Who is Jim McDermott?

When I moved back to Seattle in 1990, I was scoping out the local political scene at about the time that the US launched Desert… Continue reading

Mayor Greg Nickels and wife Sharon are all smiles as former Mayor Norm Rice delivers the oath of office.

Who is this man?

Greg Nickels' take-charge behavior has shocked City Hall. But will he be able to get things done?

Mayor Greg Nickels and wife Sharon are all smiles as former Mayor Norm Rice delivers the oath of office.
Who Killed Lesser Seattle?

Who Killed Lesser Seattle?

Our boomtown has gotten too big for its britches.

Who Killed Lesser Seattle?

Who Killed the Timber Task Force?

Weyerhaeuser has been an F.O.B. since 1980. Did that friendship involve the spiking of a timber theft investigation that might have embarassed both the northwest timber giant and the forest service?

Who Owns the Sonics?

Who Owns the Sonics?

They aren't saying.

Who Owns the Sonics?
Who pays for this party?

Who pays for this party?

Taxpayers are on the hook for WTO corporate love-in.

Who pays for this party?

Who REALLY Runs Seattle?

It's not a conspiracy... but to outsiders, the way Seattle's corporate and political establishments do business comes close. here's how it's done—and who does it.

Who Said It?

"The Seattle Mariners have captured the hearts and minds of our Northwest communities, which is entirely consistent with [our] mission and values."a) Microsoft founder Bill… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

"Mistakes were made in communicating to the public and customers."a) Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell explaining why his plan to sell the nation's airwaves… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2006

Who Said It?

"We were all afraid he was going to snap or something."a) The neighbor of a veteran New Jersey police officer, after he fatally shot five… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2006

Who Said It?

"Children should never starve while a massive army is fed."a) Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria protesting the World Trade Organization's decision that his… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

Who Said It?

"The Democratic Party convention is the meanest kind of bawling and lowing office holders, office seekers, pimps, malignants, conspirators, murderers, fancy-men, custom beer clerks, contractors,… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

Who Said It?

"This is unacceptable."a) The pilot of the airship Hindenburg, upon noticing an acrid smell coming from the ship's kitchen.b) Mariner Ichiro Suzuki, during a recent… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."a) William Bennett, in 2001.b) Yasir Arafat, in 1984.c) President Dwight… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2006

Who Said It?

"We have to worry very much about the potential for public distrust."a) Seattle City Council member Margaret Pageler, explaining that she opposes revisions to the… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

"We think it's worth it."a) U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, after being asked Monday in Moscow whether suspending 213 years of American jurisprudence was an… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

"We've been trying to reach world leaders, but it's early and they're still asleep."a) An aide to Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, after Israeli forces invaded… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

Who Said It?

"America has a major stake in our survival. . . . We want the bad guys exposed and punished."A) The CEO of WorldCom, pretending he… Continue reading

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Who Said It?

Who Said It?

"There are lots of different situations when the government has legitimate reasons to give out false information."a) Washington Gov. Gary Locke, while explaining why he… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2006

Who Said It?

"It was an incredibly expensive proposition."a) Bill Gates, testifying at Microsoft's antitrust trial, on his effort to settle the attorney general's lawsuit by purchasing the… Continue reading

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