Seattle’s Nietzschean City Council
Seattle — In this city, which is a petri dish of progressivism, a prevailing theory is that when you raise the price of something, people will buy less of it, except when they do not. Another, and related, theory is …
Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive
A councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive.
No, this is not a joke.
The area surrounding King County Superior Court …
A Free-Market Think Tank Sues Washington State over Union Bullying
On November 8, voters in the State of Washington approved Ballot Initiative 1501, the Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals’ Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act. At the time, the measure’s advocates argued that the measure would increase criminal penalties for targeting seniors …
In Washington State, Unions Advance a Ballot Measure to Keep Members in the Dark
On November 8, voters across the state of Washington will decide Ballot Initiative 1501, the Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals’ Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act. If passed, the measure’s proponents claim, I-1501 will increase criminal penalties for targeting seniors and vulnerable …
1) I’ve been to Union Station a million times — particularly when I was living here. How is it that I never noticed the big honking monument to Christopher Columbus in front? Well, I hadn’t — until today.
Faith-Based Discussion of the State Exchanges
Since October, the defensive cry of the beleaguered Obamacare defender has been, “but the states are doing a much better job!”
Some are. But plenty aren’t. The post below spotlights the grand scale of failure in Oregon. Beyond their troubles#…#
Patty Murray and the Revolving Door
The Seattle Times has a lengthy — and rather damning — exposé detailing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray’s intimate relationship with the lobbying industry. Throughout the campaign, Murray and Washington state Democrats have relentlessly sought to portray Republican challenger Dino …
Patty Murray: The Stupidest American?
Sen. Patty Murray has been on the warpath against Dino Rossi of late. Her latest ad accuses Dino Rossi of “not caring” about Boeing’s workers in Washington state:
Announcer: Illegal foreign subsidies are threatening Boeing jobs, putting the Air …
Is a pretty straightforward anti-incumbent jab at Democrat Patty Murray:
Murray was a co-recipient of ReasonTV’s “Porker of the Month” honors for September, along with Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.).
Washington State Can’t Prepare for Nuclear Attack
For all the panic resounding on the Internet today, a North Korean nuclear attack on U.S. soil seems highly unlikely. Nevertheless, it can’t hurt to be prepared. Unfortunately for residents of Washington State, being prepared is illegal.
May Day Riots Rock the Pacific Northwest
Rioters involved in May Day demonstrations wreaked havoc on some parts of the west coast yesterday. In Portland, Oregon, anarchist marchers used the annual “worker’s holiday” to start fires, detonate smoke bombs and Molotov cocktails, destroy cars, and attack …
Trump Snubs D.C. as Millions Cheer
I do not agree with Donald Trump about much of anything. Early in the primary season, I wrote a little book titled “The Case against Trump.” I believe him to be morally unfit and intellectually unprepared for the office to …
Trump Should Make Bureaucrats Removable Again
Donald J. Trump’s signature line should become the title of a major speech promising a clean break from Washington, D.C.’s stagnant status quo. Trump should demand accountability in America’s consequence-free capital.
Federal employees …
Git-R-Done America vs. Washington
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Git-R-Done America vs. Washington
You work hard. You pay what you think is more than enough in taxes. The economy hasn’t really felt good since 2008, but you managed to get by. …
A Giant, Bipartisan Tax Deal to Help One Big Corporation
Low taxes are a good thing. A special tax break for one powerful company is a bad thing. Washington’s state government did a bad, bad thing.
The Boeing Co. was the beneficiary of a deal to end all deals this …
Patty Murray’s Bailout Bonanza
With the latest polling showing the Washington Senate race in a dead heat, Dino Rossi’s campaign has a new web video out, giving a nice rundown of Sen. Murray’s clear preference for a “when in doubt, bail out” …
Rasmussen: Rossi, Murray Tied
The latest Rasmussen poll of the Washington Senate race shows Dino Rossi neck and neck with incumbent Patty Murray.
The survey of 750 likely voters shows Rossi with 48 percent, Murray with 47 percent, echoing the results of a Fox News poll earlier …
Senate Race Tightens in WA
Just when it looked like Sen. Patty Murray was opening a significant lead against GOP challenger Dino Rossi, a new Fox News poll has the two in a statistical tie. Among likely voters, 48 percent said they would vote for Murray …
New Poll: Rossi Trails By Two
A new SurveyUSA poll has Republican Dino Rossi trailing incumbent Patty Murray by two points, 48 percent to 50 percent. This is a stronger showing from Rossi than is being reflected in other recent polls, but compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll …