by Georgia McDade
One day some of the Republican luminaries who gathered to defeat President Obama on Inauguration Day will apologize.
One day some of the Congresspersons who slowed or stymied progressive agendas will apologize.
One day Mondales’s Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971 will become law as it could have had not Richard Nixon vetoed it. Continue reading A Poem for Inauguration Day: One Day
by Jamil Suleman
‘Twas the night before Josh Day, and all through the Hood,
Not a Police siren rang, for once it was all good;
The People all came, from every which way,
To celebrate one another: Black, White, Straight and Gay; Continue reading Jesus is Throwing a Birthday Party in South Seattle and You’re Invited
by Kim Ambrose, Angélica Cházaro & Dean Spade
The City of Seattle, at the request of King County, has an unfortunate gift for struggling families this holiday season: a new youth jail. Continue reading Politicians Should Abandon Youth Jail Project as a Year-End Gift to King County’s Children
by Cliff Cawthon
For Seattleites who believe 2016 has been A REALLY REALLY REALLY HORRIBLE YEAR for the nation, their city approved a budget today that funded a number of vital services and projects that should make most residents hate 2017 a little less.
Continue reading City Council Passes Its 2017 Budget: Affordable Housing, Homelessness Response, Early Learning and an Independent Office of Labor Standards
by John Stafford
November 8, 2016 was an inconceivable, shameful and dangerous day for America.
How does a candidate who: questions the birth certificate of its first black president; refers to Mexicans as “rapists”, demonizes Muslims; demeans women; wants to increase tax cuts for the rich in an age of unprecedented income inequalities; calls global warming a concept, “…created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive”1; is copacetic about the prospects of nuclear weapon proliferation; knows virtually nothing about public policy; does not acknowledge scientific fact; says that, he could, “…shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters”2 ; and so on; become president of the United States? Continue reading America Devastates Itself
By Kelsey Hamlin
When the election night unfolded, an entirely full Seattle link was, for perhaps the first time ever, dead silent. And as Americans experience raw, intense emotional reactions to the next president, this nation has been and will fundamentally always be its people.
One of those people is Rashad Barber, Block The Bunker activist and community organizer. Continue reading From Florida to Washington: America’s Future