DelBene succeeds a Washington neighbor, Rep. Derek Kilmer, (D-6), as chair of the moderate Democratic group.
Moderation should never be confused with indecisiveness. On the contrary, a lack of self-confidence in one’s most basic commitments is often expressed in extremism.
The mining project had foes in high places. Donald Trump, Jr., and his brother are clients of luxury fishing resorts in the area. Eric Trump’s bachelor party was held there. Unbelievably, strident Fox News host Tucker Carlson began to talk about damage to salmon.
Nothing like a roaring recession to focus the mind on economic recovery, and to goad the Seattle-area business community to bestir itself. Let me cite the ways. And the obstacles.
This morning Rome’s La repubblica reported that Alberto Cirio, the president of Italy's heavily industrialized province Piedmont, has introduced a bill to introduce a supertax on the proceeds of web-based businesses grossing more than €5.5 million a year in Italy and €750 million worldwide.