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Tracy Warner | Casualties of the trade war

We had hoped that by now clean energy jobs would be popping up like phlox on the hillside. The clean energy economy, stoked by subsidy upon subsidy, would rescue our stalling economy and suffering middle class and bring us many family wage jobs. We believe. Or, we believed.

George F. Will | The bobblehead campaign

America’s loopy left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trump’s repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises — “losers.”

Editorial Board | Wine rising

The Washington wine industry is a heavy hitter putting up some big numbers. An analysis for Washington State Wine, relayed by the Washington Research Council, concludes that the total economic impact of the Washington wine industry reached $4.8 billion in 2013. It has risen from $3.5 billion in 2009.

Editorial Board | Marijuana on hold

We once praised the Douglas County commissioners for their willingness to comply with the wishes of county and state voters and allow marijuana retailers to set up shop. Now, it appears a perfectly reasonable move for the county to take a breather, and try to figure out where all this is going.

Editorial Board | Congress, chaos and conservation

The chaos in Washington, D.C., and threats by Republicans to shut down government, are doing damage even before the crisis point is reached. Conservative Republicans’ preference for political theater over governance further undermines public confidence in Congress, if it hasn’t already disappeared, and makes Republicans look like destructive ideologues who prefer posing for their base to doing what they were elected to do: govern.

Tracy Warner | This refugee crisis scares us

Imagine the entire population of Washington and Oregon forced from their homes, as their government or its enemies slaughter their neighbors and ravage their towns and cities. Imagine 4 million people, the population of Oregon, forced to flee for their lives, with nothing, to wander in search of refuge.

George Will | Yogi Berra, an American story

The 18-year-old U.S. Navy enlistee, thinking it sounded less boring than the dull training he was doing in 1944, volunteered for service on what he thought an officer had called “rocket ships.” Actually, they were small, slow, vulnerable boats used as launching pads for rockets to give close-in support for troops assaulting beaches.

Brown’s documentary ‘Twinsters’ may be shown here

Wenatchee native Steve Brown is a producer on an award-winning documentary called "Twinsters" that is scheduled to be shown at the Liberty Theater in Wenatchee on Monday, Oct. 14, if enough tickets are sold.