In Olympia and in D.C. Democratic politicians are delivering progressive legislation on gay rights and women’s rights. That’s good. But these issues ARE wedge issues and I feel like I’m being taken for a ride. I want to see action on other important issues as well: tax fairness, corruption, jobs, income inequality, health care, green energy, environment, ending the wars, and re-establishing accountability for criminality. More balance!
Referendum 74 may be on the ballot in November, provided enough signatures are gathered. “This bill would redefine marriage to allow same-sex couples to marry, modify existing domestic-partnership laws, allow clergy to refuse to solemnize or recognize marriages and religious organizations to refuse to accommodate marriage celebrations.” See Approve Referendum 74. Comments comments
Nearly three years after the P-I ceased print publication and moved online, the quality of news coverage has declined. Cheap content such as pet and girly photos abound. Now comes news that award-winning political cartoonist David Horsey is leaving the Seattle P-I to work for the LA Times. (source) Veteran columnist and curmudgeon Joel Connelly […]
On January 25 and January 26, 2012 there were hearings in Olympia on SB 6310 and on HB 2434, the bills to establish the Washington Investment Trust (WIT), a publicly owned state bank. This report includes a refutation of the testimony of the State Treasurer, Jim McIntire, who is funded by the big banks and […]