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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.

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Joe Biden and the Salish Sea: Will cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline mean Alberta’s bitumen crude oil is headed to our waters?

Excerpt: Progressives will need to back the forty-sixth president, but make sure he will have our backs when it comes to safeguarding shared waters of the Salish Sea.  Our worries should be heard and considered at the highest level.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Incoming Biden-Harris team signals it will avoid repeating many of Obama’s missteps

Excerpt: At this incredibly fraught and perilous moment in American history, we don't just need steady, compassionate governance -- we need savvy, capable leadership with a respect and appreciation for history and a willingness to learn from it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government, Public Service
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolent direct action is what makes negotiation possible

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Holidays
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Republican lawmakers are still harping about building access, even after attack on Capitol

Excerpt: So much for "Law and Order!" and respecting law enforcement. Once again, Republicans have proven that they are wholly unwilling to accept the rules and standards that they want to impose on everybody else.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Open Government
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America’s wrong wing tries bevy of ploys to recover from the trashing of the U.S. Capitol

Excerpt: How does the right -- or, more accurately, wrong -- wing plan to regroup with President-elect Joe Biden assuming office?
Written by:Joel Connelly
Other Categories:Open Government
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Donald Trump has become the first person holding the presidency to be impeached twice

Excerpt: Voting two hundred and thirty-two to one hundred and ninety-seven, the House agreed to transmit a single new article of impeachment to the Senate. Every Democrat who participated in the vote backed the article, along with ten Republicans who crossed over.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Elections, Open Government
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Jaime Herrera Beutler will be one of the Republicans voting to impeach Donald Trump

Excerpt: We still don't know how many Republicans will vote to impeach. But we do know that at least one from our region will be among their number, and that is Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, spanning Southwest Washington.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Open Government
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NPI calls on Pacific Northwest congressional delegation to impeach Donald Trump — again

Excerpt: Read a letter from the leadership of the Northwest Progressive Institute to the region's members of Congress urging them to impeach Donald Trump for a second time.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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Progressive champion Representative Pramila Jayapal has tested positive for COVID-19

Excerpt: Sad news to share: our own Representative Pramila Jayapal says that she has tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Read her full statement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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Trump’s deplatforming accelerates as Twitter finally bans him and several of his associates

Excerpt: "In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action," the company said in a statement announcing its action.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:World Commmunity
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Militant right wing violence and intimidation is sadly as American as cherry pie

Excerpt: For more than half a century, the police have treated right wing demonstrators and even terrorists differently than left wing demonstrators, a distinction that was again apparent on January 6th, 2021.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Public Planning
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Three out of four members of the Capitol Police Board are gone or on their way out

Excerpt: The agency responsible for the protection of Congress' meeting place, the headquarters of the government of the United States, will be getting a major leadership overhaul.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Open Government
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Joe Biden, Jay Inslee denounce Trump-incited terrorist attack on the United States Capitol

Excerpt: Read or watch what America's forty-sixth president and Washington's chief executive had to say about the violent insurrection of January 6th, 2021.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:National Defense, Open Government
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Leaked audio offers fresh evidence that Trump is a criminal: Impeach him again

Excerpt: New articles of impeachment should be promptly bought against Donald Trump. The leaked tape alone provides ample evidence that Trump is engaged in criminal behavior and is violating the oath of office he took to protect and defend the Constitution.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Elections, Open Government
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