Democrats are never very good at organizing to win at the state and local level.
Simple outcome. I was blown away. Twenty minutes of house party stump speech was even better than I had any reason to guess I would come away with. Answers to questions were even better.
We all get it: you despise each other. And there's truth behind both of your narratives. But now you've both committed to all-out war on each other, and you're tearing our city apart. That's right: our city.
In a managed encampment, these homes provide stability and give their residents a base on which to build a future.
Imagining a Joe and Mitch breakfast discussion. If the GOP agrees to some progress on gun control, what would be the trade-off?
General McCaffrey dared to say: Joe Biden is too old and he's never going to get re-elected in 2024. So....
A Conservative columnist gloats: "It turns out that Jayapal’s master plan, which endeared her to progressives at the time, was a disaster of epic proportions for the Democrats."
From it flowed a cascade of effects that brought about a remarkable and under-appreciated rise of women into elected office in Washington, a political ascendancy unmatched in any other state.
Democrats need to select the turf that they can win instead of wandering around in a state's political wilderness.
Republicans are a danger to democracy and the Constitution, yet Democrats seem unable or unwilling to unite behind a centrist agenda to stop them.
Any shred of belief that the courts are immune to this can now be safely discarded; they are deeply complicit.
"I fear that these weeks while we await the issuing of the final Supreme Court decision are the last days of reproductive freedom in America."
The law, strengthened and passed by voters' initiative, required disclosure of sources of campaign contributions along with reports of how the money was spent. It mandated reporting of personal financial interests by candidates, elected officials, and certain appointees. It also regulated lobbying and required reporting of the money lobbyists spend to influence legislation.
The chief “green” of his visit will be the money he raises here and in Portland at Democratic National Committee events.
Compassion Seattle had a difficult birth, steering a course among the business community, the service providers, and the good-government types who opposed the charter-amendment route. Even with the court setback, the group may have political legs.
Kristof and his campaign operatives have long contended that he should qualify as a resident based on his deep roots in the state.
Such deals are rarely spelled out in public. But Trump is bluntly bent on party domination, insisting on the fealty of Republican officeholders and candidates. And he despises Sen. Murkowski.
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.
Of the three Republican senators who are voting for Judge Jackson’s confirmation, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, Tweeted on Tuesday: “Collins, Murkowski, and Romney are pro-pedophile.”
The Freedom Convoy aside, resistance to vaccination in the Great White North is far less than in “the states.” As of Wednesday, 90.3 percent (4.5 million) of eligible people aged 5 and older in British Columbia have received at least one shot in the arm, and 84.8 percent have received their second dose.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has held no town halls in recent years, and is reticent about schedules where voters can catch up with her.
Congress seems paralyzed. What Republicans are doing in state legislatures to undermine voting is countered by the Democrats’ too-sweeping For the People Act. So far, that leaves no room for finding common ground.
In Graff’s view, all investigative books, as well as apologias penned by Nixon's inner circle, have left unanswered one fundamental question. “Why did you fellows break into the Watergate?”
The pot industry argues that the state’s already high tax on cannabis makes it difficult to compete with the illegal market.
“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."
Currently, U.S. public opinion is divided, providing no clear mandate for permanent DST. But scientific evidence and opinion have lined up solidly against DST in winter.
Start fast. Be decisive, not moderate. Be transparent. Reach out...
He signaled the message from last November’s election, that the “status quo is unacceptable,” that going back to basics is where good governance begins.
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.
Is Inslee thinking about his next act, and do those thoughts extend to a possible bid for president in 2024?