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To many Americans, the rules that permit the Senate’s majority to be held hostage by its minority represent the worst of all worlds, making an inherently undemocratic legislative body even more so.

One of the most disturbing trends in recent economic thought is the view that green energy should be viewed as a source of good jobs. Such attitudes are bad for our polity and for our economy.

For more than a year, the state of California prohibited my clients, Pastor Jeremy Wong and Karen Busch, as well as countless others from every faith tradition, from meeting with other believers in their own homes to study religious texts, pray and worship together. This is because the state’s “gatherings guidance” banned all indoor gatherings in counties where COVID-19 was most widespread and limited such gatherings to no more than three households in all other counties.

Tolstoy is dead. That’s what I thought as I turned the last page of a biography by his daughter Alexandria. More than 100 years ago. Known for “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina,” the Russian author Leo Tolstoy was more concerned about the human soul in his final decades.

Yakima County Superior Court recently declared a mistrial in a homicide case because of juror misconduct. The purpose of this writing is to explain what occurs when a court declares a mistrial and the effect it has on the court, the parties, the witnesses and the Yakima taxpayers.

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