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Monthly Archives: February 2018

The curious logic of Professor Adam Carroll

Excerpt: NPI's David Johnson responds to Professor Adam Carroll's New York Times Upshot post arguing that preventative care doesn't actually save money.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Nancy Pelosi has held the U.S. House floor for over eight hours in support of DREAMers

Excerpt: At 7:04 AM this morning Pacific Time, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi came to the floor to deliver remarks in support of DREAMers who are facing the threat of deportation by the Trump regime in just a few weeks (aided and abetted by Republicans in Congress). Nearly eight hours later, she was still speaking.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: The GOP is dead

Excerpt: The final panel I attended at the Crosscut Festival had the provocative title, "The GOP is dead. Long live the GOP!" The discussion was of course about the future of the Republican Party, with a focus on Washington State.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: Mayors of Cascadia

Excerpt: In the sec­ond after­noon ses­sion of the Cross­cut Fes­ti­val, the may­ors of Seat­tle, Van­cou­ver, B.C., and Port­land came togeth­er to dis­cuss what makes their cities and our region great, as well as the chal­lenges. The mod­er­a­tor was Knute Berg­er. Berg­er start­ed with some fun­ny com­men­tary on Van­cou­ver May­or Gre­gor Robert­son. He not­ed that many of […]
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: All the President’s Men

Excerpt: Panelists include David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush; David Litt, former special assistant and senior presidential speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and Scott McClellan, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: “When free speech becomes hate speech”

Excerpt: This panel featured panelists Ethan Blevins, staff attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation; Evergreen State College student Jamil Bee; David Neiwert, investigate reporter and author of a recent book on the Radical Right; and Evergreen State College professor of Geography and Native Studies, Zoltán Grossman.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from Crosscut Festival: Tax breaks for titans

Excerpt: During this panel discussion, Rep. Reuven Carlyle said that Washington has the most tax breaks because we have the most upside-down and backwards tax structure in the nation. Regarding the negotiations around Boeing tax breaks, he acknowledged that there were both "substantive wins and substantive loses" for the people of Washington.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: Bridging the Cascade Divide

Excerpt: The first session I attended today was "Bridging the Cascade Divide" discussing the political differences, but also the commonalities, between Eastern and Western Washington.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from Seattle University: Day Two of the Crosscut Festival kicks off

Excerpt: Organized by news outlet Crosscut, the Festival is intended to "bring together some of the boldest thought leaders in politics, business and social justice activism to be interviewed live on stage by some of the finest journalists in the Pacific Northwest."
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “Charlie vs. Goliath” is an inspiring homage to underdog candidates

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of “Charlie vs. Goliath”, a documentary that follows the 2014 US Senate campaign of Charlie Hardy, who refused to believe that money would ultimately determine if he won or not. Hardy was the Democratic, underdog challenger to three-term incumbent Republican Mike Enzi in 2014.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Elections, Views & Reviews
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“HERESY”: Hyberbolic Tim Eyman tears into Republican Joyce McDonald in ferocious email

Excerpt: Tim Eyman has taken a break from excoriating Democrats in his latest multiweekly email missive, choosing instead to launch a ferocious broadside at Republican State Representative Joyce McDonald. What could McDonald have possibly done to merit such scorn? Answer: She has sinned by not being loyal to Eyman's agenda.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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