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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Looming of the Lemming Left

If the Democratic Party keeps surging to the left and nominates a 2020 candidate who can be credibly labeled “socialist,” “radical,” or just far out of mainstream, it will not only reelect Donald Trump, but unleash a cascade of nightmares on itself and the nation.

Tracking viral loads: why COVID-19 spreads so fast

What does this suggest? That response must be rapid and cast a wide net. Any hope of containment means isolating and, if possible, testing those showing mild symptoms immediately.

A New Owner for ‘Seattle Magazine’

These glossy magazines have prevailed longer than other print publications, as advertisers like the "happy urban problems" formula that prevails.

Has Amazon Grown Too Large?

In the latest issue of the New Yorker, writer Charles Duhigg raises many of the concerns frequently expressed by Elizabeth Warren and others that Amazon may have become too powerful.

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...

What Seattle Is Losing: A Culture of Risk?

Many of Seattle's arts institutions are so focused on the essentials of survival it’s increasingly difficult to experiment or play. When margins are so close, a failed project is less tolerable.

Ear, Ear! for the New Town Hall

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

Shark Tank: Does Seattle Really Need One?

What do sharks have to do with Puget Sound? They draw crowds. One way out of this problem could be virtual reality. That's what is proposed in Sarasota, where the sharks and whales will be virtual, not captive.

Hard questions for the Boeing board

One of the things that has bothered people in Seattle is that not one of the members...

Panhandling Dialed Up To 10: It Can’t Fix The Arts Crisis

"The arts” must cease lobbying just for themselves but for their just share of support alongside other “non-profit” instruments of a just society; essentials like universal public heath, public education, basic income.