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The Losing Presidential Candidate Ignored Policy for Trash-talking

By David CampOn Mar 08, 2017

This really was the reality teevee election - trashy, substance-less, full of personal attacks and invective - truly a repulsive display. It is interesting to note that the primary culprit [...]

Public Banks Are the Answer

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2017

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 [...]

Peak Oil? A Chaotic Transition is in Process

By David CampOn Feb 21, 2017

As the graphic shows, US gasoline inventories are at a 27-year record high. And yet, gas prices and oil prices continue to rise - having increased by about 30-40% (depending [...]

On Identity Politics

By David CampOn Feb 14, 2017

Human identity is a complex thing - we self-identify in our social interactions and institutions on various scales and using different badges of identity. At the most basic, we self-identify [...]

Britt on Senator Ericksen

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2017

Elisabeth Britt is very savvy about how our state government in Olympia runs. She worked down there for years in different capacities. A few days ago she posted up an [...]

Ordinary Women Seize the Day

By Anne MackieOn Feb 04, 2017

On Saturday morning, January 21, Erica Littlewood Work gathered march volunteers into the downtown library meeting room to provide a quick briefing on crowd and traffic control. As she stepped back [...]

“They Thought They Were Free”

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2017

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 [...]

Senators Benton and Ericksen to Help Gut the EPA

By Michael RiordanOn Jan 29, 2017

Michael Riordan guest writes. He lives on Orcas Island and covers energy and environmental issues. As recently reported, State Senators Don Benton and Doug Ericksen have headed to Washington, DC, [...]

Mobile Phones Bad for Your Vision

By David CampOn Jan 24, 2017

Apparently it’s not just me finding difficulty in focus and perception after an hour of reading the little screen. According to Dr. Sherylle Calder, Vision Coach to the English [...]

“Gort, America barada nikto”

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 19, 2017

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 [...]

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