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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Trump went to Cleveland not to debate Biden, but to destroy another U.S. civic institution

Excerpt: The incumbent went off the rails and sunk to another low in the first general election debate of 2020, while the Democratic nominee spoke to the country and prevailed in post debate polls.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Liveblogging the first presidential debate of 2020 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: NPI's liveblog of the September 29th, 2020 faceoff between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Events, Live Coverage
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Al Gross topple Republican Dan Sullivan in the Last Frontier?

Excerpt: Senate Democrats are backing a quintessentially Alaskan doctor who is running as an independent in the hopes that he can pull off an upset win.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Kim Wyman may disavow party politics, but her record shows she’s a partisan Republican

Excerpt: Washington's incumbent Secretary of State is telling editorial boards that the position she holds should be nonpartisan, while zealously practicing party politics. Here's the evidence.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: Brian Stelter’s “Hoax” offers a fresh look at how Fox corrodes democracy

Excerpt: Read Joel Connelly's review of a 2020 book examining the destructive influence of Rupert Murdoch's right wing cable channel, in the tradition of Outfoxed, The Republican Noise Machine, and Murdoch's World.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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British Columbia to hold snap general election on October 24th, 2020, premier announces

Excerpt: British Columbians will head to the polls to decide the future of their province just ten days before the United States holds its epic 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 14th-18th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmation of Franklin U. Valderrama and House passage of legislation to require accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Read tributes to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from national and regional leaders

Excerpt: A collection of statements from senators, governors, nonprofit leaders, and former presidents honoring and celebrating the life of one of the greatest Supreme Court Justices in U.S. history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 1933–2020

Excerpt: Read the Northwest Progressive Institute's obituary of a true legend, one of the finest people ever to serve our country as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Steve Bullock pull off a win in deep-red Montana?

Excerpt: Governor Bullock's presidential bid was a dead end, but his odds back home in Montana's U.S. Senate race are pretty decent.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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A smokescreen and a big lie: Trump, climate deniers try to explain away our record fires

Excerpt: Climate fires are destroying property and taking lives in Washington, Oregon, and California, putting a face on the climate crisis. Right wing pundits have been reduced to lamely claiming there's no connection.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 7th-11th)

Excerpt: The week's major vote concerned the question of whether or not to advance a pathetic excuse for a coronavirus relief package offered by Republicans, which was defeated by the Senate.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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In memoriam, nineteen years later

Excerpt: In honor of those who died that day, we’re republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Fueled by hot and windy weather, fires rage out of control up and down the Left Coast

Excerpt: Firefighters report that they are stretched thin and simply don't have the humanpower or the resources to properly fight the destructive blazes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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