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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kirby Wilbur resigns as Washington State Republican Party Chair, effective immediately

Excerpt: Well known conservative Kirby Wilbur is resigning as the chairman of the Washington State Republicans, the party has announced. “I am resigning as the chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, effective today at 5:00 PM,” Wilbur said in a news release distributed to reporters only a few minutes ago. “”I have been offered a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Party Politics
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American-ness and the Promise of Global Democracy

Excerpt: As governments transition and Egypt is figuring out what to do in the aftermath of a military coup, it is important to recognize this is not an event devoid of context, but is a product of a long history, one in which we have had no small part. “Wait a second”, it might be said,”what’s […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Unscheduled Programming, Views & Reviews, World Commmunity
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Initiative filed to officially name I-5 Skagit River span the “Tim Eyman Memorial Bridge”

Excerpt: Yesterday, the Tim Eyman Memorial Bridge meme – which we had some fun promoting back in May – got a new lease on life when Nicolas Santos of Bothell filed an initiative to the Legislature to officially rename the now-repaired Interstate 5 Skagit River span after the relentless Mukilteo initiative profiteer. The filing has already […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Senate *finally* confirms Richard Cordray as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief

Excerpt: After months of senseless delay, the United States Senate has finally confirmed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to serve as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) originally conceived by Elizabeth Warren and created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010. By a vote of seventy-one to twenty-nine, the Senate […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Economic Security, Public Service
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House Republicans achieve Pyrrhic victory with passage of unconscionable farm bill

Excerpt: Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives achieved a Pyrrhic victory earlier today with the passage of an unconscionable, cruel farm bill that they managed to pass with only a handful of votes to spare after hours of acrimonious debate. The Republican-backed proposal, which passed without a single Democratic vote, provides around $195 billion in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Our Environment
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