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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

George Howland Jr.

Since 1977, George Howland Jr. has lived in Seattle and written reportage, opinion pieces, memoirs, fiction and book and music reviews. He has worked at Real Change, Seattle Weekly and The Stranger.

A Trump Coup Would Need Military Support. Not Likely After This Week

The leadership of the armed services regard the president as a harmful buffoon. Just consider the past few weeks.

Election: Voters Produce a Dog’s Breakfast

Whether this new city council can make progress on poverty, housing and revenue reform is very much an open question.

Books: Anarchism In Its Many Flavors

Insurrectionary anarchists believed that capitalism would be overthrown by a spontaneous violent revolt by the workers. During that revolt, the workers would reorganize work along egalitarian lines and create a utopian society.

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Washingtonians are Highly Educated. So Why Don’t We Have the Colleges To Match?

The last time Washington added a new university, Evergreen State College, the state’s population was less than half of what it is today.

The Return of Byrne

It’s likely that many reading this piece were not among the audiences that made Stop Making Sense on of the most successful concert films of all time. I can only hope that they take advantage of the opportunity while it lasts.

What It Was Like Being A Volunteer For A Coronavirus Test-Vaccine

During the month after each shot I recorded information about my reactions and every week walked the two miles to the research office and had copious quantities of blood extracted for research. I experienced three periods of side effects (muscle aches, mild temperature spikes, etc.).

Big Political Shifts in the Fight for Police Accountability

Seattle reformers have lost patience with city hall and now are shifting their energies to Olympia. The reason is the long sidelining of true accountability reforms by Seattle politicians.

Why Russia Needs Four More Years of Trump

“Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us” -- National Security Leaders for Biden