“Save buses and fix roads in ALL of King County”, the campaign ad we received in the mail strongly states. Unfortunately, this ad doesn’t tell the whole story for Enumclaw. There’s much, much more of a backstory that you need to consider before voting on Proposition 1.
In 1626, Native Americans sold Manhattan Island to the Dutch for $24 worth of beads. Today, Manhattan’s assets number in the billions if not trillions of dollars. What if Native Americans were to come back, having seen the value of Manhattan today, and demanded “just” compensation?
Let’s face it: something is seriously wrong with the U.S. economy. I’m speaking not of the remnants of the recession, but of the structure of our society; that is, the middle class is rapidly shrinking, the lower class is growing and the gap between the wealthy and everyone else continues to increase at an alarming rate.
A funny thing happened to me on my way to an oil change.
Most of you are familiar with Edward Snowden, the government employee who stole thousands of secret files from the National Security Agency and then fled, eventually ending up in temporary refuge in Russia. The secret data collecting the government has been carrying out appalled many Americans.
More than the usual exchange of cold and flu germs occurred among lawmakers this session.
Last week the thesis for my column was: taxes are not always bad. This week I’m going to tackle an issue the city of Enumclaw has been dealing with for at least seven years – raising taxes to fix our streets. Let me give you some background.
The definition of a plutocrat is “a person who derives power from wealth.” Warren Buffet fits in that category.
What if, in June, the five conservative Supreme Court justices strike down the Noel Channing National Labor Relations Board case against the Obama administration’s recess appointments? They might do so on the grounds that the original law that created the National Labor Relations Board in 1935 is unconstitutional. Let me give you some historic background and then explain the political and constitutional implications.
Parents, would you like to know if your high school-age child will graduate from college? Would you like to know what you should instill into your children (or teachers, into your students) that will be the most effective means of ensuring lifelong success?
Another major confrontation between conservatives and the president is currently being argued before the Supreme Court. Since 2009, when Barack Obama took office, there has been a battle over confirmations between Senate Republicans and the president.
Do you realize NAFTA has been in existence for 20 years? Don’t know what NAFTA is and why it’s important? NAFTA stands for North American Free Trade Agreement.
I’ll never be a Nelson Mandela, nor would I want to be. The price he paid to free South Africa from apartheid was far higher than I am willing to pay.
The road to the Super Bowl runs through CenturyLink Field after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West
A German national, his Afrikaner wife and her grandmother, all living in Johannesburg, virtually exploded when I asked them at a bed and breakfast meal what they thought would happen to South Africa now that Mandela was gone.
All of us struggle between the desire for stability and the desire for change. Some favor stability and order above all else. Others are dissatisfied with the status quo and want to improve conditions for themselves and/or others.
A great man has just passed from the scene. Nelson Mandela was buried last week. Leaders from all over the world arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, in tribute to his greatness.
After the Edward Snowden revelations, an embarrassed President Obama, who campaigned for government transparency, is reshaping his surveillance policies – secretly. Isn’t this hypocritical? The answer, surprisingly, is no.
What is intelligence? Since the late 19th and early 20th centuries social scientists have been studying this question.
Elections are always a learning opportunity about human nature. This most recent election was no exception. There was much to learn about how people think and respond.