Election integrity Elections Politics Washington State Politics

These WA Legislature bills call for a limited constitutional convention to overturn Citizens United

The Washington State Senate is considering Senate Joint Memorial 8002 (SJM 8002) — Asking Congress to call a limited convention, authorized under Article V of the United States Constitution, for the purpose of proposing a free and fair elections amendment to that Constitution. The companion state house bill is HJM 4004. You can read the […]

Republicons

Bill Maher: “New Rule: The Republicans Are the Problem”

Starbucks CEO and presidential candidate Howard Schultz is one of many people saying that both parties are equally to blame for the mess the nation is in. Likewise, many leftists and socialists say the Dems are as bad as the Repugs. But Bill Maher makes a convincing and hilarious case for the idea that it’s […]

Politics Washington State Politics

Sen. Patty Kuderer speaks in Kirkland about the proposed state bank

Friday evening in Kirkland, State Senator Patty Kuderer spoke about the establishment of a state bank for Washington State. Last year, Governor Inslee signed a budget that included $480,000 to develop a proposal for the creation of a public cooperative bank. Professional bankers and economists are in the process of working out details of how the […]

Donald Trump

Letter to the editor in the Bellevue Reporter: A National Emergency

The following letter to the editor, by me, appears in the  the Bellevue Reporter under the heading “A National Emergency,” both in the print edition and online here (scroll down past the first letter). During the first two years of Trump’s presidency, Republicans had a chance to build the wall; they didn’t. They had a […]

Taxation Washington State Politics

Capital gains tax at risk. Contact legislators!

Please contact Guy Palumbo, Mark Mullet, Dean Takko, and Steve Hobbs and ask them to support the capital gains tax bill SB 5314 (“Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state’s tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax relief”). They’re the ones who may prevent one from happening. […]