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New Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivers remarks at swearing in by Vice President Joe Biden

We are all just here for a time – whether in this building or even on this earth. But the values we hold dear will live on long after we have left this stage. Our responsibility, while we are here, is to breathe life into them; to imbue them with the strength of our convictions and the weight of our efforts.
— New Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivers remarks at swearing in by Vice President Joe Biden ()

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Washington State Democratic Party joins coalition opposing Tim Eyman’s I-1366

Some very good news to share: This weekend in Pasco, the Washington State Democratic Party took a position strongly opposing Tim Eyman’s I-1366, following in the footsteps of the King County Democrats and several local Democratic organizations. A re… (read more)

Statement on Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen’s ruling upholding majority rule

Responding to a point of order from Senator Steve Hobbs of Snohomish County, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen today ruled in his capacity as President of the Washington State Senate that a rule previously adopted by Senate Republicans that requires two-third… (read more)

Thirteen Years: Statement from the Founder

Today and throughout this month, Permanent Defense celebrates its thirteenth anniversary, marking one hundred and fifty-six months of continuous operation. Since going live on February 15th, 2002, PD has steadfastly provided the Union’s Forty-Second… (read more)

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

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    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Peter Goodman writes a savvy political blog in New York City called “Ed in the Apple.” Happily, he attended the Network for Public Education....
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    (Mike Lux) — A letter from Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown sets the perfect tone for the debate on the TPP. It is respectful while at the same time not backing do....
  • Sara Stevenson, Librarian and Woman Warr....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Sara Stevenson, librarian at O. Henry Middle School in Austin, is already a hero of this blog for her relentless fight to stave off privatization of pub....
  • California Parent Thanks Leonie Haimson
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Leonie Haimson is a national treasure. She founded a group called Class Size Matters, which advocates for reduced class size. She is an unpaid worker fo....
  • Business News: Follow the Money!
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — This is one of the best articles you will read about Common Core and testing. It appears in the Long Island Business News. It shows the big business of ....
  • Senators Warren and Brown: Time To Let t....
    (Mike Lux) — This letter from Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown sets the perfect tone for the debate on the TPP. It is respectful while....
  • A Report on the Network for Public Educa....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — I am writing at the conclusion of the second annual conference of the Network for Public Education. Last year, we met in Austin, this year in Chicago. I....
  • A Former Success Academy Teacher Steps F....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — After the appearance of the New York Times’ article about the successes and harsh methods of Success Academy, there was quite a lot of discussion ....
  • 20 Million Hits Today!!
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Yesterday was the third birthday of this blog. I started the blog on April 26, 2012. Today it reached 20 million page views! Thank you to every reader w....
  • NY Opt Out Leaders Reject “Delay” in Tes....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — New York Chancellor Merryl Tisch offered to delay Cuomo’s high-stakes testing regime for a year. Legislators were delighted. But opt-out parents r....

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