On Friday, March 2, 2012, Washington State Democratic Senators Rodney Tom, Tim Sheldon, and Jim Kastama voted with 22 Senate Republicans to approve a regressive budget that favors the 1%. See Outrage as Road Killers help Republicans seize control of the Washington State Senate.
One commonly hears the claim “The Democrats are as bad as the Republicans.” This is a gross exaggeration, both nationally and here in Washington State. Why does the claim have so much traction? Who’s to blame for the misperception? Do the Dems themselves bear some responsibility? What is the Democratic Party doing to address that […]
Late Tuesday afternoon we learned that nation-wide vigils for Trayvon Martin have been called for this Saturday at noon, exactly the same time as the planned WTF Olympia? rally. At an emergency committee meeting last night we decided to postpone the rally until the following Saturday, July 27, out of respect for this national day of action […]
Seattle’s economy is booming: construction everywhere, crowded streets and transit, housing costs soaring, bustling neighborhood restaurants, and a 2.6% unemployment rate. Much of this growth is driven by high wage-tech jobs and the spillover effect of all those workers eating out, shopping, and paying premium prices. It’s in this context that Seattle instituted its higher […]