After a short introduction by Dana Ralph, Mayor of Kent, Rep. Smith spent twenty minutes giving an overview of his political positions. They were uniformly progressive. He spoke on concentration of wealth, racism, sexism, immigration, gun control, corporate control, taxation,militarism, and impeachment. Most of the two hours were spent on constituents’ questions. If there were […]
Should progressives suppress speech of white supremacists? Or just protest their policies when they arrive? I got the email below from Northwest Accountability Project Donald, While American families are grieving and coming to terms with recent mass shootings, including the white supremacist terrorist attack in El Paso, the Freedom Foundation is doubling down on deadly […]
Bernie Sanders calls himself a democratic socialist. But he’s not a socialist at all. Noam Chomsky and Cornel West say that Sanders is a social democrat and a New Dealer. See Bernie Sanders is NEITHER a Socialist nor a Democratic Socialist and What does Sanders mean by ‘democratic socialism’?. Professor Frances Fox Piven, the honorary […]
Fact-checking site Snopes says: Yes, Lindsey Graham did call Trump a ‘Race-Baiting, Xenophobic Bigot’ in 2015?
(Click on the images to zoom.) In the A/NT Gallery at Seattle Center through July 27, there’s an exhibit of art about America’s obsession with guns. The artist, Cynthia Linet — more famous for her paintings of historic erotica — based her paintings on images found online, via image search. Obviously, lots of Americans are […]
The GOP’s environmental policies are likely to bring about a massive abortion of humanity. Denying medical care to people who can’t afford it shortens lives. War is abortion of born people. Lax gun control kills. Mistreatment of desperate asylum seekers is brutal. Odd that conservative Christians support these and other GOP policies. Republicans say they […]
BAD BLUES: Some of the House Democrats Who Deserve to Be ‘Primaried’ “Now representing a Democratic, largely working-class district that includes the Olympic Peninsula and most of Tacoma, 45-year-old Derek Kilmer has been an elected lawmaker for most of his adult life. Currently in his seventh year in Congress after eight years in Washington’s state […]
At the June 8th Town Hall meeting of Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA 9th CD) in Crossroads, Bellevue, Rep Adam Smith gave progressive answers to almost every question he was asked: on immigration, on the environment, on low-yield nuclear weapons, on convening impeachment hearings for Trump (he mostly supports it), on taxation, on peace, etc. One […]