The Washington state Public Disclosure Commission has a cool new online gadget for those who are interested in the amount of money being spent on political campaigns this election year. It's a quick way for anyone, even the unitiated, to find out quickly how much...
MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010
I've always found it strange that some of the county races like this and others (assessor, sheriff) are partisan but that city of Spokane races are not (council, mayor). When I've mentioned this in endorsement interviews, the candidates all say it is strange that the...
MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010
FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 2010
Clint Didier, who was a pass receiver in the NFL, might be down and out, but he's willing to try a Hail Mary. He says he will endorse Ross if:1) Rossi signs a no-new-taxes pledge; 2) promises a strong position against federal spending; and 3)...
THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010
Interesting poll question from the Economist. Second one down.Whether or not you think the Islamic cultural centre and mosque should be built near the World Trade Center site, do you think that Muslims have a constitutional right to build a mosque there?OverallYes, 50.2%By partyDem, 57.5;...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010
Not so much in Washington state.Not so much nationwide.Sabato is still predicting that the GOP in the fall will pick up seven of the 59 Senate seats held by Democrats — not enough to take over control of that chamber. And he thinks Republicans will...
TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010
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