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George Will | Trump is a malleable mess

I remember, when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum’s Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as ‘The Boneless Wonder.’ My parents judged that that spectacle would be too revolting and demoralizing for my youthful eyes, and I have waited fifty years to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.

Wilf Woods: It’s time for a double party

I'm going to have a double celebration at the end of this month. Thanks to the Walkers, my 96th birthday will be held at Pybus Market on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

No charter schools for us

Washington’s Supreme Court, late on the Friday before Labor Day, ruled Initiative 1240 unconstitutional and void. This was done at the urging of the teachers’ union, administrators and accomplices who will always object to public education outside their sphere of control.

Editorial Board | At last, a break

It is long, and a long time coming. The agencies involved in fighting the Wolverine Fire as it creeps down the Lake Chelan and Entiat valleys, have decided to create a “community protection line” — a fire break 300 feet wide and 28 miles long. It will stretch from Tyee Creek in the Entiat, across the divide east of Plain, running north of Lake Wenatchee all the way to Twin Lakes. It will provide protection from encroaching flames for Ardenvoir, Plain, Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake and many, many assets ...

Editorial Board | We’re working

We approach Labor Day, and as such it is an opportune time to point to good news. Many of us find fruitful labor, more every month.

Editorial Board | Natural disaster, by definition

We don’t know where the idea came from, that wildfires are natural disasters different from the classic forms, like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and the rest. If your home is destroyed, cause matters far less than aftermath. Firestorms started by lightning and pushed by strong winds through forest, range and homestead are from any perspective natural disasters in the first degree.

George F. Will | Go away, you ‘Redskins’

Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, also is the time for The Washington Post and other sensitivity auditors to get back on — if they will pardon the expression — the warpath against the name of the Washington Redskins. The niceness police at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have won court approval of their decision that the team’s name “may disparage” Native Americans. We have a new national passion for moral and historical hygiene, a determination to scrub away remembrances of unpleasant things, such as the name Oklahoma, ...

The Irish would think it a miracle

Remember, the last time we considered the persistent, destructive evil of the microbe Phytophthora infestans, it was to remember that early in the 19th century this plant pathogen, this unfun fungus, claimed nearly a million Irish victims. It virtually destroyed the island’s food supply, so quickly and thoroughly turning tubers to putrid mush that no one knew what was happening. A million more left the dead and starving behind and emigrated to America, where their descendents write occasional newspaper columns when not eating potatoes that probably were exposed to Phytophthora ...