Index of entries from March 2013
March 30, 2013
Free Speech
by warrenpeterson, 06:01 PM, 79 Comments
I get emails from time to time from a hard-core leftist friend of mine who never misses a chance to castigating Republicans. His rants are usually so far over the top that I don't bother to respond but now and... [read more]

March 29, 2013
Warning To All Republican Politicians And Activists
by Jim Miller, 02:50 PM, 0 Comments
Eli Sanders of the Strangler has acquired a drone. Since he probably thinks of you as the "American Taliban", you would be prudent to consider the possibility that he will use it to spy on you. Think that's too paranoid?... [read more]

March 24, 2013
Do High Taxes and More Rules Hurt Job Growth?
by warrenpeterson, 05:39 PM, 104 Comments
According to Danny Westneat in Palm Sunday's "Seattle Times", capitalism is thriving in "Seattle with all its taxes and rules and supposedly socialistic groupthink..." He cites as evidence a "new jobs report" that shows "the city's unemployment rate well below... [read more]

Danny Westneat Demonstrates Confirmation Bias
by Jim Miller, 04:35 PM, 0 Comments
Sometimes, you see a cognitive error that has a kind of perverse perfection.  It is so clear an example of a particular kind of error that it deserves notice — and perhaps a paragraph or two in a textbook. And... [read more]

March 21, 2013
And They're Off to 2016!
by warrenpeterson, 08:55 PM, 67 Comments
It was quite just after November 6th. There were wounds to lick, time needed for the shock to abate, Fox pundits to be fired but not for long. Stirrings of Campaign 2016 soon were in the air. Mitt and Ann... [read more]

March 18, 2013
Would Seattle Times Reporter Andrew Garber Like To Commit Journalism?
by Jim Miller, 06:55 PM, 0 Comments
If so, I have some questions he might want to put to our new governor, Jay Inslee, who is, Garber tells us, an "authority on climate change". (An authority according to left wing activists, but perhaps not according to actual... [read more]

March 16, 2013
Democratic War on Women
by pudge, 03:48 PM, 38 Comments
According to Washington State Wire, "When state Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake, left the Senate floor Tuesday to nurse her newborn son, Senate Democrats ... demand[ed] an immediate vote on a bill sponsored by a Democrat that did not... [read more]

March 14, 2013
Roger Not-So Goodman And The Kirkland Reporter
by Jim Miller, 08:27 AM, 0 Comments
The lead story in the current issue of this weekly newspaper is about the charges made by Goodman's estranged wife, Liv Grohn, in their divorce proceedings. State House Rep. Roger Goodman of Kirkland was accused of driving under the influence... [read more]

March 12, 2013
Gabby Giffords for and against guns
by Ron Hebron, 08:01 AM, 36 Comments
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords is both for and against guns at the same time. She is actively lobbying the Washington Legislature to expand background checks to private sales, even making phone calls to representatives. [Added] And her organization is calling... [read more]

Ken Klein County Council Kickoff on Saturday
by pudge, 07:05 AM, 2 Comments
As John Koster reaches his term limit on the Snohomish County Council, Ken Klein, Arlington City Councilman, is running for the seat. He's been a great public servant on the county's planning commission, and as a member of the city... [read more]

March 11, 2013
What Do Econ 101 Textbooks Say About The Minimum Wage?
by Jim Miller, 03:36 PM, 0 Comments
That it has mixed results and that most of the benefits — and costs — go to people with low incomes. For an example, consider the discussion in this standard text.  (I'm using the 4th edition, after finding a copy... [read more]

March 10, 2013
Washington public pensions at risk
by Ron Hebron, 06:59 AM, 37 Comments
Washington public pensions are at risk. There are several; a few appear to be safe, but others not at all. Washington is above average among the states, but that's like getting a D grade when half the class flunks. The... [read more]

March 02, 2013
Wondering About The Effects Of The Sequester?
by Jim Miller, 03:20 PM, 0 Comments
Here's a little visual aid. it is true that in his latest statements President Obama has drawn back from his earlier predictions, which led some of us to expect pestilence, war, famine, and death starting today.  But it is also... [read more]

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