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Rodney Tom should act like a Democrat or switch back to the GOP

(originally published at the Bellevue Reporter, in condensed form) Anyone paying attention to the goings-on in Olympia would know that there’s nothing bipartisan about the Senate “majority coalition” under the leadership of Bellevue’s Sen. Rodney Tom. Rodney Tom, a former Republican, is nominally a Democrat. But he’s been voting and speaking like a Republican. Recently, […]

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On reinventing Democratic politics

At last night’s meeting of the 41st LD Democrats there was a discussion about how to attract more people to become PCOs and about how to get more existing PCOs to attend meetings and work on campaigns. The discussion began with the question: what’s the purpose of the 41st LD Dems? One guy said: to […]

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Sen. Rodney Tom to be featured speaker at far-right WPC event

The far-right think tank Washington Policy Center has announced a Solutions Summit on November 12 featuring Democrat-in-Name-Only Senator Rodney Tom. “This half-day conference will kick off with a breakfast featuring Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom and Bob Moore of Moore Information.” What a betrayal by a supposed Democrat.   It seems to me he shouldn’t be […]

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Cheer the Majority Coalition if you like ….

Enjoying the gridlock on I-405 and I-5? Wanna see more bridges collapse, like the Skagit River Bridge did earlier this year? Happy about the mentally deranged man who stabbed two people in Pioneer Square, killing one of them?  Or about the practice of “warehousing” mentally ill patients due to the lack of psychiatric beds in […]

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October 14: Senate "Listening Tour" comes to Seattle

Seattle “Listening Tour” Stop Monday, October 14, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm King County Courthouse, Room 1001 10th Floor, 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle * Transit Riders & Allies Rally outside at 5 pm * Our Senators have been making their way around the state (starting with the Bellevue forum on September 17 where we gave Rodney […]