This is not to say there aren’t legitimate problems with Islam or with immigration, but some people have an ideological or economic interest in fanning the flames of racial hatred. Without an enemy, how can you justify a police state and massive spending on military?
According to Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are divided by politics and religion, liberals and conservatives differ significantly on the moral foundations on which they base their lives. Haidt thinks that conservatives base their ethics on additional principles beyond those used by liberals, and those extra principles give conservatives an […]
King County Council held a hearing on Metro funding at Union Station in Seattle this evening. The state legislature was unable to come to agreement last year on funding for Metro buses — because Senate Republicans held the transportation package hostage to their demands for the cost-saving “reforms” that would weaken unions, weaken environmental regulations, […]
In solidarity with Wisconsin citizens protesting the hostile takeover of public sector jobs and unregulated privatization of public works contracts proposed by WI Gov. Scott Walker, thousands of people here in Washington rallied at the state capitol in Olympia yesterday. Amid chants of “What’s disgusting…union busting” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Scott Walker’s got to […]