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Democrats need to find other ways to grapple with this shambling mess of presidency BY ROBERT HEROLD


his column comes as fair warning to all Democrats who seek to impeach President Trump. Nancy Pelosi, the most serious professional politician left standing in her party, has it figured out: TRUMP WANTS TO BE IMPEACHED! And why? Because he knows that between now and the 2020 election, so long as the insufferable Mitch McConnell runs the Senate, there is zero chance that an impeachment indictment coming out of the Democratically dominated House will be affirmed by the Senate. Remember the Ali/Foreman fight? Rope-adope? That’s what Trump is trying to pull off. He’s counting on the Democrats, as Foreman did against Ali, to think they are landing body blows, while, in the end, they punch themselves



“We want every family in this state to realize that they now have a shot at a college or apprenticeship that they might have thought was out of reach.”

MY ROAD LEADS HOME: A new documentary project on homelessness; the first hour-long film in the series focuses on the Spokane Homeless Connect, a homeless outreach event in January. Thu, May 30 at 6:30 pm. Free. Downtown Spokane Library, 906 W. Main.

Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) speaking about Washington state’s new innovative approach to supporting college financial aid. See that story on page 20.

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out from exhaustion. Then Trump will claim to have knocked out the Democrats — that the charges against him did not result in an impeachment that passed the Senate. You know, just more “fake news” — and so on, and so forth. What should the Dems do? First off, they might want to remember why they dominated the midterm elections. They won by running on issues such as health care, taxes, climate change, education and women’s rights, and against racism and nativism. They won because the hypocrisy of the Republican Congress was so obvious. And they won because

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