President Obama wants to blame the Republicans for his inability to pass progressive legislation. Indeed the Republicans are bad news. But Obama bent over backwards to protect Republicans and their corporate allies from accountability for their many crimes. Rather than fight them, he coddled them, surrounded himself with Wall Street executives and Bush holdovers, and compromised early and often. Now, during another election campaign, he wants to paint himself as a friend of the middle class. His actions belie his words. He can’t have it both ways.
Our leaders don’t lead. Governor Gregoire and the legislators have punted on the issue of raising revenue. If you ask legislators, they say “the people” have to demand fair taxation and an end to corporate tax giveaways. Though the Democrats control the governor’s mansion and both houses in Olympia, they don’t use their positions of […]
The 2016 presidential election was a battle of negatives. Despite Trump’s numerous well-known negatives — including a history of racist and sexist insults, inexperience in politics, impetuousness, sexual scandals, mediocre performance at the debates, and a 70% untrue rating from PolitiFact — Trump managed to convince almost a majority of voters that he was the […]