The initiative to expand background checks on gun sales on the ballot this fall in Washington (Initiative 594) is being supported by Bill and Melinda Gates, Paul Allen and Steve Ballmer with huge contributions [“The Ballmers give another quarter million to support I-594,” Politics Northwest, Sept. 9]. As if I needed more reasons…More
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As a former varsity basketball player at Lakeside School, I know what it’s like to play on a team that doesn’t win many games [“With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules,” Local News, Aug. 16]. It’s no fun, but it’s a lot better than having Steve Ballmer use it as a…More
The Steve Ballmer crusade at Lakeside School to buy athletics success at the high school level leaves me feeling incredibly sad [“With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules,” Local News, Aug. 17]. As a society, we have corrupted so many of the ideals and institutions that create opportunities for individuals to better themselves.
As an academic surgeon at the UW, I have witnessed continued erosion of academic standards inMore
Columnist is cynical Rarely does Paul Krugman compliment any businessman or company for its success. [“Column: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer and the decline of e-empires,” Opinion, Aug. 27.] Microsoft was under brutal attack by the Justice Department only a couple of years ago. The result was the competitive forces of the mainly free marketplace leveled things out. Krugman…More