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

Quotation

It has been twenty-one years since federal regulators identified problems with the [safety-plagued DOT-111] cars. How many deaths will it take before they genuinely regulate?

— Sightline Institute’s Eric de Place, imploring the federal government to at to forbid the use of old, unsafe tank cars used for transporting oil.