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Managing High Risk Sexual Offenders—A Canadian Approach

By John LesowOn Nov 17, 2017

Long before the recent—and continuing—revelations in the entertainment and political arenas, sexual offending was regarded as one of the most prominent social pathologies. Amid the recent flurry of [...]

Is the Cold War turning Hot?

By Ho See-wingOn Oct 30, 2017

Wars both Hot and Cold are on the American radar lately. On the Cold front, Ken Burns’ 10-episode, 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War finished its heavily-hyped, two-week run on PBS [...]

Fossil Fools

By Michael RiordanOn Oct 13, 2017

After recent months, when Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and unprecedented wildfires torched the West from British Columbia to California, anyone who imagines that [...]

I lowered the flag today…

By John ServaisOn Oct 02, 2017

​I lowered our American flag to half-staff this afternoon, per the proclamations of our president and governor, to honor and in respect to those murdered and wounded last night in [...]

Two Communications Directors?

By Michael RiordanOn Aug 01, 2017

When State Senator Doug Ericksen of Ferndale didn’t last four weeks as communications director for the Environmental Protection Agency, I thought it would long endure as the record for [...]

Trump, Science and Reason

By Michael RiordanOn Aug 01, 2017

Over six months in office, Donald Trump has yet to name a presidential science adviser, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)—which that person would lead—languishes. [...]

‘Upstream’ book review: any hope for salmon?

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jul 20, 2017

​If you’re reading this article, chances are “Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table” by Langdon Cook (Ballantine, $27) won’t teach you too much you don’t [...]

Trump’s Withdrawal

By Michael RiordanOn Jun 12, 2017

Donald Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is more than political folly endangering the Earth. It is an unabashed attack on science [...]

Will new BC government stop the proposed pipeline?

By John ServaisOn May 30, 2017

On Monday, May 29, our neighbors to the north, British Columbia, had a surprising and dramatic change in their government. With a parliamentary system, this can happen. Two minority parties cemented [...]

Whatcom 3: County Judge Grant Rules Out Defense Evidence

By Luba PekishevaOn May 22, 2017

Ahead of the May 7, 2016 Trump rally in Lynden, the Whatcom 3, Neah Monteiro, Josefina Mora, and Thomas Kaplan, were arrested for forming an anti-Trump blockade on Meridian St that had blocked [...]

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