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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tuesday’s Primaries: The Berniecrats Go Down

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The Asteroid issue failed to take off for one “Berniecrat” challenging a down-to-earth Washington congressman, as insurgencies from the left continued to fizzle in races for Congress.

Veepstakes: Is Susan Rice the #2 Biden Needs?

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One vice presidential prospect who didn’t get too much attention early on but remains in contention is Susan Rice – the only one of those in serious consideration who has never run for office. But I don’t see that as a disqualification.

A Political Realignment To Sweep Washington’s Third Congressional District

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Washington’s Third Congressional District reflects a political re-alignment that’s occurring nationwide. Those disgruntled mill workers and older Joe Sixpack former Dems in rural areas are now Trump loyalists. The offset is the suburban areas where professional, upper-middle-class Republicans no longer can stomach or vote for Donald Trump.

Back in the USSR: Trump’s Putin KGB Playbook

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Images of armed agents in riot gear lobbing tear gas and stun grenades loom large in Trump’s latest campaign ads pressing his message of “law and order” and warning that Americans won’t be safe unless he is re-elected in November.

The Wide Path of Victims of Racism

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The main reason America failed to enact broad social programs like health insurance and family leave is racism. Such steps were defined by Republicans as unfair benefits for racial minorities.

A Citizen’s Lament: Seattle Could Become a City That Failed

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Libraries, public safety, transportation, and schools -- are all failing to get the long-term basics right.

Books: The Trump Family Pathology

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Mary Trump believes her uncle suffered from an undiagnosed learning disability that made it difficult for him to read and absorb facts. Donald relied on his sister Marianne to do his homework and hired Joe Shapiro, a smart kid with a reputation for being good at tests, to take his SATs.

The Supreme Court Applies Frontier Justice To Oklahoma; Duwamish Next?

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Along with Justices Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, Gorsuch argued that the reservations still existed as legal entities as did federal jurisdiction for crimes listed in the updated Major Crimes Act. Seattle, has stymied the Duwamish Tribe, and put itself into this story.

Battle For Seattle: Can Mayor Durkan Survive The Challenges?

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These times of multiple crises make it more difficult to be a mayor, so it falls on Durkan to show toughness and clarity and inventiveness.

Fairness: Why We Need To Reform Our Property Tax System

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Our present tax system threatens existing Black homeowners, works in conjunction with lending practices to create barriers to homeownership, and helps accelerate gentrification.