USA & World

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 [...]

What on Earth Is Doug Ericksen Doing In Cambodia?

By Elisabeth BrittOn Jul 28, 2018

Michael Riordan jointly researched and wrote this article with Elisabeth Britt. They have collaborated on several articles and their joint articles can be found in searches under the name of [...]

Taking children from parents for political gain

By John ServaisOn Jun 18, 2018

​Trump wants the Democrats to vote to pay for his wall - and is showing he will do anything to achieve this political goal. Anything, including separating children from their [...]

Ali Velshi and the Weaponization of Culture

By John LesowOn Jun 11, 2018

On May 18, 2018, MSNBC Commentator Ali Velshi was the featured speaker at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. The event was held at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. [...]

The NFL Sowed Its Own Problem With The National Anthem

By Dick ConoboyOn May 30, 2018

The big shots of the National Football League (NFL) have no one to blame but themselves for the problems surrounding the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of [...]

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