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Washington State’s Next Governor

Given the thin bench for Republicans, is there a new face out there, say a still-youthful technology mogul willing to spend a bundle and risk the embarrassment of not making the November 2024 ballot for governor?

A Post Alley Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence: I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

New Chatbots like ChatGPT and image generators like DALL-E have set the internet on fire. The hype and hyperbole is off the charts. Is our smart tech setting us up for a sci-fi dystopia or will it usher in a Golden Age of innovation? Tom Corddry, Kevin Schofield and Douglas McLennan discuss.

Scandal-Challenged Hospital Spends $100 Million to Slap Logo On Sounders Jerseys. Fans Protest

What do we think? Post Alley writers Joe Copeland and Art Thiel discuss the latest (and local) example of sportswashing...

A Post Alley Roundtable: If Twitter Fails, What Will it Mean for Science, Sports, Arts?

By Tom Corddry, Douglas McLennan and Art Thiel

Roundtable: Reforming Voting in Seattle, Portland, and Alaska

A theory: "Recent moves to reform voting systems – here and elsewhere – are rooted in large part in growing public anxieties that our democracy, as currently constituted, is failing."

Post Alley Roundtable: A Husky Football Pacxit?

The answer is not to go back to the days of the esteemed Dr. Bergman's raccoon coats, but to go bigger.

Dark Days: Supreme Court Overturns Roe

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its ruling, takes away a right from all Americans. Five Post Alley contributors react.

Barnett & Kaushik: Why Seattle Police Cut Staff Investigating Sexual Abuse

Is this a story about SPD misallocating resources? Is it a story about understaffing at the Seattle Police Department? 

Roundtable: Seattle Politics — ‘Deep Blue but Deeply Divided’

Among the topics: the fading of Kshama Sawant, "anti-institutional populism," and the absence of an opposition party in local politics.

Post Alley Writers: a Roundtable on the Supreme Court’s Roe Bombshell

The 1992 protest march numbered nearly a half million participants. In April of 2005, more than a million abortion-rights activists joined in the March for Women’s Lives. Clearly, these demonstrations were not enough. Big rallies in the nation’s capital may not have been a winning strategy.