In this video, Greg Palast talks about his book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, where he teams with fiery editorial cartoonist Ted Rall to name and shame the billionaires buying up our democracy, and the disenfranchisement of millions through voter-ID laws, list purges, and other assaults to our civil rights.
In Bellevue, the issues of the homeless shelter and safe injection sites are wedge issues promoted by scared Republicans
In Bellevue and other Eastside communities, there is highly partisan debate underway, online and at city meetings, about the proposed men’s shelter in Eastgate, and about King County’s plan to have safe injection sites for the most addicted opiate users. The real reason for the fervency of the opposition on these issues is that Republicans […]
Saturday evening I attended Washington Public Campaign’s Annual Awards Banquet, held at South King County Community College. The keynote speaker was progressive radio host Norman Goldman. State Senator Adam Kline was master of ceremonies . State Rep. Bob Hasegawa won the public leadership award. I’ll summarize some salient points from their speeches and from the […]
A former colleague wrote about his conversion from Mormon to atheist and from Republican to Democrat. I realized a few years back that my religion was a bunch of made-up nonsense, and my wife and I left the Mormon church in 2016. I’m an atheist now and happier than before I think, but I do […]