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May 12, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Initiative 1329: Restore democracy for the people, not the corporation

It was encouraging to see reporter Jim Brunner’s story in The Seattle Times on Initiative 1329 [“Initiative targets big money in politics,” Local News, May 9]. We — all of us — must collect 246,372 valid signatures before the end of June in order to ensure its place on the November ballot. When I…

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Comments | More in Campaign finance | Topics: Citizens United, democracy, Initiative 1329

May 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Arab Spring: We shouldn’t support minority abuse

Guest columnist Shadi Hamid’s piece on the U.S. attitude toward Muslim governments is fine but fails to acknowledge the other horn of the dilemma [“Does the U.S. truly support democracy in Egypt?” Opinion, April 30]. How should the U.S. respond to a democratically elected theocracy that systematically abuses the minority? The Egyptian military’s reaction…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Arab Spring, democracy, Egypt

May 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Arab Spring: First and foremost, support liberty

Guest columnist Shadi Hamid consistently discounts the anti-democratic and illiberal aspects of the Muslim Brotherhood when it had the opportunity to rule [“Does the U.S. truly support democracy in Egypt?” Opinion, April 30]. Whether the U.S. should support democracy in Egypt, and quite frankly anywhere, is a far too simple and shortsighted question….

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Comments | Topics: democracy, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

April 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

McCutcheon v. FEC: A ruling for the wealthy few

The Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC directly conflicts with the First Amendment [“McCutcheon decision unravels campaign finance regulation,” Opinion, April 6]. The amendment states that no law should be made which would abridge the freedom of speech. In a large-scale society such as ours, this requires that all people be given equal…

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Comments | More in Campaign finance | Topics: democracy, First Amendment, McCutcheon v. FEC

April 4, 2014 at 6:03 AM

McCutcheon v. FEC: Amend the Constitution

The Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC should be the last straw for “We The People” [“Ruling loosens reins on political donations,” Nation & World, April 2]. The five majority judges seem out of touch with how democracy should really work — one person, one vote. It is time to amend the…

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Comments | More in First Amendment | Topics: constitution, democracy, Free speech

September 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Exhibit democracy We should recognize the opportunity the United States has to set a positive example for many countries in the Middle East by expressing our popular will on the decision to bomb Syria over their use of chemical weapons. [“Syrians plead their case for, against U.S. military strikes,” page one, Sept. 9.] The Arab Spring…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: bomb, chemical weapons, democracy

June 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Genetically modified wheat scare in Oregon and Washington

Everyone has the right to know After reading the article about genetically modified (GM) wheat, I am left with one overriding thought: We all have the right to know. [“Wheat scare leaves farmers in rough spot,” page one, June 19.] Washington wheat farmers have a right to know what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: democracy, genetically modified, GM

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