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August 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Women politicians and lack of gender parity

Gender parity remains elusive On the 94th anniversary this month of American women gaining full voting rights, how far have we come? At the ballot box, quite far. Female voters have outnumbered male voters in every presidential election since 1964. So it’s worth remembering the long battle leading up to ratification of the 19th Amendment. The first…

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August 8, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Congress: Support is so low for incumbents, challengers could do better

The Times recently recapped its congressional endorsements ["Seattle Times editorial board recommendations for 2014 primary," Opinion Northwest, July 16]. In every one of the eight races, the endorsement was for the incumbent. Fairness dictates that the record of the current 113th Congress be included: as the lowest level of legislative accomplishment in the last 40 years, far…

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August 7, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Murray and McGinn to face off in Seattle mayor’s race in November

Murray will win When an incumbent runs in a crowded primary field, an inordinate percentage of votes are cast either for or against the record of the incumbent. [“Murray vs. McGinn: showdown ahead,” page one, Aug. 7.] Accordingly, barring an egregious misstep between now and the day of the general election, Ed Murray is our next…

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