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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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...

No Debate Allowed!

I had a note from a reader last week about an event that had been scheduled for Ballard’s Peddler Brew Pub but...

Hickenlooper Out? – But First An Inspirational Arts Story

It looks like the presidential campaign of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is coming to an end. Key advisers are leaving, and...

Mayor Finesse: Boston and Seattle find a groove

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Boston and Seattle have a lot in common: politics that pushes to the left,...

Total Bore: Why Did Seattle’s New Waterfront Tunnel Have To Be So Ugly?

Has ever so dreary a car tunnel been constructed as the one we just built to replace...

Dancing around Gov. Inslee

A lot of Democrats are lining up for pole positions, assuming Jay Inslee decides not to seek a third term. Here's a...

Ear, Ear! for the New Town Hall

Town Hall Seattle on First Hill, after two years of full renovation, has opened again for some...

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.

An Open Letter to John Kasich: Please Challenge Trump

History shows that when an incumbent president gets a serious primary challenge, he often loses the general election.

Why Saving The Showbox Is A Cautionary Tale

The Showbox case is a good example of the feebleness of our approach to making and keeping Seattle a vibrant city.