Along with other King County Republican leaders, Joshua Freed ought to show up at the Cascade Conference and learn how to win elections. The GOP has been hemorrhaging legislative seats in the state’s largest population center.
And here we are, just days from what was once a powerful symbol of democracy, of American strength - its peaceful inauguration of a new president - looking at rows and rows of uniformed troops, as with Lincoln so long ago, gathered to protect that sacred moment from armed disruption. In this year of 2021.
West Virginia currently leads the nation in vaccination rate (7.1% of population with first dose, compared to a national average of 3.4% and Washington's rate of 3.0%), and they're doing it by a conscious policy choice.
It will be interesting, if Artlcles 3 and 5 come into play, how the literalist court and originalist Republicans will explain away the clear language. It might be an effective fall-back position for the Democrats, in case the impeachment trial falters in the Senate.
It is the status-threatened, outsider and alienated groups where Trump likely has left us with unusually lasting damage. Trump brought them into politics, a place they hadn’t – at least in an organized way – been before. He gave them a role.
The commissioners wanted motor bikes on the trail, which follows an old railroad bed. Crusty Commissioner Michael Blankenship described as “sheep” and “jackasses” advocates of a walking, jogging, and pedaling trail.
In the first 12 months that the doctor oversaw her treatment, he prescribed her 4,070 30mg pills of Oxycodone, 2,450 8mg pills of Hydromorphone, along with a slew of muscle relaxants, antidepressants, sedatives, anxiety and anti-inflammatory pills.
Nearly all of the job loss occurred in activities that were curtailed by government order in November and December.
The elegant Madison Valley park itself, given its small scale and the number of tents now lining the perimeter, is now essentially off-limits to Seattle citizens.
“Recruitment for the League is declining in all target categories except for the Foodies. But where else can a gourmet find a menu like ours? Also, younger members are leaving us to practice Satanism-lite with The Young Republicans.”
Ruckelshaus, after his Watergate and Environmental Protection Agency heroics, figured he could return to Indiana, where he had a stellar reputation, and run for the Senate or other high office. He learned he was a party pariah.
I bid good riddance to 2020 - if this democracy survives to January 20 and beyond, it will take an historic effort, a re-dedication by all of us day by day without rest, to restore what we have lost.
The native belief is that when a person hears an owl call their name, which the young vicar in the novel does in due course, it means you do not have long to live.
Robots are used everywhere now in industrial manufacturing, but as artificial intelligence begins to be integrated into the machines and they start to infiltrate our daily life, robot companies have a big conceptual challenge in shaping public perception.
Given the stakes, one would like to think that initiatives for reform for an industry that has invented itself and changed the world over the past 25 years would be thoughtful, targeted, and smart. Instead, we're now caught in a high stakes battle between Big T and Big E in which whoever has the ear of Congress will have the upper hand.
The United States is far, far behind Russia, and even China, in ships capable of navigating far northern waters. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have waged a years-long campaign to give the U.S. a greater presence in the far north as the Arctic ice pack recedes and shipping increases.
Covid has created many empty lots, vacant storefronts (about 20,000 in London by one count), and offices. So why not capitalize on these neglected spaces and spur new enterprises?
To me, interactivity with a book used to mean turning the pages. In a digital book it's that and more.
"What was is never over. There have been moments in our history, brief ones, where the meaning of the Civil War has seem settled. ...
An ill-starred combination of factors has left numbers of parks dangerous and chaotic at the precise time when people have the most acute need for getting outdoors and for recreation space.
Local dailies have great range in topics but not a lot of national synergy. Chalkbeat, by contrast, has a single topic and is "national." In this sense it is much more attuned to thy way people consume news these days -- national standards, single topic.
These are staggering numbers: 90,000 deaths in January alone.
DelBene succeeds a Washington neighbor, Rep. Derek Kilmer, (D-6), as chair of the moderate Democratic group.
Moderation should never be confused with indecisiveness. On the contrary, a lack of self-confidence in one’s most basic commitments is often expressed in extremism.
The mining project had foes in high places. Donald Trump, Jr., and his brother are clients of luxury fishing resorts in the area. Eric Trump’s bachelor party was held there. Unbelievably, strident Fox News host Tucker Carlson began to talk about damage to salmon.
Nothing like a roaring recession to focus the mind on economic recovery, and to goad the Seattle-area business community to bestir itself. Let me cite the ways. And the obstacles.
This morning Rome’s La repubblica reported that Alberto Cirio, the president of Italy's heavily industrialized province Piedmont, has introduced a bill to introduce a supertax on the proceeds of web-based businesses grossing more than €5.5 million a year in Italy and €750 million worldwide.
Made with determination and imagination against the most inimical conditions imaginable, it may come to be seen as one of the harbingers of a new era performance, when all forms of delivery to an audience are seen as equally valid.
(Big opportunity missed: Biden saying "Defund the Police" was a terrible slogan.) Biden's image campaign as healer also risked discounting by cynical voters of how well this hopey-feely thing would work out. (Yeah, sure!)
In Joe Biden, Americans have a president who seemingly views policy through his Catholic faith, but in a less divisive way.