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Sandeep Kaushik

Sandeep Kaushik is a political and public affairs consultant in Seattle. In a previous life, he was a staff writer and political columnist at the Stranger, and did a stint as a Washington State correspondent for Time Magazine and for the Boston Globe, back in the olden days when such positions still existed.

Seattle Primary 2019: Progressive Pragmatists Had a Strong Showing

Yes, Virginia, this is a change election. Contrary to the mistaken hot take analysis coming out of the Seattle Times newsroom, the primary night election results show that this is very much a backlash election against the current City Council status quo.

Populists Versus Pragmatists: Warren Wins

Warren won. She was disciplined, relentless, on message. And it's a simple, easy to digest populist message.

What to Expect from Seattle’s City Council Primaries (and What They’re Really About)

What we are witnessing is a battle for the soul of Seattle progressivism; between populist left activists who currently dominate the Council, and communitarian progressive pragmatists, who used to.

Et tu, Tom Steyer?

How many single-issue climate change activist candidates does it take to run for president? I suspect it's like Highlander; there is only room for one.

Debate 1, Take 2: Ten More Hot Takes about the Night of Kamala

My 10 hot takes from Night 2 of the first Democratic debate (Night 1's hot takes can be read here): Why is this...

10 Hot Takes on the First Democratic Debate Night

Ten hot takes on the first night of the first Democratic debate: 1) Warren dominated the first half of the debate. She had a clear and consistent anti-corporate message that...

Democratic Debates: Who’s Going to Win?

So, the Democratic debates are nearly upon us, and it looks like a wildly uneven set up between the two nights. The...

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Overtime pay for arts workers: the debate continues

"I believe that if right now there is a huge increase in salaries forced by the government, the organization I know best will have to do the very thing that will kill it: cut its quality."

Exploring the Guns-Race Connection

It’s no wonder that gun rights, racism, white nationalism and issues of masculinity continue to swirl together in a toxic brew.

Hip Portland Confronts Its Nihilists

Portland has not become a micro version of Hong Kong; most of the activity is not directed against a repressive government. It’s primarily a staged event for social media, used to recruit for a motley assortment of fascists and white nationalists on the right and masked and violence-prone pushback on the left.

REVIEW: “Seattle’s Medic One: How We Don’t Die”

Before Medic One, Seattle firefighters had responded to thousands of medical emergencies. But residents needed a faster and more effective life-saving service regardless of their location or ability to pay, and there needed to be an equitable way to cover the costs of this new service.

Two Writers: One Bernadette

If ever a film was sure to raise cries of “It’s not like the book,” Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is that film.