Preview: The Seattle Times: Danny Westneat
The Seattle Times Danny Westneat – The Seattle Times
Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics.
Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:05:15 -0700
Seattle’s scratch-and-dent mayoral race
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:15:00 -0700
With Mike McGinn’s reprise entry into the Seattle mayoral race, the prospect of a replay between two dented politicians cries out for some fresh contestants.
Mayor’s challenge: There’s no due process in politics
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:27:47 -0700
Mayor Ed Murray’s challenge, now that he’s facing sexual abuse allegations, is that politics isn’t like the courtroom. Verdicts are often rendered in the political realm long before the facts or legal rulings are in.
UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:30:00 -0700
A University of Washington professor started studying social networks to help people respond to disasters. But she got dragged down a rabbit hole of twitter-boosted conspiracy theories, and ended up mapping our political moment.
Trump believes politics is stupid — and it shows
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:40:44 -0700
People have long hungered for an outsider to come in and upend politics as usual. Well, now we know what it looks like to have a political rookie in charge.
GOP’s strange new politics: Going after seniors
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700
People 60 and older don’t get picked on much in politics. Seniors have long been a sort of untouchable “third rail.” That just changed with the GOP health bill.
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.