John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has improved the site, invited other writers to join him, and enabled commenting with verified real names for informative community dialog. He is proud that NW Citizen is now perhaps the oldest political blog in the world.

Articles by John Servais

Welcome to Elon Musk and His Takeover of Twitter

By John ServaisOn Oct 27, 2022

We should welcome Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter, officially completed this evening. Of all the social media venues, Twitter is the one used for politics and official government notices. Musk [...]

We Need a New Pledge of Allegiance

By John ServaisOn Aug 28, 2022

John Servais is over 80, a citizen, a military veteran, an Independent voter, a history buff, and a life long political activist.  He started Northwest Citizen in 1995, which may now [...]

Broadband Solutions: Status of a Confusing Process

By John ServaisOn Aug 02, 2022

Jon Humphrey has written forcefully on NWCitizen about his efforts to bring the best internet service to all residents of Whatcom County. My effort here is to post reference documents [...]

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Recent comments

"Steve James, Easy fellah. As a liberal or D you are going to the extremes of marginalizing the writer in the same way that Ds and liberals accuse the right [...]

Dec 06, 2022 on
Did Proposition 5 "Cure" Its Way to a Win?

"Yesterday, Elon Musk enabled former president Donald Trump to resume posting on Twitter.  I think that the right move for Elon for two reasons.  It is a smart [...]

Nov 20, 2022 on
Welcome to Elon Musk and His Takeover of Twitter

"“Why would I leave Twitter? It’s like living in NY and not taking the subway. Sure it’s dirty and smells bad, but it’s how [...]

Oct 29, 2022 on
Welcome to Elon Musk and His Takeover of Twitter

"Jon, no, they are not Vlad.  We think we know who he is and if he wants to stay anon then that is his right.  However, if he [...]

Jul 08, 2022 on
Dear Vlad...

"Correct, D. C.  I am not attempting journalisn nor poetry here.  It is largely copy and paste - but of only the beginning of the article.  Thus [...]

Jul 07, 2022 on
School Board Member Offers Kids' Sex Classes