Anti-Nuclear Weapons ship ‘Golden Rule’ to Visit
Ellen Murphy writes about the sailboat that sailed toward nuclear test site in Pacific in 1958 and will visit Bellingham August 20 - 22. Now protesting modernization of nuclear weapons.
Riley Sweeney is a young - under 30 - political junkie who loves getting immersed in the jumble of opinions. While a Democratic Party operative, he is on good terms with most all political activists of all persuasions. And he works hard on his Political Junkie blog.
Today he posted a meaty interview with Rick Larsen, our 2nd District reprentative to the U.S. Congress. Rick is, of course, up for reelection this fall. Many of us who consider ourselves liberal get a sour taste in our mouths when Rick's name comes up. And yet, elections are usually about the lessor of two lousy choices. Some may feel Riley is too soft on Rick, but we should remember that Riley is still getting a feel for what is possible. The interview is well worth reading and possibly commenting on.
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Ellen Murphy writes about the sailboat that sailed toward nuclear test site in Pacific in 1958 and will visit Bellingham August 20 - 22. Now protesting modernization of nuclear weapons.1 Comment, 2 months ago
This veteran, Chris Brown, deserves our deep thanks for his achievement with Growing Veterans as Executive Director, a post that he has left. He will continue as President of the non-profit, helping veterans with combat trauma.3 Comments, 4 months ago
Supporters say he will beat Hillary Clinton.3 Comments, 4 months ago
Accelerating efforts across the U.S. to install a $15 minimum wage are playing into the hands of big business and codifying enormously insufficient wages for years to come.2 Comments, 4 months ago
Chiara D’Angelo comes across as emotionally intelligent and uncompromising in her high-stakes Coast Guard hearing.1 Comment, 7 months ago
Talib Kweli played the Wild Buffalo a couple evenings ago and Ralph Schwartz was there. He writes a very personal take on the evening.2 Comments, 8 months ago
What the campaign styles of local politicians Pete Kremen and Carl Weimer tell us about presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders4 Comments, 9 months ago
Some personal thoughts on thanking our veterans for their service1 Comment, 11 months ago
Moves to set the minimum wage to $15, even if successful, are woefully insufficient. And why aren’t people speaking out about abusive work scheduling?2 Comments, 1 year ago
The fight to keep Point Roberts from becoming a Radio Tower Farm is not over.3 Comments, 1 year ago
Riley shares some insight into the national political parties5 Comments, 1 year ago
Ellen Murphy gives us a poem for this Martin Luther King day of remembrance.2 Comments, 1 year ago
Poet Richard Lewis reflects on Elizabeth Warren3 Comments, 1 year ago
On this Veterans Day, a note about how vets need our government to step up - as has never been done. And a personal note on the power of words.3 Comments, 1 year ago
Update Oct 22: John Lesow has posted a comment with considerable more information on this issue.1 Comment, 2 years ago
A Venn diagram where coal, the Endangered Species Act, Republicans, and Wyoming’s Board of Education collide.2 Comments, 2 years ago
Move to Amend is a national movement to amend the U.S. Constitution and define persons as people and speech as not money.7 Comments, 2 years ago
Contacting Rick Larsen and Susan Delbene is actually a viable citizen exercise just now. Tell them to vote NO on bombing Syria.1 Comment, 3 years ago
Gee, can we make it any clearer? Publisher opinion. So sad that we have to write this to Obama - who got our vote in 2008 because he said we should not have optional wars.4 Comments, 3 years ago
The Feds gag an Email service owner - so he cannot even tell us why he is gagged.2 Comments, 3 years ago