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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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...

Pols Take On Press

Guess Who Won? Presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York throws a softball. Photo by Jeff Malet.

The Never-Ending Organ Recital

When did conversation among people of a certain age get replaced by the never ending organ recitals?

Dem Debates: The Leftward-Ho March Is Slowing

And Joe? God bless him. He must be related to George W. Bush. The English language is not, apparently, his native tongue.

Bill Gates Advises: Raise My Taxes!

Maybe the Gates Agenda is comprehensive enough, sensible enough, and credible enough (given the admiration of the Gateses) to be a rallying set of ideas.