- Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 31, 2017.
NO LAST "LAST WORD"?
And that's it? After so many years of faithful service, the "Last Word" is unceremoniously dumped? And never mentioned again? Just shoved into shameful obscurity? No the "Last Last Word"? No retrospective the "Best of the Last Word"? No regretful but appreciative editorial saluting the the "Last Word" for everything it's done?
[EDITOR'S NOTE: We know the "Last Word" will be missed, but we also hope you'll find the same quality writing and thoughtful, funny and/or trenchant pieces you found there throughout the Inlander. It's also worth noting that here at the Inlander, we never say "never again." In fact, we've just revived another old Inlander standby, "The Buzz Bin," which dates back to our very earliest days in the mid-1990s. Check it out on page 25.]
HEADS IN THE SAND?
It's amazing how those who voted for Trump will quote the fake news as supplied by the Russians about Hillary Clinton, when anything derogatory is said about Donald Trump ("Trump's Minefield," 11/16/17). And when you quote the current news about D.T., which usually is derogatory, they will respond that it is fake news. When you question them how they get their news, they usually respond: "We don't watch the news because it's all fake!" They only believe Donald Trump's "alternate truth."
Spokane Valley, Wash.
Readers respond to "Mitch's Monster (11/16/17), John Reuter's column about GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and how his strict partisanship led to controversial Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore:
Matthew B. McGee: Yep. 100% true. And if he wins they'll embrace this monster like they do so many others.
Vicki Forslund Bordieri: Hopefully soon they will [choose] God or the Republican Party. The way it is now they are diametrically opposite.
Nick Staley: Conservatives are smashing their expensive Keurig machines in protest, because Keurig refuses to be associated with a station that supports a child molester, and this is the era we live in now. Being red vs. blue is more important than whether or not we put a child predator in a position of power in federal government. Every day I wake up and think, "This nation is going to implode." ♦