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


It’s become our new reality… I don’t like to say “normal,” because that sounds like a plateau, and we’re on a trajectory where we’ll get more and more fire.

— Mike Flannigan, a professor of wildland science at the University of Alberta (Canada’s wildfire season is off to a ferocious start – The Washington Post)