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100 days: Largest Wash. Trump donor, from Fairhaven, likes what he sees

By Ralph SchwartzOn May 03, 2017

​Not one to shy away from a media cliche, I followed up with Peter Gigante on the occasion of Donald Trump’s 100th day in the White House. OK, so [...]

Behind the Veil at the EPA Beachhead

In January, state Senator Doug Ericksen and former Senator Don Benton left Washington state for the nation’s capital with high hopes of playing major roles in revamping the U.[...]

The Silk Road Reopens

By John ServaisOn Apr 25, 2017

The ancient Silk Road ran between Xi’an, the capital of China, and Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire. As Rome morphed into Europe and the Catholic Church, the [...]

A news item April 10

By John ServaisOn Apr 10, 2017

Am posting this at 6 p.m., when it is now a world-wide story. When I wrote this early this morning, my interest was that it should be known. Even though [...]

Student Loan Default Rates at Historic High

By David CampOn Apr 10, 2017

The Financial Times has an excellent article about student debt (it is behind a pay wall - for those of you like me who don’t subscribe here is an [...]

What did Ericksen know? Trump protesters facing trial seek subpoena

By Ralph SchwartzOn Apr 04, 2017

The “Whatcom Three,” who last May blocked Guide Meridian Road in Lynden on the day President Donald Trump made a campaign appearance there, want to know whether Republican state Senator [...]

Now is time for single-payer health insurance

By John ServaisOn Mar 29, 2017

With the collapse of the Republican plan for national health care, and after eight years of Republicans castigating Obamacare, now - this week - is the perfect time to push [...]

Obama DOJ Failed to Prosecute Financial Fraudsters Responsible for 2008 Crash

By David CampOn Mar 28, 2017

The great 2008 Financial Crisis was a catastrophe for many Americans and for ten of millions worldwide. Americans alone lost an estimated $4.2 trillion in home equity; fully 8.7 million Americans lost their [...]

Tax-time Issues - ACA Reporting on Your 2016 Tax Return

By David CampOn Mar 21, 2017

President Trump has signed an Executive Order which, in anticipation of the repeal of the ACA (and replacement with a great plan for which we are still waiting as the [...]

Women speak in Bellingham on International Women’s Day

By Ralph SchwartzOn Mar 08, 2017

​About 70 people gathered in front of Bellingham City Hall on Wednesday, March 8, to rally for women’s rights under the shadow of the Trump administration. “I’m pissed that it’[...]

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