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On the last day of Barack Obama’s first year as President, the voters of Massachusetts, one of the few states more reliably Democratic than Washington,… Continue reading
There is a mood developing ... you can almost feel it ... of increasing anger toward government borne of mistrust. It’s not just about taxes,… Continue reading
When the media went looking for an authority on national security after the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day, they called a US Senator from… Continue reading
When Barack Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to receive more than 50 percent of the popular vote in 32 years, much of the world rejoiced. All that bellicose rhetoric from George W. Bush about fighting “evil” was replaced by the lofty eloquence of the new president with a new tone who promised to extend America’s hand to its enemies “if you will unclench your fist.” Nine months into his presidency, he even received the Nobel Peace Prize.
It’s not unusual to walk into a Starbucks and see several cops sitting at tables chatting while on break or getting ready to go on shift. Nor is it unusual to see a squad car pulled over by the side of the road, with an officer talking to his partner or jotting down notes. These are the moments in an officer’s workday where he or she can feel safe.
Within days of last November’s election, stories throughout the media began comparing Barack Obama to Franklin D. Roosevelt. The FDR era transformed people’s relationship to… Continue reading
When Jennifer Dunn first ran for public office, many people scoffed. Yes she was attractive, even a bit glamorous. Yes she was articulate. But her… Continue reading
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
Sometimes you can step into controversy while trying to avoid it. This happened a couple weeks ago when the Bellevue School District opted not to… Continue reading
Last year was the single worst season in Seattle sports history. The University of Washington Huskies, a dynasty under Don James in the early 1990s,… Continue reading
One of the great things about call-in radio is that you get to hear ordinary people connect reality to public policy.Take health care. Last week… Continue reading