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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

David Brewster

David Brewster, a founding member of Post Alley, has a long career in publishing, having founded Seattle Weekly, Sasquatch Books, and Crosscut.com. His civic ventures have been Town Hall Seattle and FolioSeattle.

Insight: How Go the Seattle City Council Races?

This year will be less a change or pendulum election and more an entrenching of the impasse between center-left and left-left.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes Better Get Used to a Hot Seat

What is likely, however, is that Holmes, 63, will decide not to seek a fourth term in 2021, and that he would have a stiff challenger if he ran.

Political Comedy, Ukraine-Style

Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky seems well cast in the farce that has become Trump's Last Days.

Thoughts from the Peanut Gallery After a Night at the Seattle Symphony

The suggestion from Pittsburgh is not to keep trying to sell season tickets and individual tickets at the usual high prices ($50-$120), but instead to adopt the museum model.

Poll History: The Dangers of Reviving the Kavanaugh Issue

As the Christine Blassey Ford testimony and Kavanaugh's indignant response riveted voters' attention, the swing to the Republican Rossi was huge, 57-33, according to Elway.

The Seattle Library That Might Have Been

Steven Holl was almost the architect of Seattle's Central Library, where he was the runner-up to Rem Koolhaas.

Seattle Elections: Has the “Movement Left” Reached Its Half-Life?

Interest groups have a half-life of about 30 years in the fluid, non-partisan world of Seattle politics.

Impure Thoughts: Nukes Versus Climate Change?

Rather than purity tests, David Roberts argues, better to have complex answers to the separated problems.

Bye Bye, Coffee Bean: No More Howard Schultz to Kick Around

He's got a bad back, and he seems to have grasped the obvious point that his candidacy might well re-elect Trump.

Town Hall Seattle Reopens After a Grand Renovation

Town Hall evolved organically from its early days, when maps didn't exist, to the beloved and grand institution of today. Who would've thunk it? Certainly not me!

Latest Post Alley Posts

The G.O.P. Is Down and Out in Washington State. This Is Not Good.

A one-party political landscape isn't healthy, no matter which party it is. But our rigid adherence to the two-party system isn’t rational, so no serious alternative party is in the works, at least not yet.

Nope, Medina Is Hardly A Poster Child For Runaway City Spending

The tax and deficit situation in the town of Medina has nothing whatever to do with people like Gates and Bezos.

What Should We Call Mt. Rainier?

There is no easy answer to the question "what did native people call it?" Keep in mind that there were many native groups speaking many languages in sight of the enormous peak, and they had their own names for it.

Indexer: Why It Feels Like Seattle Is Growing Faster (When It’s Not)

Growth is everywhere, our infrastructure is straining to keep up, and it feels like we're growing at an unprecedented rate. We're not. So why does it feel that way?

Indexer: Seattle’s Growth In Context

While Seattle is growing nicely, it isn't gaining in national rankings over the past 30 years. Seattle’s relative isolation, high costs and niche economic roles make it an unlikely breakout story.