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After two corrections, The New York Times' botched Clinton email story still has an error

Media Matters excoriates The New York Times for its sloppy, error-ridden coverage of Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, when she used a private email server to send and receive messages via email.

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Permanent Defense

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)

NO on I-1366 Committee forms; will respond to Tim Eyman’s signature turn-in tomorrow

Efforts to build a broad coalition to stop Tim Eyman’s I-1366 received a major boost today with NPI and Permanent Defense founder Andrew Villeneuve’s announcement of the formation of a statewide campaign committee to oppose the initiative. I-1… (read more)

Police report, eyewitness testimony documents harassment of citizens by Eyman petitioners

With Tim Eyman and his associates said to be winding down the signature drive for I-1366, Eyman’s most destructive initiative yet, NPI’s Permanent Defense has been reviewing anecdotes submitted by citizens and activists regarding their experie… (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....
  • NEW REPORT: Too Many Kids Are Being Left....
    (schmudget) — Because of stagnating wages, underemployment, and high costs for basic needs like housing and child care, many of Washington state’s kids and families w....
  • Letter Urging the Department of Labor No....
    (Economic Policy Institute » ....) — EPI and its partners sent the following letter urging the Department of Labor to not extend the comment period for its proposal to raise the salary thre....
  • Honest Elections Seattle Tames Lobbying ....
    (Sightline Daily) — In 2013, during the last municipal election campaigns in Seattle, the ridesharing company Lyft was fighting for its life in a dispute over local taxi re....
  • Defining Financialization
    () — A Report by Mike Konczal and Nell Abernathy Mike Konczal Published: July 27, 2015 Finance has been the defining characteristic of the economy since the ....
  • Labour’s reflex pro-Europeanism is und....
    (Policy Network) — A combination of factors is leading to the first serious challenge to the party/’/;s pro-EU consensus in 30 years
  • Video: Who Funds Seattle’s Political Can....
    (Sightline Daily) — Ever wondered who funds Seattle’s political candidates? Well, Sightline has—so we mapped it. For your convenience and viewing pleasure, we c....
  • Weekend Reading 7/24/15
    (Sightline Daily) — Alan Entrepreneurs? They mostly come from money . It’s been a couple weeks of strong words and big feelings about the Seattle housing proposals I helped....
  • Shell’s Rig is Headed to Portland
    (Sightline Daily) — Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second largest company, wants to find oil under the seabed off the coast of Alaska. After a disastrous attempt at Arctic ....
  • The Truth about Sales Tax Holidays
    (Tax Justice Blog) — Everyone loves a bargain (and a holiday), so it's no surprise that sales tax holidays are hugely popular in the 17 states that will hold them in the com....
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.

  • Fairtest: George Washington University D....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Fairtest reports that George Washington University has grown the long list of universities that no longer require students to take the SAT or ACT for ad....
  • Jeannie Kaplan: A New -ism for Reformers
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Jeannie Kaplan decides it is time to rename “reform.” She thinks it should be called “Dataism,” as in a religious faith or polit....
  • Shame
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Edward Placke is Superintendent of the Greenburgh-North Castle Unified School District, which serves students from urban areas who are primarily of Afri....
  • Peter Greene Reviews Bill Bennett’s Weak....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Peter Greene reports that Bill Bennett went to Campbell Brown’s new site “The 74″ to defend the Common Core standards and to chastise ....
  • ALEC Meets in San Diego to Battle for Ri....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held its annual conference in San Diego to fete its leaders and their anti-democratic agenda. ALEC is b....
  • Sarah Karp Investigates the “Chicago Pub....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Sarah Karp, deputy editor of Catalyst, the invaluable magazine that covers education without fear or favor in Chicago, recently took a close look at the....
  • Media Flap Over Treatment of Campbell Brown
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Paul Farhi, a veteran reporter at the Washington Post, wrote an article recently about Campbell Brown’s new “news site” called “....
  • “Education, Inc.”: A Stunning Documentar....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Brian Malone, documentary film-maker, has self-funded a film about the corporate assault on public education.   His film is a MUST-SEE. It is title....
  • Reader: Advice to the Economists Who Lov....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — Recently the website Five Thirty Eight published a post declaring that VAM works. Only economists who never set foot in a school since their own high sc....
  • NYC Principal Commits Suicide in Midst o....
    (Diane Ravitch's blog) — The principal of the Teachers College Community School in West Harlem in New York City jumped in front of a subway train and died of her injuries. She w....

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