If the SCOTUS decision is the beginning, not the end, of the debate, we will need a lot more thoughtful commentary. Here are some examples.
The multimillion-dollar gap -- viewed in the perspective of an annual budget in the $7 billion range -- is perhaps not horrific. But it still is bound to impact what the city can achieve towards meeting its on-going needs and ambitious social goals.
Horgan, leader of the New Democratic Party, was a temperamental opposition leader but has proven an avuncular head of government.
It is hard to like or respect this Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in its ruling, takes away a right from all Americans. Five Post Alley contributors react.
Seattle City Councilmembers now have to enact Approval Voting outright or place the issue on the ballot with or without an alternative measure.
New Republican challengers are promising not to undo decades of social progress and to avoid the scary laws other state Republicans have favored.
Americans own 120 guns per 100 people. No other nation comes close. But there are many nations with higher homicide rates, including nations with small fractions of America’s rate of gun ownership.
And now, of course, we are, 50 years later, riveted by the Stealgate hearings.
The pot industry argues that the state’s already high tax on cannabis makes it difficult to compete with the illegal market.
“I don’t see that any of the candidates are talking substance. Not yet. They are still introducing themselves because, really, none of them are well-known to most Oregonians.”
"Democracy will survive; America will survive; George and I may not."
With an open August primary, and Democrats not fielding a major challenger in 2022, Herrera Beutler is courting the D’s base.
There is a growing trend of more minority voters becoming independent voters, switching from Democrats. Hispanics have turned away from Biden more than any other racial or ethnic group.
The city-manager system would help at the local level, and an alternate-weekends model would be an improvement for the Legislature.
The latest trip into the polling field finds a stabilized race, Murray ahead.
Among the topics: the fading of Kshama Sawant, "anti-institutional populism," and the absence of an opposition party in local politics.
There is a proven playbook to win, one that can be exported to every state in the union. It starts with hope.
This state does have some of the stricter gun laws in the country. Advocates rank Washington as 10th toughest in the nation.
"If people do lose – or have already lost – confidence in the Supreme Court, the new majority has no one to blame but itself."
I want to keep my guns. But If I have to pass a test to prove I know how and when to use a firearm, I will accept that.
“What we have here is a battle between traditional values and urban values,” Michael McCarter, president of Citizens for Greater Idaho, told me. “The urbanites don’t have the same attachment to their community."
Georgia Sen. Warnock dispenses words of wisdom at a Seattle fundraiser.
Imagining a Joe and Mitch breakfast discussion. If the GOP agrees to some progress on gun control, what would be the trade-off?
“It’s one of those public policy issues that cuts across a whole bunch of dimensions and not in ways that are simple."
The state's 147 legislators shoulder a heavy responsibility. The rewards are meager.
I expect that Joe Biden will use the shellacking in the 2022 elections as the incentive to announce his non-candidacy in 2024. He's wise to wait.
General McCaffrey dared to say: Joe Biden is too old and he's never going to get re-elected in 2024. So....
If something has changed in the terrible evil of these mass shooting and gun violence — a move from the psychologically troubled to the politically/racially motivated and radicalized — something hasn’t changed at all.
Trump fared much better in other primaries across the country, possibly to the detriment of his party.