Posted inAnnouncements

Tim Eyman tries to rile up his supporters with Permanent Defense analysis

On Wednes­day, we pub­lished a report over at Per­ma­nent Defense ana­lyz­ing Tim Eyman’s first two months of fundrais­ing, enti­tled, “Vot­ers Want More Choic­es begins 2011 with no wealthy bene­fac­tor in sight”. That report appar­ent­ly hit a nerve, because Tim Eyman is present­ly send­ing out a mass-email to his sup­port­ers quot­ing it in full and asking […]

Posted inPolicy Topics, Public Planning

Republicans continue assault on emergency preparedness, even after Tohoku megaquake

Read­ers may recall our ire was raised dur­ing the Repub­li­can response to Pres­i­dent Oba­ma’s 2009 State of the Union Address, when Louisiana Gov­er­nor Bob­by Jin­dal dis­missed fund­ing for vol­cano mon­i­tor­ing as a triv­i­al­i­ty. As res­i­dents of the Pacif­ic North­west, we are all too aware of the pres­ence of vol­ca­noes in our region and the destruction […]

Posted inAnnouncements, Events

Join Peter Steinbrueck and Reuven Carlyle at NPI’s 2011 Spring Fundraising Gala

Back in Feb­ru­ary, when we first announced the date for our 2011 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, we promised that more details about the event were on their way, includ­ing our speak­ing line­up. It’s tak­en some time to put the pro­gram togeth­er, and I want all of our loy­al sup­port­ers to know that we did­n’t make this […]

Posted inTechnology

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9

After many months of devel­op­ment, Microsoft has final­ly fin­ished work­ing on Inter­net Explor­er 9, which was released to mar­ket a cou­ple of hours ago (9 AM Pacif­ic Time). This iter­a­tion of the brows­er rep­re­sents Microsoft­’s first real attempt to make stan­dards sup­port a pri­or­i­ty, and sports some new use­ful fea­tures. If you’re run­ning Win­dows Vista […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Litigation

Recall efforts well underway in Wisconsin, Democratic Party says

Heart­en­ing news from the Bad­ger State: In anoth­er sign that the Wis­con­sin GOP’s quick pas­sage of the bill to roll back bar­gain­ing rights is only caus­ing the fight to esca­late, Dems have now col­lect­ed over 45 per­cent of the sig­na­tures nec­es­sary to hold recall elec­tions for eight GOP state sen­a­tors, the Wis­con­sin Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty tells me. […]

Posted inPolicy Topics, Public Planning

Aftermath of Tohoku megaquake demonstrates the folly of nuclear power

Two days have elapsed since Japan was pum­meled by one of the largest earth­quakes human­i­ty has ever doc­u­ment­ed. In that time, we’ve begun to see the trag­ic and painful extent of the dis­as­ter. The earth­quake (which reg­is­tered 8.9 on the moment mag­ni­tude scale) and the ensu­ing tsuna­mi it spawned have laid waste to sev­er­al previously […]