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From red to light white: an abstract photo

# Permalink (Friday, July 31, 2015)

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Many Republican polls are measuring a unicorn electorate

“For the GOP this year, the polls are more important than ever—and they’re positing an electorate that never existed,” writes Ken Goldstein.

# Permalink (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)

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NPI’s Permanent Defense applauds legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s I-1366

This morning, a group of plaintiffs, including King County Elections Director Sherril Huff, Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall, and Democratic lawmakers David Frockt and Reuven Carlyle filed a lawsuit seeking to block Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructi… (read more)

Eyman’s I-1366 certified for ballot; jeopardizes $8 billion in revenue through 2021

As required by law, the Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM) has completed a fiscal impact statement for Tim Eyman’s I-1366, which was today certified for the November 2015 statewide ballot by Secretary of State Kim Wyman. According… (read more)

Facts about I-1366 that Tim Eyman didn’t bother to mention

This morning, Tim Eyman sent an email to the press, taking another opportunity to crow about getting signatures submitted for I-1366 and ostensibly provide information pertaining to the initiative. Here are some very important facts he didn’t bother… (read more)

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  • A European Capital Markets Union: Suppor....
    (Policy Network) — Roundtable event in Brussels to mark the launch of Policy Network’s report Supporting Investors and Growth Firms: A Bottom-Up Approach to a Capital Ma....
  • Unpacking public opinion: Britons, the E....
    (Policy Network) — Seminar to discuss research on Britons' attitudes to the EU and different EU policies
  • Policy Network AGM
    (Policy Network) — At a critical juncture for British and European progressive politics, the meeting will bring together opinion formers, commentators, politicians, thinkt....
  • Britain's cosmopolitan future?
    (Policy Network) — Responses to Jeremy Cliffe's recent paper on how the country is changing and why its politicians must respond
  • Wherefore art Thou Permanent Subcommitte....
    (Tax Justice Blog) — The U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) ain't what it used to be. That's the obvious conclusion to draw from Thursday's hearing....
  • Dear Mr. Mayor
    (Sightline Daily) — On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he would not pursue the recommendation of his housing affordability committee (HALA), on which I served,....
  • Innovation Boxes and Patent Boxes: Congr....
    (Tax Justice Blog) — After weeks of hinting about an "innovation box" tax proposal, U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA) and Richard Neal (D-MA) Wednesday released draft ....
  • Weekend Reading 7/31/15
    (Sightline Daily) — Alan If you want to understand what is happening right now in Seattle’s housing controversy—the HALA-baloo—read this article carefully....
  • The case for cosmopolitan populism
    (Policy Network) — Those who both perceive and welcome the ongoing shift towards cosmopolitanism in Britain now need an emotive, cultural offer
  • A cosmopolitan cul-de-sac
    (Policy Network) — A race to win the support of cosmopolitan voters risks provoking lower turnouts and further voter disengagement
PNW Topic Hotlist

The PNW Topic Hotlist curates blog posts from local blogs based on current events. Posts categorized under topics of the moment are shown below.

  • Rahm Slashes the Budget for Special Educ....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — This is incomprehensible. Mike Klonsky reports that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting the budget for special education. The city and the public schools are ....
  • Don’t Be Fooled by Online Petition from ....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — There is a very deceptive petition now being circulated by Care2, which customarily promotes worthy causes. This petition asks you to sign if you suppor....
  • Hedge Fund Manager Gives $8.5 Million to....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — John Paulson, a fabulously wealthy hedge fund manager, gave $8.5 million to Eva Moskowitz to expand her Néw York City-based chain of “no excuses......
  • Camp Director Supports Rafe
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — After teacher Rafe Esquith was suspended from his fifth grade classroom at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles, LAUSD leaked that another staff memb....
  • Chicago: Why Didn’t Arne Duncan Use the ....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — This is one of the enduring questions of our age. Arne Duncan attended the University of Chicago Lab School and so do his children, as well as the child....
  • Alabama: Governor Picks Public School Ha....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — This is an amazing story. Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama appointed to the state Board of Education a 28-year-old man named Matt Brown, who has no kn....
  • Gary Rubinstein Reviews the Failure of t....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Gary Rubinstein has been following the results of the Tennessee “Achievement School District” since its inception. At the time, its founder ....
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Are Not Discourag....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Bill and Melinda Gates told Nicholas Kristof that they have poured billions into education reform, but there’s been “no dramatic change.......
  • Kids and Big-Name Stars Support Rafe Esq....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — The Los Angeles Unified School District removed Rafe Esquith from his 5th grade classroom at Hobart Elementary School, where he had become nationally ac....
  • Fred Smith: What Is the Value of Making ....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — This post was written by Fred Smith, who worked for many years as a testing expert in the New York City Board of Education. In recent years, he has advi....

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