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Charles Krauthammer | Just who is helping Iran’s hard-liners?

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that the American public rejects the president’s Iran deal by more than 2-to-1. This is astonishing. The public generally gives the president deference on major treaties. Just a few weeks ago, a majority supported the deal.

Letters and the art of persuasion

To those who have offered encouragement regarding my letters to The Safety Valve, I thank you. I write, however, not for praise or to stir up controversy, but rather to offer an opinion as to a particular subject. In addition, I try to get you to use that most wonderful gift, your mind. And I’m usually trying to have you use that gift to realize what a wonderful country we live in, and what you can do to help it grow greater.

George Will | Drug cartels’ ‘vocabulary of mutilation’

Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washington on a recent Sunday morning. This was shortly after news broke about the escape, from one of Mexico’s “maximum security” prisons, of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Cherries, traffic, fire and planning

The traffic tells you it’s cherry season. When they were packing at Stemilt or Blue Bird, off Hawley and Miller, the afternoon rush on North Wenatchee would be more bumper-to-bumper than usual. At least it seemed that way.

Wilf Woods | FDR’s North Africa push

I have read many a World War II account, but never one so clear about President Franklin D. Roosevelt's leadership role as the latest: "The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942" by Nigel Hamilton.

Eugene Robinson | Republicans’ do-nothing climate

The vast majority of scientists who have devoted their professional lives to studying the Earth’s climate believe human-induced warming is an urgent problem requiring bold action. Republican candidates for president insist they know better.

Wilf Woods | Swim rules

We have had some rules for children at our place on Lake Chelan, including the admonition of not going to the water without an adult.

Stan Quast | Is Wenatchee the new Washtucna?

Is this Entiat, July 2015? Is it a compelling lede in the World’s outstanding coverage of the garbage trains recently proposed by Waste Management Corporation, threatening to despoil the city of Entiat and degrade the entire Wenatchee area with imported garbage? Not yet, though it could be.

The barbarity of a nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they kill.