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Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics.
Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:12:51 -0800
How do you spell fiscal hypocrisy? G-O-P
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:49:49 -0800
After years of hectoring about the budget deficit and even shutting down the government over the principle, what did Republicans do upon taking total control this month? Agree to explode the debt.
Praise Obamacare now, before we lose it
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:57:49 -0800
Obamacare saved this Ballard woman’s life from spiraling down into ruin — and there are 1.1 million in this state with pre-existing conditions just like her. Congress wants to repeal that law, but we shouldn’t let them take us back to the dark ages without a fight.
Guns in stadiums? Trumpism making some noise in Olympia
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:03:35 -0800
Politics at the state Capitol in Olympia have mostly been a polite and bipartisan affair. But a slew of bills just filed suggest the right wing, emboldened by Donald Trump’s victory, is feeling its oats.
Baloney in politics works nowadays
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:35:45 -0800
The new rules of politics — that you can shout any baloney you see on the internet, with no consequence other than that you win — were on display this year in a campaign right here in the Seattle area.
This goodbye really hurts: Linc’s Tackle taught Seattle how to fish
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:47:17 -0800
This one hurts: The heart and soul of Seattle’s urban fishing culture for generations, Linc’s Tackle, is closing down. A pioneering immigrant family used the dusty shop to school tens of thousands of Seattleites in how to fish, crab and squid.
Trump voters hiding in plain sight in King County
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:15:49 -0800
Even in Seattle, one of the bluest cities in the country, just about everyone’s got a neighbor or two who voted for Donald Trump. Most likely they are in hiding.
Kshama Sawant should’ve blasted Trump when it mattered
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:54:06 -0800
It’s becoming clear that Trump didn’t win the election so much as Democrats lost it, when disenchanted liberals either didn’t show up or voted third party. Exactly as Kshama Sawant urged them to do.
The year the white man roared
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:53:19 -0800
We thought this was going to be another Year of the Woman. Instead, it was the Year the White Man Roared.
Take the annual election quiz — it’s beyond belief
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:51:41 -0700
There’s nothing left to do in this election but weep. Or panic. Before you do either, though, take this quiz about some of the unprecedented insanity that was Election 2016.