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Weekend editorials: McCain’s dice throw; Joseph Duncan’s death sentence; nuclear waste

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on Aug. 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm with 1 Comment »
August 29, 2008 2:47 pm

Saturday: Sen. John McCain’s choice of the almost unknown Sarah Palin as his running mate is an audacious dice throw in an unpredictable presidential election.

Sunday: Beyond telling readers where its stories come from, The News Tribune pushes to keep itself open in many other ways. Our goal is to make our operations as transparent as possible. This has long been an important value at The News Tribune; we emphasize it as part of our year-long commemoration of the newspaper’s 125th anniversary.

Monday: Someone like Joseph Edward Duncan presents the toughest of all cases for opponents of capital punishment and for those who’d like to oppose it – if it weren’t for killers like him.

Tuesday: Initiative 297 is finally dead, and with it, any delusions that this state can veto federal plans to dump nuclear waste. Thank goodness for that. Washington’s got far nastier stuff headed out than the government was originally planning to send in.

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