Geov Parrish

Brian Emanuels, A Brick in the Wall

Brian Emanuels, A Brick in the Wall

I'M FRESHLY BACK home after an unexpected cross-country trip with long stretches of road in which the only AM radio stations were rebroadcasting the same… Continue reading

Brian Emanuels, A Brick in the Wall
Bring back the plumbers!

Bring back the plumbers!

LAST WEEK'S State of the Union address was, I have to admit, pretty good. Beyond the ritual mirror-cracking invocations of "defeating evil," George W. came… Continue reading

Bring back the plumbers!
Greg Palast can cultivate leaky inside sources.

British invasion

An American reporter's investigative work looks like truth abroad but conspiracy theory here. What the hell's going on?

Greg Palast can cultivate leaky inside sources.
Budgeting for Disaster

Budgeting for Disaster

NOBODY KNOWS, or has any way of knowing, what sequence of events caused the space shuttle Columbia to disintegrate. But that sequence started far before… Continue reading

Budgeting for Disaster

Busting the Feds

Last month a jury in Kitsap County rendered an astonishing verdict. It was, of course, ignored by the mainstream media.In the case of eight anti-nuclear… Continue reading

Butt Out

Butt Out

When I was a kid, I fantasized about randomly shooting smokers. When my imaginary trial came up, I planned to tell the judge that I… Continue reading

Butt Out
Stop the killings! Marchers demand police accountability.

Calling for a Crackdown

The city is considering a new system for watch-dogging the police. It could be a national model, but the temptation to compromise may prove irresistible.

Stop the killings! Marchers demand police accountability.
Capitalism's Cronies

Capitalism’s Cronies

For weeks, headlines have been obediently following the White House's Message-a-Day folks: "BUSH URGES CORPORATE CLEANUP." "FINANCIAL SWAT TEAM SOUGHT." And so on.Fish, guns, barrels.… Continue reading

Capitalism's Cronies
Capitol Nil

Capitol Nil

Face it. We need a full-time Legislature.

Capitol Nil
Cause Caucus

Cause Caucus

IN LESS THAN a month, on Feb. 7, Washington Democrats will hold caucuses across the state to determine who state Dems will support for president… Continue reading

Cause Caucus
Cedar County vs. City Slickers

Cedar County vs. City Slickers

Mind if I take two-thirds of your property? I thought so. Which explains why rural King County landowners are up in arms about amended "critical-areas"… Continue reading

Cedar County vs. City Slickers
Cheap housing or the symphony?

Cheap housing or the symphony?

An interesting battle is shaping up this summer in the Seattle City Council over a pot of money and who will receive it. At first… Continue reading

Cheap housing or the symphony?
Noam Chomsky: "There is no War on Terror."

Chomsky Holds Forth

For more than 40 years, MIT professor Noam Chomsky has been one of the world's leading intellectual critics of U.S. foreign policy. Chomsky, who turned… Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: "There is no War on Terror."

Christmas on the line

Not much has been made (yet) of local organized labor's resurgence in the last year. But on the heels of a tremendous statewide victory in… Continue reading

Citizen Miller

Citizen Miller

The events of this past week's inquest into the death of Robert Lee Thomas Sr., at the hands of an off-duty King County Sheriff's deputy,… Continue reading

Citizen Miller
School Board challenger Brita Butler-Wall.

Class Dismissed

Cranky voters could transform the Seattle School Board overnight.

School Board challenger Brita Butler-Wall.
Processing radioactive waste at Hanford.

Cleaning Up Hanford

Whatever happened to I-297? That was the initiative approved a year ago by nearly 70 percent of state voters. It mandated that no additional radioactive… Continue reading

Processing radioactive waste at Hanford.
Closing the Credibility Gap

Closing the Credibility Gap

While attending an antiwar rally Saturday, March 19, I had profoundly mixed feelings. From an organizer's standpoint, the rally was a success: 5,000 people came… Continue reading

Closing the Credibility Gap
Coming home

Coming home

MY EXTREMELY significant other teaches and therefore has each summer off. So every year we take two or three weeks and hit the road. This… Continue reading

Coming home
Comrade John

Comrade John

"THE SOVIET OF Washington"—that was the nickname used sarcastically by Postmaster General James Farley in 1940 to belittle our state's sometimes astonishingly liberal tendencies. But… Continue reading

Comrade John