USA & World

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

By Ho See-wingOn Apr 01, 2020

The past month in Bellingham had been déjà vu all over again for me. I came back on February 10 from Hong Kong, where the COVID-19 epidemic had struck. Worried [...]

Imagine a World…

By Larry HorowitzOn Mar 18, 2020

​I found this post by an anonymous author on a social media platform to be both interesting and inspiring… Imagine a World…

Michael Riordan in Seattle Times

By John ServaisOn Mar 05, 2020

This evening, NW Citizen writer Michael Riordan has an opinion piece posted on the Seattle Times website. It is a strongly critical look at how the Trump regime is mishandling [...]

Vote Like Your Life Depends On It

By Tip JohnsonOn Jan 28, 2020

Almost everyone agrees that health care in USAmerica is broken and too expensive. Our costs are higher than other developed nations but our outcomes no better. In some cases they [...]

DEROS + 50 Years

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 12, 2019

Date of Expected Return from OverSeas. DEROS is a military acronym. If, as a soldier, you had one or more hostile-fire tours overseas, those dates are seared into your brain. [...]

California Adopts Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 03, 2019

Hooray for California! Hooray for public banking! North Dakota did its ground-breaking work by establishing a public bank 100 years ago. California, usually leading the pack in progressive pursuits, comes in [...]

Trouble Makers

By Guest WriterOn Aug 11, 2019

Barbara Z. Rofkar guest writes this article. She is a 50 year resident of Bellingham. Toni Morrison said, “If you can only be tall if someone is on their knees, then [...]

Public Fiber Network: A Blueprint for Bellingham and Whatcom County

By Juliette DanielsOn Jun 13, 2019

The internet was created to be—and has become—our public commons. It is the central medium for communication and business, for public discussion and engagement, and democratic discourse and [...]

Seattle Times to Doug Ericksen: Step Down

By Elisabeth BrittOn May 19, 2019

State Senator Ericksen with Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen. On May 14th the Seattle Times published an editorial titled “Senator Doug Ericksen should break his Cambodia deal or step down.” [...]

The Last Ten Years And Us

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 18, 2018

Happy 10th Anniversary! Understanding this article, Lehman 10th Anniversary Spin as a Teachable Moment, by economist Michael Hudson, will go along way to understanding why the efforts of our city [...]

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