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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dick Lilly

Dick Lilly is a former journalist whose career began with alternative weeklies and took him on to the Seattle Times where he spent 15 years coverning local government from City Hall to the school board. HIs career continued at Seattle Public Utilities as a public information officer and policy analyst working on waste prevention.

Let’s Insure Employment, not Unemployment

Changing "unemployment" insurance to employment insurance, paying to keep workers on the job can soften the impact of the coming recession.

This Year’s Clinton Emails Slur – Joe Biden’s Son

In the impeachment games, Trump got off and Biden got smeared. Get ready for Emails 2.0.

After Day One: Failure To Move The Needle

While everybody here is pretty much on the mark for the way they and people in the liberal bubble saw and reacted to the marvelous calm ...

A Better (And Fairer) Way To Fund Medicare For All.

What employers now pay for their workers’ health insurance should be paid NOT to the government but to the workers as a raise – both the portion already taken out of employee paychecks and the company’s share.

District 3: Sawant is Key to the City Council’s Future

Let’s suppose Sandeep Kaushik’s analysis is pretty close to predictive. It’s not cause for optimism among those who’d like to see the city council move even a little bit toward the center.

Political centrism: Smug, weak and misguided

The political center isn't always where you want to end up. Pundits filling print or online op-ed pages or pontificating on cable news think they’re pretty smart because, unlike elected officials, they have the wisdom to see and urge on us the middle way: compromise and all our problems are solved. Until 1980 or so, that was a workable way to look at governing.

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When One Headline-Grabbing Scandal at the Pentagon Just Isn’t Enough…

The Pentagon last week issued an order to defense installations prohibiting them from public disclosure of coronavirus infections among their ranks. That has stirred fear in civilian and military communities in places like Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Joint Base Lewis McChord

“Amazon Tax” Bill Introduced in Seattle City Council

When the local economy is melting down, should the Council be passing new taxes on businesses?

Crosscut: From Cradle To KCTS

Crosscut's early years were about as bumpy as Seattle streets, but two saviors came to its rescue: the Gates Foundation and KCTS. Now it's a force.

After COVID: What Will Be The New Normal?

Is it possible that this world-wide disaster, which is far from over, has put on vivid display the disastrous consequences of denialism?

Planting Trees Will Help Reduce Carbon, But You Have To Do It Right

Here in the Pacific Northwest -- at least the dank western part of the region -- planting trees seems a natural. If there's one thing we can do here, it's grow trees. And we should. But not every place is Western Washington or Oregon. And even here, there are caveats.