“Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.” - Jimmy Buffett, in a moment of joyful clarity after a few margaritas.
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One week to go before election day (August 1st) and there is ample time for voters to put a true progressive, Amy Glasser, on the Whatcom County Council. Nobody who [...]
In the blood sport we have come to recognize as partisan politics, public exchanges among political opponents often deteriorate into verbal abuse, character assassination, vilification and smear campaigns.
Smear campaigns, [...]
It seems that an outrageous smear campaign has been launched against a Whatcom County Councilmember, Satpal Sidhu, by a previous Councilmember, Mrs. Kathy Kershner, who ran against Mr. Sidhu in 2015. [...]
For the February issue of Whatcom Watch I wrote an article entitled, Character - The Content of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods. In the April issue of the same newspaper, Shannon Maris, [...]
This “Residential Survey” of Bellingham residents is a quasi-yearly affair with this stated purpose: “... the Survey is to seek feedback from residents [bolding mine] about their experience as citizens of [...]
With the appointment of Mike Estes to the seven member Bellingham Planning Commission at the last City Council meeting, and the pending appointment of Iris Maute-Gibson in April, the development [...]
The Case for Public Banking
Public banks are an effective way to use public funds for the good of communities, much like public utilities, instead of for the profit of [...]
My Facebook time line is filled each day with posts about Trump and now, this weekend, about his odious executive order barring entry into the U.S. to those from [...]
Unfortunately there is no Gort to save us from the ghastly death of sanity tomorrow at noon and bring our republic, as Klaatu, back to life . The fictional Ellen Benson [...]