Follow us:

Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

December 17, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: Obama speech, local gun-control idea, coal in mayor’s race

Good morning:

Obama’s speech in Newtown: We were urged to put politics aside. To grieve as a nation. To not discuss specific policy changes during a time of prayer. But lots of people today are talking about Obama’s speech in Newtown, Conn., last night. What did you think?

Did he strike the right tone? Did he make useful points? The president was careful not to rattle a searingly painful interfaith service with specific policy. But he did say that we as a nation are not doing what it takes to protect our children. What, if any change, do you think would Congress support?

Gun initiative: Former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski writes in Crosscut that Washington can lead on gun control by doing something we are good at: passing statewide initiatives. Read more.

Coal in that there Seattle mayor’s race: The coal train debate raging across the Northwest will be part of the 2013 Seattle mayor’s race — or so it seems. That is ¬†true because public-relations firms are connected to the project and have friends running for mayor. Publicola has an interesting piece on the topic.

We have a new Facebook page. Take a sec to like us and friend us.

Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: classrooms, coal in the seattle mayor's race, gun control


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►