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Two Book Reviews: “2312″ and “The Yellow Birds”

By • on April 17, 2013

My first impression of “2312” by Kim Stanley Robinson is that the author could use a good editor, or needs to take up short-form poetry to sharpen

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Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

By • on November 4, 2012

As I write this, it’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Sandy roared ashore on the East Coast of the US, leaving devastation in its wake. On day six

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Who is Edward DeMarco?

By • on August 5, 2012

He’s the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-public agencies that have financed about half

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The New Waterfront: Guess Who’s Paying the Bill?

By • on July 15, 2012

Last week, the Central Waterfront Committee (CWC) released a funding plan for upcoming changes to the waterfront as part of the mega-project to dismantle

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What the Hell Happened to The Fourth Estate?

By • on July 1, 2012

Is it the lack of a second daily newspaper in Seattle or our modern-day reliance on Internet blogs that has made Seattleites largely ignorant of local

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Three Strikes and You’re Out

By • on June 10, 2012

Three incidents last week confirm the city’s inability to address problems at the Seattle Police Department. In spite of a Department of Justice report

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Mayor McGrowth

By • on May 27, 2012

Many people who voted for Mike McGinn to be mayor of Seattle thought they were voting for a green candidate. But his reputation as an environmentalist

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Voters Across Europe Oust Conservatives

Four years ago, European governments had to make a choice: do we deal with the economic crisis through more government spending (“stimulus”) or through government budget cuts (“austerity”). Conservative

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USDA: Let Them Eat Garbage

Every month brings another horror story about recycled food. Last month, a Snokist processing plant in eastern Washington State was reported to have packaged moldy, “re-treated” applesauce for sale

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The State of the Obama Presidency

The annual State of the Union address is the president’s laundry list for Congress: what he wants to see them do in the next year. Except, of course, in a campaign year, when the State of the Union

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