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.
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