetrated by our own government. Some of these are on the … more
We need to have a few more senators and congressmen with a backbone. It’s no secret. It’s been evident for a number of years now. The Constitution was once acknowledged and affirmed … more
The actions of Clark County Councilors Bowerman, Medvigy and Rylander continue the embarrassment of self-serving behavior that has plagued our county for too many years.  Thank you Janet … more
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