| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:20 AM
PASCO, Wash. Some call downtown Pasco, Wash., "Little Mexico." It's not hard to see why.
Step off the corner of Fourth and Lewis streets, once the hub of this old rail town, and the unsuspecting may be confused by all the Spanish signs and storefronts...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:19 PM
A political group allied with House GOP leaders said Monday it would spend more than $400,000 this week in advertising that is targeting other Republicans.
The ads are aimed at pressuring House Republicans to end the impasse over Homeland Security...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
How is it that Jacque Vaughn gets fired, James Borrego takes over as interim coach and the Magic suddenly and miraculously go from one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA to one of the best (at least...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:57 AM
If you have not seen all 13 episodes of Season 3 of “House of Cards,” stop reading now. This piece is full of spoilers. Really, go away and come back after you’ve seen the full season at Netflix.
One pot of home-brewed Starbucks...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:47 PM
Frankly, I don't think anyone in America should question a black person about his or her love of country. So it angered me to hear Rudy Giuliani do just that in asserting that President Barack Obama does not love America. It angered me to hear him...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
There's this speech I give my students. Distilled, it goes like this.
"Your primary asset as a journalist is not your dogged curiosity, your talent for research or your ability to make prose sing on deadline. No, your one indispensable asset is your...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:46 PM
The onslaught by email began when Florida's Republican governor came out in support of a measure to issue driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally.
“Are you the governor of the people or the governor of the illegals?” an...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
OK. You get the choice today.
Who has less credibility – Gov. Rick Scott, or Brian Williams?
Our beloved governor, who has somehow won two terms but never got a majority of the vote, thinks he is all powerful.
He is firing people...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:00 AM
When you preach a doctrine of tolerance, it's sometimes hard to know what to do with satire.
Not the easy stuff — the cartoons, literature and comedy that take down celebrity culture, corporate heartlessness, a squabbling government — but...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 4:49 AM
As we fearlessly — or fearfully — march toward winter's peak, people inevitably turn to weather forecasts to try to anticipate when roads will be treacherous, whether offices and schools may be closed, and how much they'll have to shovel...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:00 PM
I want to wish every SouthtownStar reader a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The proposed Lucas Museum looks like Casper the Ghost with a halo. The artist who designed this eyesore should turn in his union card.
Kudos to stores like Nordstrom’s, Costco,...