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January 2, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Quality pre-K: The benefits to society

The editorial “To save money, provide quality pre-K, not incarceration” [Opinion, Dec. 29] is a most timely argument. Along with comprehensive social and nutritional support, making literacy and numeracy concrete realities in young lives reaps benefits both for the kids and for society. I have been in human services for nearly four decades. In that…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, incarceration, Joe Martin

October 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Seattle housing: An uncertain situation created for seniors

No longer is it only the extremely indigent citizens of our municipality who are being pushed to society’s margins and threatened with the daunting prospect of homelessness [“Longtime tenants get the boot from upgrades, soaring rents,” Local News, Sept. 29]. The sale of the Panorama House has precipitated an unexpected crisis for the many…


Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: housing, Joe Martin, Panorama House

August 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Iraq refugees: We need a campaign similar to the Gulf War

The refugee crisis on the Iraqi mountain is literally the tip of the iceberg [“Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq,” Nation & World, Aug. 19]. We have done the absolute minimum to deal with the crisis, just enough to prevent imminent slaughter. the Islamic State was not dealt with by Iraq,…


Comments | More in Iraq war | Topics: iraq, Islamic State, Joe Martin

July 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM

The problems with concentrated wealth

Columnist David Brooks has a peculiar perspective on the meaning of democracy and a rather selective view of the course of history [“The spiritual recession,” Opinion, June 28]. Brooks is correct in warning against “concentrated power.” But there is no mention in his essay of the urgent crisis in the U.S. today whereby untold…


Comments | More in Income inequality | Topics: American history, David Brooks, Joe Martin