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October 21, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Campaign financing: Just ignore political advertising

The editorial commentary of E.J. Dionne in The Seattle Times regarding political campaign financing is right on. My solution to this problem is to ignore most of what it pays for [“Money is driving partisanship,” Opinion, Oct. 12]. Posters, yard signs, handouts, mailings, advertisements, candidate speeches and most commentators on radio and TV are…

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October 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Judicial ratings: Provide more funding for information on judicial candidates

Facing another set of confusing judicial elections, I much appreciated The Seattle Times editorial recognizing votingforjudges.org — the website that disseminates objective, accurate and comprehensive information about judicial candidates [“Votingforjudges.org makes it easier to size up judicial candidates,” Opinion, Oct. 15]. More people should know about this site. As a matter of human interest,…

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September 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Campaign finance: How to stop disproportionate influence from out-of-state donors

California billionaire Tom Steyer’s $1 million donation is another disconcerting example of how much money there is in our elections [“California billionaire Tom Steyer drops $1 million on WA elections,” Politics Northwest, Sept. 22]. As reporter Jim Brunner points out, while Democrats receive large donations from an out-of-state climate activist, Republicans get large…

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Comments | More in Campaign finance | Topics: campaign finance, Citizens United, climate change

July 6, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Include term limits in public financing

Cynicism and disgust are my conclusions after reading that the Seattle City Council decided to defer the ballot measure for public financing, to a time when the public could more easily be swayed to approve it [“Public financing of city elections won’t be on November ballot,” Politics Northwest, June 30]. (The measure was…

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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…

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

November 5, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Concerning GMOs, California sets a good example

Cost of labeling is not the real issue Editor, The Times: The opponents of I-522 would have us believe that it would require separate, costly labeling specific to GMO products sold in Washington state [“Growing debate over genetically engineered food,” page one, Oct. 29]. The simple solution is to follow the example set in California for products…

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Comments | More in Food/nutrition | Topics: elections, I-522, Initiatvie 522

November 4, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Elections are determined by big money

Term limits are crucial for representatives and senators Editor, The Times: I wish more articles were written on a consistent basis about the influx of money into our political process [“Funding state elections from near, afar,” page on, Nov. 3]. There is no question that candidates who are more qualified, yet do not have the money power behind…

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May 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Pakistani elections

Election process corrupt As a Pakistani living in Seattle, the past two days have seen me glued to my computer, following Pakistan’s national elections [“Pakistan’s ex-leader poised to win,” page one, May 12]. Both Pakistani and international media have failed to provide a complete picture of what is actually happening.Social media is full of eyewitness accounts…

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