Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Another side of the Evergreen story

The Evergreen State College recently settled its tort claim with faculty members Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, who then resigned. Although their claim to have “received verbal and written hostility based on race” has been widely reported, very few media have covered the larger and terrifying racist backlash against their critics.

Opinion

Hanford and Yucca Mountain – an environmental imperative or status quo?

A few months back, I penned a column citing several initiatives that I believe deserve consensus support among fellow environmentalists. These Northwest centric initiatives feature enhanced reforestation, water infrastructure modernization, cleaner fuel options for ocean going vessels, elimination of raw sewage disposal in the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and last but not least the cleanup and permanent storage of Hanford nuclear waste. I offered that significant progress could be made to strengthen our biosphere irrespective of identity politics surrounding climate change. In other words, immediate attention to consensus-based regional priorities rather than continued divisive and seemingly endless debate.

Op-Ed

How Democrats won the presidency

On the losing side are the Republicans who put their faith in a guy who promised the moon but has managed only to deliver a galaxy of tweets and several significant staff replacements.

Op-Ed

Time was, the wealthy said no to getting richer

A half-century ago, a top automobile executive named George Romney — yes, Mitt’s father — turned down several big annual bonuses. He did so, he told his company’s board, because he believed that no executive should make more than $225,000 a year (which translates into almost $2 million today).

Op-Ed

Election system should foster diversity of choices

Are you satisfied with recent election results? Do you admire the bulk of available candidates? Are you sick of the backbiting, nasty rhetoric, and inability of elected officials to get things done? Thought about running for office and shied away because it is too hard to do? Tired of the two major parties but think there is no other choice? You are far from alone.

Op-Ed

Governor Inslee must act on toxic nonstick chemicals

Drinking water and food – two essentials for life - should never contain toxic chemicals that can make us sick. Unfortunately, toxic nonstick perfluorinated chemicals are contaminating the state’s drinking water, food, and people. This serious public health threat requires swift action from Governor Inslee.

Op-Ed

Biggest GOP worry: wave election against inaction

President Donald Trump attacks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The House and Senate have yet to agree to a budget, putting in play a government shutdown. None of the big items on which Republicans ran — health care, taxes, pulling out of the Iran deal, building a wall — have been accomplished. It's no wonder Republicans in the House and Senate are grossly unpopular:

Op-Ed

Millennial struggle - “Trump is not my president”

I know what you’re probably thinking just based on the headline of this column. Here’s some little millennial snowflake trying to declare that Donald Trump isn’t her president. I’m not to that point to declare he isn’t my president, but I am at that point that I don’t WANT him to be my president.

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