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


We’re playing really good baseball. That’s what I want. I want a playoff here in Seattle. That will be awesome. That will be great… I’ll probably throw ninety-seven again because of the adrenaline.

— Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, speaking to Seattle Times sports writer Larry Stone (‘King Felix’ as loyal as his subjects over past ten years).