Offering asides, recommended links, blogworthy quotations, and more, In Brief is the Northwest Progressive Institute's microblog of world, national, and local politics.

Move King County Now: Vote Yes on Proposition 1!
Quotation

A dollar is no longer a dollar in this country… It’s a Visa dollar. It’s only worth ninety nine cents because they take a piece of every one.

Mallory Duncan, senior vice president of the National Retail Federation, complaining about Visa’s excessive card fees