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Friday, December 02, 2016 10:33 AM

How many of us were told it wasn’t polite to discuss politics in mixed company? I would guess the answer is “a lot.”

Of course, the important phrase in that rule was “mixed company."

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    How many of us were told it wasn’t polite to discuss politics in mixed company? I would guess the answer is “a lot.”

    Of course, the important phrase in that rule was “mixed company."

  • The election of Donald Trump as president, and control of all three branches of government by radical Republicans, will drastically impact the numerous urgent social and political crises brought about by Seattle’s unprecedented economic growth.
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    Well. Not too many people around here saw THAT ONE coming.
  • CARTOON: Full nelson
    Cartoonist Milt Priggee takes a look at GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant's chances at successfully facing down Washington state's education funding crisis.
  • Attention all alienated grandparents...please sign and ask others to sign Legislative Initiative 877,
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  • Time to tell Congress: 'You're fired!'
    The president can use the bully pulpit to try and sway public opinion, or veto power to stop bad legislation in its tracks, but the real power to shape fiscal and social policy rests with the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • A budget to benefit all?
    Mayor Ed Murray has proposed a general fund budget of $1.2 billion — $300 million above what was available for city programs in 2015. A careful look it, however, shows it to be business as usual.
  • Seattle, like other American cities, has always been run by a relatively small cohort of privileged elites. But about a decade ago, climate change provided an opening for political change. As environmentalists (rightly) pointed out, to mitigate the threat of climate change, Seattle had to change. 
  • Anyone following the Seattle subreddit as of late will notice there are a lot of redditors out there who just can’t seem to avoid crossing paths with the head honcho, “Careless."
  • Clinton v Trump
    The candidates for both major parties stretch the truth. Neither is particularly trustworthy. Republican nominee Donald Trump is a clueless outsider; meanwhile, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is the mirror opposite, a chameleonic insider. 
  • Reviving an analog book for a digital age

    Reissuing a large and complicated book can be a Herculean task. Even — maybe especially — in the 21st century.

     
  • The harsh reality of the heroin crisis doesn’t mean our children should be forced to pick up used needles or condoms outside their schools.
  • Seattle music has more than survived the collapse of the national music industry. But can it survive the real estate boom?

  • The City Council voted Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6, to begin considering legislation that would, in my view, establish a sweeping new right for people struggling with homelessness to camp in tents or vehicles on public property across Seattle.
  • Fellow Washingtonians who attended the recent Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., tell us it’s encouraging to know we are making progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
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    To view more of Milt Priggee's work, visit www.miltpriggee.com.
  • Does Murray's role raising the city's minimum wage earn him a place as “One of America’s Most Progressive Mayors,” as national politics magazine Governing suggested last August? The answer is an unequivocal no. 

     
  • Chief among open-seat races is the election to succeed retiring Rep. Jim McDermott as Seattle’s congressman. To be blunt, McDermott should have retired years ago. He’s a great example of our all-too-common problem with local Democrats who have an apparent lifetime sinecure, providing little-to-no public benefit. 
  • If you peruse the primary election results from Aug. 2, you’ll notice that there were a fair number of really close races. 
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