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Seattle Times Overlooks a Key Factor in Ballard Rental Market—Renters

The Seattle Times opposes "overbuilding" in Ballard because, it argues, prices for tenants might drop, hurting landlords.

11/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Legalizing Cheap Housing, Without Eliminating Standards

Sightline's Alan Durning argues that we should eliminate regulations that increase the cost of housing. We agree—until he argues against the city's rental-housing inspection law.

11/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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The "War on Cars" Is a Hallucination

The Seattle Times re-engages in battle against an imaginary enemy: The "War on Cars."

11/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Koster: No Reason to Allow Abortion for "The Rape Thing"

First Congressional District candidate John Koster says he sees no reason to allow abortions in the case of "the rape thing," and then elaborates. And elaborates.

10/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Why the City Shouldn't Spend Another $2.5 Million on Eastlake Transit Planning

Every neighborhood needs more transit. But Eastlake needs it less than most.

10/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Why The Times' "Experiment" In Political Spending Won't Measure Anything

Why the Seattle Times' "experimental" $80,000 spend on Republican GOP candidate Rob McKenna's campaign won't measure anything.

10/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times Gives Free Full-Page Ad to McKenna

The Seattle Times Company announces it will donate free full-page ads to Republican Rob McKenna and the gay-marriage campaign.

10/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Presidential Debate Fact-Check Roundup

The C is for Crank's roundup of today's post-debate fact checks.

10/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Some Caveats on That Sounder Report

Some caveats on a Sound Transit panel's report on the agency's expensive rail line to Everett.

10/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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... And a Roundup of What You Didn't Hear

All the issues the candidates didn't touch during last night's debate.

10/04/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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The Hecovery Hits Seattle

Good local economic news, for some.

09/04/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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KING 5: Buses Take Away Parking, are Dangerous

The C Is for Crank: Why RapidRide doesn't fit so easily into the TV-friendly "cars vs. transit" narrative.

08/21/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Despite "Retraction," Akin Still a Rape Apologist

The C Is For Crank on Todd Akin's rape "retraction."

08/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Joel Connelly Is Bad at Math

Joel Connelly loves spending extra money to drive to Bellevue. Image via WSDOT.

08/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Why "Let Them Get Green Jobs" Isn't the Whole Answer

The C Is for Crank: Why telling women to train for green jobs doesn't solve women's larger employment crisis.

08/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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One Question for Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee on women and his jobs proposal.

08/08/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Extra Fizz: DSA Welcomes Church That Opposes Gay Marriage, Wants Women in Kitchen

The C Is for Crank: On the Downtown Seattle Association's effusive statements about Mars Hill Church's expansion in downtown Seattle.

08/08/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Port Arena Analysis Lacks Data, Details

The C Is for Crank on the Port's arena analysis.

08/08/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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The Tortured Logic of Opposing the Library Levy

The C is for Crank: Why "Just fund libraries through the general fund" isn't a sound argument.

07/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett