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I’m not a sports columnist, but everyone seems to have an opinion about whether Seattle Mariners’ legend Ken Griffey Jr. should hang it up or… Continue reading
Underfunded or poorly run? Two wildly different pictures about King County government are being painted by the current King County Executive and one of the… Continue reading
What’s the most overused word in government? My nominee is “investment”. In the real world an investment is when you spend money to make more… Continue reading
We’re still a long way out from Christmas, even though one Seattle radio station is already playing holiday music around the clock, and gift catalogs have been clogging mailboxes since Halloween. Very soon, public schools and government buildings will decide what kind of displays will adorn their lobbies and classrooms. Here’s hoping that this year we can enjoy Christmas without any more intrusions from the forces of political correctness.
Why are old expressions old? Because human experience keeps validating them. A few timeless slogans explain why what happened, happened in the 2008 elections.
Minds are mostly made up about the race for president and major state races. But what about those three judicial contests and that razor-thin race for Congress? Here’s how I’m voting and why.
It’s not about price, it’s about value.
When the early vote totals were announced after Tuesday night’s primary, it looked like good news for the Democrats. Gov. Chris Gregoire was beating Dino Rossi by about four and a half percentage points and heading toward 50 percent of the total vote. Darcy Burner was running just a couple of points behind the Eastside’s incumbent Congressman Dave Reichert and gaining ground fast.
Barack Obama and “change.” The two are inextricably linked. In his remarkably successful run for the Democratic nomination for president, regardless of where he campaigns, the senator constantly, ceaselessly promises change.
By John Carlson