Over the last year, we’ve witnessed a system that refuses to hold the communist Chinese government accountable when it comes to the origins of COVID-19. For months, Democrats have been labeling Republicans as xenophobic, fringe or extremist for suggesting that the Coronavirus outbreak may ha…

Shortly after President Biden took office, he issued the sweeping executive order to transition America to total--100 percent--renewable electricity by 2035--15 short years from now.

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Which side do you take? Do you support 24 Republican governors who want to end the COVID-induced federal $300/week unemployment checks in June rather than in September when the program ends? Or do you argue that there are reasons why workers are not going back to work?

Americans are frogs in the pot of water being brought to the boil and cooked. We ignore incremental chunks of our freedoms being chiseled away by Marxists determining our social mores.

I spend a lot of time thanking God for many people in Quincy and have done so for some time now. I’ve wanted to write more letters of that nature for a long time but always felt there were more pressing matters affecting our whole country (and world for that matter) that needed to be addressed.

For many of us, Memorial Day serves as a turning point in our calendars. The beginning of summer, the end of another school year, and the start of many trips with family and friends.

“The Republican base is thoroughly infected with sympathies for the insurrection.” (Peter Wehner, “The GOP Is a Grave Threat to Democracy.” The Atlantic, April 26, 2021)

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. It was supposed to be a “bridge” to a new job and not “in lieu of compensation” to rem…

Millions of Americans tuned in last Wednesday night to see what President Biden had to say about the first 100 days of his administration and his plans for our country. Unfortunately for farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities like ours in Central Washington, he had little to offer.

Let’s cut right to the chase and call a spade a spade. President Joe Biden and the members of his administration (they are calling the shots) are not good for this country. So far all they have done is cause more division. There is no unity except among themselves and all the bloviating by o…

Sometimes being first isn’t good. Such is the case with legislation making Washington the only state to ban natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings.

I’m elated to see more Quincy people—whatever their race, and whatever their thoughts—submitting those thoughts to the paper. I would like to ask Gina to expand more on her submission as I couldn’t understand how she was moved to anything other than a “that’s right” response to the statement…

Back in 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made this provocative statement about gun control in a primary debate: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47…!”

It isn’t often we hear good news from Hanford, but the Department of Energy recently announced the nation’s first commercial advanced nuclear power reactor would be developed on the massive federal reservation north of Richland.

In Central Washington, we know the best way to jumpstart our economy is by reopening our small businesses and letting America’s free markets get individuals back in the workplace. Unfortunately, far-left Democrats in Congress don’t see it that way. They used the “relief package” to massively…

In the first two and a half months of 2021, illegal immigration has reached a crisis point. There have been more than 200,000 illegal border crossings with as many as 5,000 illegal crossing encounters in one day. In order to maintain the rule of law and keep criminals out of our country, we …

The U.S. Constitution guarantees law-abiding Americans the right to keep and bear arms, but once again, our Second Amendment rights are under attack by the left.

When our state moved into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s latest iteration of a reopening plan, it signaled a well-deserved step forward for our region. Following guidelines under the leadership of local health districts and elected officials, we worked together to reduce our hospitalization ra…

America’s media is suffering from a truth deficit leaving many to wonder where to go for honest, reliable and accurate information. Unfortunately, it is not the mainstream or social media.

These days the mere mention of tax incentives for factories touches off a major firestorm in Seattle and you’d better be looking for an expeditious way out of town.

Last month’s contribution by Mr. Andrew Ornelas provided a fascinating view into modern conservative thinking. His assertion, “If you share the ideas, philosophies and morals of the current democratic party, you were conditioned to think that way by most of society for the last 60 or so year…

Why did Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell strongly condemn President Trump’s incitement to attack the Capitol by his supporters after voting to acquit him? This question has puzzled me for several days. In order to understand this seeming contradiction, McConnell’s political …

Our Native communities are making it clear; they will no longer suffer in silence. Just last week, community members gathered in Toppenish for a vigil to remember and honor the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) of our region and across the country. Together, we are working to enac…

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s $33 billion plan to remove the lower Snake River dams is unwise. However, if he pushes it, he needs to include the impact of breaching dams in his home state which completely shutoff salmon and steelhead migration.

Why would any company spend $5.5 million for a 30-second Super Bowl ad which leaves viewers perplexed as some glitzy and abstract commercials did? After production costs are tacked on, you’d think advertisers would want their messages clearly understood especially in difficult times.

The longest-serving woman in Congress, Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur, told The Hill in a recent interview that she struggles with a growing sense of alienation within the Democratic Party as she fights for the interests of her largely working-class Midwest constituents. Meanwhile, the Democrat …

One year ago, the first individual in the United States tested positive for COVID-19, and early March saw the dramatic outbreak of the virus in a long term care facility in Kirkland. From that time until now, we all have been impacted in some way by the virus. While experts and leaders have …

Central Washington is one of the most agriculturally rich and diverse regions in the United States. Since coming to Congress, I have had the honor of representing our agricultural producers, advocating for strong trade agreements and market protection measures, and securing the tools and res…