Knute Berger

Rough justice: death, taxes, and I-695.

I-695 gets the death penalty and Rupe escapes it.

THE LAST COUPLE of weeks have been a lesson in how one person can make a difference—and why that can be frustrating for everyone involved.What… Continue reading

Rough justice: death, taxes, and I-695.

I’D BE A HYPOCRITE to bash the Internet book business. Mossback’s stump

I'D BE A HYPOCRITE to bash the Internet book business. Mossback's stump is lined with books acquired from all sources: from Amazon and Powell's online… Continue reading

I’D BE A HYPOCRITE to bash the Internet book business. Mossback’s stump

I'D BE A HYPOCRITE to bash the Internet book business. Mossback's stump is lined with books acquired from all sources: from Amazon and Powell's online… Continue reading

In Defense of Pat Robertson

In Defense of Pat Robertson

Why is it so wrong to speculate that God smote Sharon?

In Defense of Pat Robertson
Internet Martyr

Internet Martyr

The life and cruel death of Andy Stephenson.

Internet Martyr
Iraq Nam

Iraq Nam

A new kind of quagmire.

Iraq Nam
Is Eyman Right?

Is Eyman Right?

In Locke's Olympia, only suckers pay taxes.

Is Eyman Right?
Is Seattle a Mean Drunk?

Is Seattle a Mean Drunk?

Our incoherent approach to alcohol.

Is Seattle a Mean Drunk?
It's Fate, Stupid

It’s Fate, Stupid

That might be the most powerful force in this election.

It's Fate, Stupid

It’s the law, stupid

In the feds' antitrust case, Microsoft runs afoul of the big, dumb world.

Jackass on a Jet Ski

Of all the species, why can't this one be driven to extinction?

Jumping for Joe

Jumping for Joe

The Seattle Times backs Lieberman because other candidates are too honest.

Jumping for Joe
Keeping Seattle Centered

Keeping Seattle Centered

Let's preserve our endless world's fair.

Keeping Seattle Centered
Kids Love Trains

Kids Love Trains

When it comes to taking charge of the monorail, Seattle lacks adult supervision.

Kids Love Trains

Last Paper Standing

There are many possible outcomes for the one-newspaper town.

Last stand for Cyanide Slade?

Last stand for Cyanide Slade?

An ambivalence about power may be Cantwell's electoral ally.

Last stand for Cyanide Slade?
Learning to Love Pat Buchanan

Learning to Love Pat Buchanan

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. To a point.

Learning to Love Pat Buchanan
Locke Out

Locke Out

Happily, the governor decides to move on. The challenge, now, is for real Democrats to show they can do better.

Locke Out
Locke does not go to the head of the class with his new education proposal.

Low-class Locke

His pricey plan to shrink class sizes is pure politics and bad policy.

Locke does not go to the head of the class with his new education proposal.

M. L. King-maker

Can Larry Gossett's plan for a new county logo make it in the post-695 world?