Category Archives: Daily Clips

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Issue #369

GOP schooled on education politics Republicans thought this would be the year to make education their winning issue. The plan was simple: Talk up the GOP’s support for school choice—including vouchers to help parents pay for private school—and win the hearts of … Continue reading

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Issue #368

Softball player warms up for hardball council race Michael Maddux is both a softball player and umpire but spent much of last summer indoors, campaigning for creation of a Seattle Parks District, with resources to do such jobs as fixing … Continue reading

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Issue #367

Suzan DelBene vs. Pedro Celis: Minimum wage, maximum disagreement The minimum wage was one area of maximum disagreement as U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-1) faced off Wednesday against Republican challenger Pedro Celis in the contest for Washington’s sprawling, diverse 1st … Continue reading

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Issue #366

Supreme Court case shows how Amazon legally cheats workers No other company embodies the mantra “Time is money” quite like Amazon, with its seamless mastery of “just in time” logistics and round-the-clock online retail hours. But inside the cavernous warehouses … Continue reading

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Issue #365

Grooming students for a lifetime of surveillance Since 2011, billions of dollars of venture capital investment have poured into public education through private, for-profit technologies that promise to revolutionize education. Designed for the “21st century” classroom, these tools promise to … Continue reading

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Issue #364

Widescale corruption scandal rocks South Carolina’s GOP statehouse Just over a month ago, South Carolina’s Republican Speaker of the House, Bobby Harrell, was indicted on multiple criminal charges, including misconduct in office, misuse of power, using campaign donations for personal gain, … Continue reading

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Issue #363

Why Democrats must take sides in the class war The waning of America’s middle class presents a huge challenge to the nation’s oldest political party. The Democrats’ ability to improve the economic lives of most Americans has been their primary calling … Continue reading

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Issue #362

Voodoo economics, the next generation Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they won’t gain much in conventional terms: They’re already able to block legislation, and they still won’t be able to … Continue reading

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Issue #361

Rogue donors not ready for Hillary? Hillary Clinton is facing the beginnings of a backlash from rich liberals unhappy with her positions on litmus test issues and her team’s efforts to lock up the Democratic presidential nomination before the contest … Continue reading

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Issue #360

‘Third Way’ battles for Democratic Party’s soul On a summer afternoon amid the frenzy of the Democratic National Convention in Boston 10 years ago, a group of Washington business lobbyists, political operatives, and a smattering of senators gathered at one … Continue reading

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