The week in review. Take a sip:
PAUL KRUGMAN MONDAY
We are excited about our interview with U.W. President Mark Emmert. Emmert, while being politic about it—speaks his mind re: how to tackle the state's grave budget shortfall. He told us:
“The [Paul] Krugman argument is valid. We don’t want to become our own worst enemy—getting the federal stimulus money while cutting the state budget.”
"OMG!Obama" is bored by Gary Locke.
And, of course, every Monday: TechNerd by Glenn Fleishmann.
DROP DEAD TUESDAY
We report from the big "F.U.-Seattle" press conference in Olympia. Legislators announced exactly how they're going to divvy up stimulus money for transportation projects. No money for the Mercer Mess.
Also in Olympia: The Sierra Club and Sen. Craig Pridemore (D-49, Vancouver) try to put an end to $33 million in tax breaks for big coal.
And of course, every Tuesday: FoodNerd by FoodNerd.
OVER FLOWING WEDNESDAY
"OMG!Obama" on President Obama's speech.
Chris Kissel on our GOP delegation's (hypocritical?) reaction to Obama's speech.
And there's lots of gossip this Wedesday morning as MorningFizz flows over.
THROW A TIZZY THURSDAY
The editorial side of the brain kicks in as we come to terms with the fact that GOP turf is getting more stimulus transportation money than Seattle—even though the Republican legislators from that turf voted against the money.
It's Thursday. So, of course: It's the Great MusicNerd on "scene signifiers" and "guitar lines that spiral in and out of themselves."
President Obama announces he's pulling the troops out of Iraq. "OMG!O" likes.
Sen. Patty Murray is rated the most liberal senator in the U.S. by the National Journal. Sen. Murray's office not so sure.
PubliCola, however, is absolutely sure about this: