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The Need for American Solutions in a Dysfunctional Partisan Battlefield

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

From Sarbanes-Oxley, to the rules of military conduct, to the basics that our parents and teachers taught us as children, you are failing at every turn. You have failed to perform the legally proscribed duties of your job and outrageous as it may sound, you are still paid and receive all your benefits!

Is Your Travel Problem a Hopeless Case?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.11.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The government maintains a "no fly" list. Car rental companies keep "do not rent" lists. Hotels sometimes blacklist guests. So it probably makes sense that your favorite consumer advocate has a "do not mediate" list.

The Shutdown Reveals Our National Priorities

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Tripp

This isn't a government shutdown. We should stop calling it that. It's a demonstration of our national priorities.

Michael Calderone

'Control Freak' Obama White House Takes Secrecy To Historic Extreme, Report Finds | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.11.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Leonard Downie spent more than four decades at The Washington Post, including 17 years as the paper’s top editor, and has heard plenty o...

A Credit Union in Puget Sound Elects a Different Future

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Carl Gibson

The lobby of the Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) in Vashon Island, Wash., is unusual for a financial institution -- it was more like the ...

Climate Change This Week: Zombie Jellyfish, Population-Climate Change Bomb, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...

'Fighting' Mad at Congress for Shutdown? Don't Be. It's Not Their Fault -- It's Ours

Bryan Farha | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Bryan Farha

Our anger should not be targeted at members of the House and Senate. It should be targeted at ourselves. You and I are ultimately to blame. Let me explain.

Govs Push For More Banking Flexibilty For Pot Businesses

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) are urging federal banking regulators to make federal banking regulations more ...

The New Concession Speech

Terence Clarke | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Terence Clarke

One of the things I do for a living is to edit work by serious writers, in an effort to get their manuscripts ready for publication. It's difficult wo...

The Pros and Cons of Legal Cannabis

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The C.P.C. has been in business for roughly 4 years in Seattle, after Washington approved the use of medical cannabis in 1998.

The Government Shutdown and the Death of the Old Order

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Although most Americans are exasperated by the stalemate in Washington and by the extreme tactics of the Tea Party, students of history will recognize the symptoms of generational change.

Al Gore's Washington Homecoming

David Crossland | Posted 12.01.2013 | DC
David Crossland

Al Gore looks fabulous! He's tan -- the ozone factor suits him. He's dressed to make us feel comfortable, even though his made-to-measure look must co...

Washingtonians Fight for GMO Labeling

Carl Gibson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Carl Gibson

This November, voters in Washington State will get to decide whether or not people should have the right to know if there are genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food they buy when they vote on Initiative 522.

Why Breaking Rules Isn't Always Bad

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Once you understand the reasons behind some of the airline ticket restrictions, you'll quickly conclude that rules are meant to be broken, if not by passengers then by the airlines themselves.

Bank of America Will Accept Washington State Marijuana Revenue

The 420 Times | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

One of the biggest hurdles that companies generating revenue in the marijuana industry have to face is finding a financial institution willing to accept them as customers.

Journey on the Ancestors Highway

Carla Moreno | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Carla Moreno

The Chinook people have inhabited what is now Washington and Oregon for thousands of years. Despite being well-documented in Pacific Northwest history with a present-day vibrant community, they are considered nonexistent.

DC To Defy Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia won't play along with a government shutdown if Congress fails to pass a basic spending bill by Monday night, Ma...

Moose On The Loose!

Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

We'd be a little shocked to see this guy when we were taking out the trash too. But Dave and Jan Cox got quite the surprise when they saw a young m...

Palestinian Journalist/Author/Poet/Activist Fouzi El-Asmar, R.I.P.

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the details one often remembers. Mine is the memory of Fouzi El-Asmar surrounded by piles of newspapers, documents, and books, at his Washingto...


Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is it going to take for us to stand up and say enough to this internal gun war of American against American? What is it going to take to create a mental health system that prevents such tragedies from happening over and over?

John Wayne Thomson's Crimes 'Will Send Chills Down Your Spine', Prosecutor Says

David Lohr | Posted 09.17.2013 | Crime

The details of suspected serial killer John Wayne Thompson's crimes "will send chills down your spine, a prosecutor told jurors Monday in opening stat...

Congress Looks To Overhaul Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Every weekend, Cindy Martinson treks from her home in Mason City, Iowa, about 160 miles roundtrip to Waseca, Minn. She visits the f...

Making Politics Good Again

Rich Tafel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Rich Tafel

To rescue American politics, we need to marry the strategic wisdom of how the system works on the inside with the visionary, tech-savvy leaders who can use networks to engage citizens in necessary reforms, getting us to the day we ask about our politics: "Is it really that good?"

Ryan J. Reilly

No 'Free Pass' For Marijuana Industry | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department officials did not believe they could successfully prevent states from legalizing marijuana in federal court and feare...

Painter Tim Okamura Offers an Urban Narrative in Two Exhibitions

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

His paintings are filtered through the lens of his own personal experience as someone of mixed race growing up in Canada, where he was often identified as "different," and even ridiculed for that perception. Themes including culture and ethnicity and social identity are evident in his artwork.