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An interview with Noam Chomsky.
DEAR GARY,OK, we know you're up for reelection this fall. And so far you've been pretty popular, owing to your reluctance to do anything unless… Continue reading
EVERY GENERATION has its 8 Mile, the widely acclaimed new movie by rap star Eminem.Mine was Purple Rain, a 1984 movie starring Prince in a… Continue reading
I am opposed to abortion.That simple statement will usually, especially among political progressives, end a conversation. But it should be only a beginning. And in… Continue reading
Ho, ho, ho, my ass. It's not that I don't want to be in the Christmas spirit. Quite the opposite. I like Christmas, Peace on… Continue reading
An interview with former ambassador to Iraq Joseph Wilson. He's down on our foreign policy but upbeat about America.
TO GET AN IDEA of just how wretched a job newly nominated Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt would do if confirmed as President Bush's choice to… Continue reading
MEMBERS OF THE media (me included) are most often caught up in what's wrong with the world and with Seattle. But there are plenty of… Continue reading
SOMETIMES, even with a national story, I can know with certainty that public figures or media reports are full of it because my personal experience… Continue reading
Interviewing Helen Thomas is sort of like preparing dinner for a world-renowned chef. It's a tad intimidating. It's hard to get around the knowledge that… Continue reading
FIFTY YEARS AGO this week, an internationally renowned star stood on the back of a flatbed truck in Whatcom County and talked and sang. And… Continue reading
Charlette Lefevre does not mince words: "The pride march has been stolen. It's been quietly stolen." The target of her ire is the all-volunteer Seattle… Continue reading
When terror struck, Americans turned to religion for guidance and strength. Then what?
It's the most remarkably effective political protest in memory. Three weeks ago, Cindy Sheehan was just another mourning mom who had lost a son to… Continue reading
It's no time for idealism. Choose the lesser of two evils.
The pirates are coming! The Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to license noncommercial low-power FM or "pirate" radio stations heralds a new kind of medium,… Continue reading