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Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics.
Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:21:54 -0800
For once, Seattle shows how to do resistance right
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:02:50 -0800
Seattle is suddenly national HQ for the Trump resistance. Unlike in some past protest movements around here, this time we’re showing how to do it exactly right. (Hint: no need to smash things.)
Moving to Canada is no election-year joke anymore
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800
“Moving to Canada” was always a joke, meant to convey disgust with an election result. Nobody ever actually did it. Until now, says a Vancouver immigration attorney.
Trump’s first week isn’t just angering the left
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:58:51 -0800
America’s new world order isn’t going over so well with at least some traditionally conservative groups. An evangelical Christian group in Kent is thrown into protest against one of President Trump’s early moves.
Trump’s EPA pick bumbles from Washington state onto national stage
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:55:10 -0800
Feuds, disciplinary actions and lawsuits seem to follow Don Benton around. In an incredible tale of failing up, this former Washington state senator is now off to help President Trump oversee the nation’s 15,000-employee environmental agency. What could go wrong?
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.