On Friday evening Republican Congressman Dave Reichert was supposed to attend a fundraiser in Bellevue, but he canceled — probably because of the protests that MoveOn had planned for the event.
The Hitler gun control lie: Gun rights activists who cite the dictator as a reason against gun control have their history dangerously wrong As it turns out, the Weimar Republic, the German government that immediately preceded Hitler’s, actually had tougher gun laws than the Nazi regime. … The 1938 law signed by Hitler that LaPierre […]
Monday evening I went to a great Town Hall in Seattle with John Nichols and Robert McChesney. The topic was Dollarocracy: how money has corrupted politics. Dollarocracy is their name for what’s become of America’s democracy. Instead of one person, one vote, we now have one dollar, one vote. Jimmy Carter was overheard saying that […]
Sports are like religion: an opiate for the masses. They distract people from political engagement. I don’t understand why people “root” for a team. Why should Seattle’s team be better than any other city’s team? And why should residents here take pride in victories? Sports must exploit some deep-seated need of humans to belong and […]