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Coming Out of the Closet as a Freethi... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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Seattle Subsidizes Eastern Washington (Washington Liberals)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 10:39 AM - Welfare State by Goldy Washington’s Republican counties depend on Western Washington’s money. How can they survive the state budget cuts they demand?

Transit: Up All Night (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 10:08 AM - Most people think of Seattle as a world class, major city. Major cities have 24-hour transit service, as should Seattle. There is limited overnight service, with the Owl ro...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 07:49 AM - Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted wi...

Links for 12-20-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 12:06 AM - The Simple Analytics of Monetary Impotence (Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Karl Whelan: Teaching Economics After the Crash - Brad DeLong How a 2% Inflation Target Became Global Ec...

Marco Rubio the Self-Styled "Cuba Exp... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 09:39 PM -

Regulation of the Financial Industry (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:08 PM - Is the financial industry is winning the war over regulation?: Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying, FT: Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has lambasted t...

Hell in a handbasket (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 11:50 AM - BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts We “punditry” types rely on words to praise or condemn when dealing with political, economic or related issues. The words and opinions co...

Digitized Products: How about just gi... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 11:20 AM - Joshua Gans: Digitized Products: How about just giving up?: In a very interesting talk, music producer, Steve Albini, reviewed the impact of the internet on the music indus...

From the E.R. to the Courtroom: How N... (Latte Republic)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 09:45 AM -

‘Reinvest in Washington,’ PMA’s PR, B... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 09:07 AM - Friday, December 19, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From KPLU — Inslee proposes robust tax package for Washington state budget — “It is time to rei...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 08:47 AM - Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted wi...

Activists Confront Keystone XL Threat (Washington Liberals)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 08:23 AM - I recently joined hundreds of other activists on a video chat hosted by 350.org to discuss recent developments in the saga of the hotly debated and much delayed constructio...

Inslee’s budget plan funds first stat... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 07:42 AM - OLYMPIA (Dec. 19, 2014) — Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a two-year budget on Thursday that funds all of the negotiated pay raises ratified by state employees this fall. Fo...

Tacoma must do better on paid sick leave (The Stand)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 07:41 AM - By JEFF JOHNSON (Dec. 19, 2014) — “Councilwoman Walker’s son, Michael, works for me at the Seattle Center. Michael is a great worker. I like Michael. What...

Low-Income Fares Coming to Streetcars... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 06:30 AM - In addition to the low-income fare program that has been in place in Kitsap Transit since 1985, the new low-income fare program for King County Metro Transit that will take...

Weekend Reading 12/19/14 (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 06:30 AM - Ted Have you wondered why the cast, promos, and maybe even the audiences for the new hit movie “Wild” (based on the 2012 memoir by Cheryl Strayed) include so few non-white ...

Paul Krugman: Putin’s Bubble Bursts (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:24 AM - The Russian economy is in trouble: Putin’s Bubble Bursts, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: If you’re the type who finds macho posturing impressive, Vladimir Putin is ...

The Return of "The Return of 'Hanoi J... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:07 AM -

Links for 12-19-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:06 AM - Mean-Reversion in Growth Rates and Convergence - Growth Economics Understanding Piketty: Merit and rent in a growing economy - Vox EU Swiss National Bank to Adopt a Negativ...

Traditional Media

Many States Now Have $2 Gasolin... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 01:21 PM - Remember when we told you earlier this month that a gas station in Oklahoma City had lowered its price for regular unleaded to $1.99 a gallon? Well, now that trend is ...

Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowel... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 11:38 AM - Lowell Steward, one of the famed World War II Tuskegee Airmen , has died at age 95 at a hospital in Ventura, Calif., his family says. Steward, a Los Angeles native who...

U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Eb... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 09:58 AM - The number of people who have died from the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola outbreak has crossed the 7,000 mark, the World Health Organization reports, after it recorded ...

Fresh Air Weekend: Timothy Spal... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 08:28 AM - Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasize...

Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 07:59 AM - President Obama is not the only one thinking about the precedent set when Sony decided not to release the comedy The Interview .

Despite Its Beauty, Cuba Isn't ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 07:56 AM - I've always had a good time in Cuba. The people are friendly and funny, the rum is smooth, the music intoxicating and the beaches wide, white and soft. But you're acco...

4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 07:36 AM - Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET The United States has released four Afghan detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who were returned to Afghanistan —...

Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 06:48 AM - Russia, battered by the falling price of oil, its chief export, and a tumbling ruble , lashed out against the U.S.

A Snail So Hardcore It's Named ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 06:13 AM - Shannon Johnson, a researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, found that when she talked to youngsters about sea snails, she communicated a little mor...

'Going There' in 2014 (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 06:03 AM - We've been privileged in these last few months to share the stories of many Americans, some of them famous, but most of them not. We came together through some avenues...

North Korea Has An Interesting ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 05:40 AM - North Korea, which denies that it had anything to do with a hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now wants to help the U.S. root out the real culprit. But true to...

Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 05:03 AM - Marlon Frausto is in pursuit of the new American dream. Just a few weeks ago he left his job, in Hispanic marketing for the legal industry, and moved to San Francisco....

Turner Was A Brute, But He Pain... (KUOW News and Information)
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Wexford Carols Brings Irish Hol... (KUOW News and Information)
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Cubans Blame Their Woes On The ... (KUOW News and Information)
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Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough'... (KUOW News and Information)
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Excavation Reveals Regular Citi... (KUOW News and Information)
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Obama: Sony Should Have Talked ... (KUOW News and Information)
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Suddenly, Russia Is Confident N... (KUOW News and Information)
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Designing State Symbols For The... (KUOW News and Information)
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Progressive Media

CIA Panel Recommends Against Pe... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 09:48 AM — A panel formed by CIA Director John Brennan will recommend against disciplinary action for the three CIA technology officers and two lawyers accused of snooping on the...

Sony Exploring Alternatives For... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 09:03 AM — "It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so," Sony said. The post Sony Exploring Alternatives For Releasing ‘...

Sony Changes Its Mind About Rel... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 09:03 AM — "It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so," Sony said. The post Sony Changes Its Mind About Releasing ‘The Interv...

Lawmaker Defends ‘Legitimate Ra... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 07:44 AM — “It's a child's life that's taken. The woman's life is not altered.” The post Lawmaker Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Behind the scenes of Run Warren... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 07:44 AM — Members of MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, and Ready for Warren gathered in Des Moines, Iowa to launch our Run Warren Run effort.

Parallel Sovereignty on Rose St... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 01:45 AM — The sort of people you want around if there's ever a legitimacy crisis.

Walter Dean Burnham and Thomas ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 10:55 PM — Lambert here: I’d like to know a bit more about how we can tell when a political system “has disintegrated,” as opposed to “is disintegrating,&...

The Final Hobbit Film: One Kick... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 04:26 PM — Media Source:  Ms. Magazine You like battle scenes? You’ll probably like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies , the last of director Peter Jackson̵...

The Privilege of Christmas Carols (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 03:34 PM — Media Source:  Ms. Magazine It’s that holly, jolly time of year again when the festive patriarchy and cultural majority rises up and celebrates itself for its goo...

Poll: Opinions of Obamacare Are... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 02:11 PM — Americans have mixed perceptions about the Affordable Care Act, responding in significantly different ways to various questions about the federal health-care law, acco...

BLOOMBERG: Elizabeth Warren Get... (Progressive Change Campai...)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 02:02 PM — Chanting and clapping outside Citigroup Inc.’s (C) Park Avenue headquarters today, about 50 protesters tried to thrust the bank into the 2016 presidential race. “As pa...

The Way We Talk About Midwifery... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 02:02 PM — Even as it championed midwives in a recent op-ed, the New York Times editorial board unwittingly slipped into language that suggests midwifery care is a second-tier op...

Obama Only Takes Female Reporte... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:57 PM — Fox News didn't think the women asked very good questions. The post Obama Only Takes Female Reporters’ Questions In Last Press Conference Of The Year appeared first on...

Slip of an Officer’s Tongue Sug... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:50 PM — "We Surveil and Protect" is an ongoing investigation into the techniques and technology that the Chicago Police Department employs to spy on activists, unions and heav...

A Slip of an Officer’s Tongue S... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:50 PM — "We Surveil and Protect" is an ongoing investigation into the techniques and technology that the Chicago Police Department employs to spy on activists, unions and heav...

A Slip of an Officer’s Tongue S... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:50 PM — "We Surveil and Protect" is an ongoing investigation into the techniques and technology that the Chicago Police Department employs to spy on activists, unions and heav...

Slip of an Officer’s Tongue Sug... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:50 PM — "We Surveil and Protect" is an ongoing investigation into the techniques and technology that the Chicago Police Department employs to spy on activists, unions and heav...

A Slip of an Officer’s Tongue S... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:50 PM — "We Surveil and Protect" is an ongoing investigation into the techniques and technology that the Chicago Police Department employs to spy on activists, unions and heav...

‘I Don’t Deserve To Die On The ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:45 PM — For the 25th year in a row, homeless people and their advocates around the country commemorated National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day on Friday. The post ‘I Do...

Whatever Obama’s Calculations, ... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:38 PM — In 1992, a ragtag group of 106 caravanistas confronted some 400 federal officials at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. Under the leadership of the late Rev. Luc...

Whatever Obama’s Calculations, ... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:38 PM — In 1992, a ragtag group of 106 caravanistas confronted some 400 federal officials at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. Under the leadership of the late Rev. Luc...

Whatever Obama’s Calculations, ... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:38 PM — In 1992, a ragtag group of 106 caravanistas confronted some 400 federal officials at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. Under the leadership of the late Rev. Luc...

EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:30 PM — Instead, coal ash will be regulated similarly to household garbage. The post EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A Hazardous Waste appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Government Labor Board Brings H... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 12:27 PM — This is no country for old methods of avoiding legal culpability for worker exploitation. New government charges could spell huge changes to how fast food companies do...

Welcome To Machine Gun America,... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, December 19 at 11:53 AM — The new amusement attraction opens this week in Orlando, Florida — six miles away from Disney World. The post Welcome To Machine Gun America, Where 13-Year-Olds Can Fi...

Traditional Media

Irene Dalis, Opera Singer and C... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 09:00 PM — Ms. Dalis was a mezzo-soprano who starred at the Metropolitan Opera for two decades before building a second career as the founder and director of Opera San José.

DNA leads to murder charges in ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 01:16 PM — DNA evidence has led to murder charges against a Boulder, Colo., man, in the 1994 stabbing death of a 28-year-old woman in her Lakeview apartment, authorities said Sat...

Illini beat Missouri 62-59 at b... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 01:10 PM — ST. LOUIS --Mr. Reliable came through for Illinois again.

The People's Queen: Beauty and ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 01:00 PM — AJ+: A look inside an alternative beauty pageant for women from Cartagena's working class neighborhoods

Demario Bailey funeral: 'The ki... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 12:45 PM — Loved ones and mourners packed a South Side church Saturday morning for the funeral of Demario Bailey.

Demario Bailey funeral: 'The ki... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 12:26 PM — Loved ones and mourners packed a South Side church Saturday morning for the funeral of Demario Bailey.

DNA leads to murder charges in ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 12:22 PM — DNA evidence has led to murder charges against a Boulder, Colo., man, in the 1994 stabbing death of a 28-year-old woman in her Lakeview apartment, authorities said Sat...

Election turnout belies critics... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 12:16 PM — If North Carolina?s election laws were indeed designed to be ?the most restrictive in the country,? maybe the legislature should consider a second draft. Click to Cont...

WH rejects North Korea offer of... (Top News)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 12:02 PM — National Security Council official says country can "compensate Sony for damages."

WH rejects North Korea offer of... (Top News)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 12:02 PM — National Security Council official says the country can "compensate Sony for damages."

Four detainees released from Gu... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 11:49 AM — The Pentagon announced Saturday that four detainees have been sent home to Afghanistan from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of the U.S. government's o...

Officials: Child at U. of C. te... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 11:48 AM — A child admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center early Friday after being flagged for a high fever during an O'Hare International Airport screening test ha...

Demario Bailey funeral: 'The ki... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 11:32 AM — Loved ones and mourners packed a South Side church Saturday morning for the funeral of Demario Bailey.

Castro: US must respect Cuba's ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 11:23 AM — President Raul Castro said the reset in relations with Washington will not change ideas Cuba 'has struggled for'

Officials: Child at U. of C. te... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 11:04 AM — A child admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center early Friday after being flagged for a high fever during an O'Hare International Airport screening test ha...

Obama's Cuba moves reflect Flor... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 11:00 AM — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office.

Emanuel's son robbed near famil... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 10:43 AM — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son was robbed near the family's home on the North Side on Friday night, according to a Chicago police report.

DNA leads to murder charges in ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 10:18 AM — DNA evidence has led to murder charges against a Boulder, Colo. man, in the 1994 stabbing death of a 28-year-old woman in her Lakeview apartment, authorities said Satu...

Child checked for Ebola at U. o... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 09:57 AM — A child admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center early Friday after failing an O'Hare International Airport screening test remains stable, according to hos...

Altered State: Colorado's Marij... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 09:16 AM — AJ+: Exploring the booming cannabis market and those seeking to gain

Officials: Two Bartlett student... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 08:59 AM — Two Bartlett High School students hacked into an Elgin U-46 district online portal to access a staff member's email account and change student attendance records, dist...

Crest Hill brothers face child ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 08:55 AM — Two Crest Hill brothers were arrested at their home Friday morning and charged with possession of child pornography.

North Korea threatens 'grave co... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 08:53 AM — North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into th...

Obama's Cuba moves reflect Flor... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 08:48 AM — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office.

CIA unlikely to punish staff ov... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Saturday, December 20 at 08:17 AM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials invo...

 

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