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July 3, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Endorsements: The Seattle Times should look past bipartisans

The Times endorsed the Republican candidate for the 5th Legislative District, Position 2, because of his so-called “moderation” and “experience” [“Magendanz a clear choice for 5th District,” Opinion, Jule 2]. The endorsement begs the broader question: The extremist Republicans who control the state Senate have caused the state to reach gridlock, not unlike what’s…


Comments | More in Election | Topics: bipartisan, Chad Magendanz, Democrats

January 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

State of the Union: Improve the economy to address inequality

In his State of the Union speech [“Obama vows to bypass gridlock,” Nation & World, Jan. 28], President Obama is still following the main plank in the Democratic platform: never solve a problem, just treat the symptoms. Of course he’s also following the number two plank: if something isn’t working, do more of…


Comments | More in State of the Union | Topics: Democrats, Gary T. McGavran, President Obama

August 12, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Federal deficit shrinking

Both parties are at fault in Congress In response to Spencer Higley’s letter regarding the federal deficit, in which he says that the reckless spending by our government is due to the Republicans, I’d like to point out that the Democrat-controlled Senate refused to submit a national budget for three years. [“Northwest Voices: Federal deficit...


Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: Congress, Democrats, federal deficit

July 16, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Health-care reform continues

Republican opposition is shameful Syndicated columnist Froma Harrop asks in her first paragraph why, “other than crude political posturing,” would congressional Republicans want President Obama’s Affordable Care Act to fail? [“Column: Keep the health-reform train rolling past the naysayers,” Opinion, July 13.] She follows with 14 paragraphs of commentary. All she needed was her first sentence…


Comments | More in Economy, Health care, Politics | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Democrats, health care

June 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Washington Legislature begins second special session

Legislature should fund smaller classes Two important things are happening this week. Most of Washington’s school children begin the first full week of their summer vacations, and the Washington Legislature enters the first full week of yet another special session without fulfilling its paramount duty. [“Special session: 30 days, 0 bills, $77,000 in costs,” NW Saturday,…


Comments | Topics: Democrats, Legislature, politics

March 1, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Washington state transportation package unveiled

Bicycles and electric cars have impact I disagree with Taiji Tamura regarding not taxing bicyclists [“House Democrats’ transportation package focuses on gas, car-tab taxes,” Northwest Voices, Feb. 24]. I think anyone who purchases an “adult” bicycle should pay a one-time tax at the time of purchase. Why can’t bicyclists contribute? Motorists pay yearly fees and numerous…


Comments | More in bicycling, Transportation | Topics: Democrats, electric cars, transportation package

February 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Three Democratic senators sponsored gun bill they didn’t fully support

Legislators should understand what they propose Kudos to Danny Westneat. He took on three Washington state Democratic senators and exposed them for the bumbling incompetents they are [“Dems keep shooting themselves in foot,” NWSunday, Feb. 24]. I suspect they will introduce other legislation they haven’t read in the future, but it is nice to see…


Comments | More in Firearms, Gun control, Politics, Washington Legislature | Topics: Danny Westneat, Democrats, Sen. Adam Kline