Jonathan Kaminsky

The Boy Scouts' Police Problem

The Boy Scouts’ Police Problem

Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should the Scouts share the blame?

 

Image SourceIn 2008, Seattle’s City Council approved a plan to drastically reduce

Image SourceIn 2008, Seattle's City Council approved a plan to drastically reduce disposable plastic bags in the city. Looking to put its own imprimatur on… Continue reading

 

Image SourceYesterday, Netflix shocked the world by severing itself in two, creating

Image SourceYesterday, Netflix shocked the world by severing itself in two, creating a new entity named Qwikster to handle its mail-order DVD business. While the… Continue reading

 

Jonathan KaminskyOrcas Island, as anyone who has visited can tell you, is

Jonathan KaminskyOrcas Island, as anyone who has visited can tell you, is lovely. The Emerald Island, as it is rightly known, is a study in… Continue reading

Memo to Starbucks: When you offer your loyal customers a free book

Memo to Starbucks: When you offer your loyal customers a free book (or e-book, whatever), don't wait until page 330 to reveal that the final… Continue reading

In 1989, the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, pledged $5.2

In 1989, the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, pledged $5.2 million for the murder of author Salman Rushdie, also calling for the death… Continue reading

Ausha Wooten.The party was Ausha Wooten’s idea. There had simply been too

Ausha Wooten.The party was Ausha Wooten's idea. There had simply been too many senseless killings in her community, she says, and somebody needed to do… Continue reading

Ausha Wooten.The party was Ausha Wooten’s idea. There had simply been too

Ausha Wooten.The party was Ausha Wooten's idea. There had simply been too many senseless killings in her community, she says, and somebody needed to act.… Continue reading

Image SourceJeff Reed, scholar.Jeff Reed wasn’t a member of the Seattle Seahawks

Image SourceJeff Reed, scholar.Jeff Reed wasn't a member of the Seattle Seahawks for long. Indeed, history will show that he never appeared in a regular-season… Continue reading

We don’t mean to be mean, Oklahoma. We just don’t want you

We don't mean to be mean, Oklahoma. We just don't want you thinking that because you stole our basketball team that you are now magically… Continue reading

In one of the weirder incidents on our state’s roadways this year,

In one of the weirder incidents on our state's roadways this year, a scantily clad 23-year old woman was found this morning by a trucker… Continue reading

Rough day, BP! First Vladimir Putin’s minions cut you out of the

Rough day, BP! First Vladimir Putin's minions cut you out of the huge Russian arctic oil-excavation business, and raid your Moscow headquarters for good measure.… Continue reading

Part of the deal when you hail a cab is that your

Part of the deal when you hail a cab is that your ride home is not supposed to end in rape. Somali-born cabbie Mahamud Jamaala… Continue reading

Washington's Screwed-Up Sex-Offender Registry

Washington’s Screwed-Up Sex-Offender Registry

How leaving cops to sort out who's dangerous can change lives in an instant.

Washington's Screwed-Up Sex-Offender Registry

It’s hard to argue with “free.” At least that’s what Seattle-based Nordstrom

It's hard to argue with "free." At least that's what Seattle-based Nordstrom is banking on as it undercuts the competition by offering free shipping on… Continue reading

Welcome back to another exciting installment of This Week in Starbucks Crime,

Welcome back to another exciting installment of This Week in Starbucks Crime, in which we catalog the bad acts occurring at Starbucks' 16,000-odd worldwide locations… Continue reading

You know how your PC comes with solitaire and hearts already baked

You know how your PC comes with solitaire and hearts already baked into its little robot brain? Pretty soon, it will come standard with blackjack… Continue reading

Since you lot like quizzes, here’s a quickie for you: What do

Since you lot like quizzes, here's a quickie for you: What do you do when you're driving on the freeway, you really want to get… Continue reading

Welcome back to another exciting installment of This Week in Starbucks Crime,

Welcome back to another exciting installment of This Week in Starbucks Crime, in which we catalog the bad acts occurring at Starbucks' 16,000-odd worldwide locations… Continue reading

Image sourceQuick quiz: What do you do when you find a human

Image sourceQuick quiz: What do you do when you find a human skull--or is that a plastic skull?-- in the garbage at the solid waste… Continue reading