Sensible Reforms Will Get Washington's Economy Back on Track

State representative Tim Probst, running for senate against incumbent Republican Don Benton, argues that basic reforms are what's needed to get Washington State's economy back on track.

09/17/2012 By Tim Probst


Thank God for Darcy Burner

Kirby Wilbur, Chair of the Washington State Republican Party, writes a guest Cola op/ed, weighing in with his sage advice for Democratic primary voters.

08/03/2012 By Kirby Wilbur


Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz: Why Liberals Should Support the Sonics

Outspoken liberal Dwight Pelz, head of the state Democratic Party, on why liberals shouldn't turn up their noses up at the arena deal.

07/24/2012 By Dwight Pelz


Inslee as Bulldozer, McKenna as iPad. It's That Simple.

A simple compare and contrast between Inslee's latest commercial and McKenna's boils the candidates down to a gut-level difference that works well for Democrat Inslee.

07/24/2012 By Josh Feit


It Works Here: Why I Support the Library Levy

Not everyone has a piano.

07/20/2012 By Josh Feit


Why the Arena is Worth the Investment

Sports writer Seth Kolloen on why the Sonics are worth the investment.

07/12/2012 By Seth Kolloen


Kirby Wilbur Responds to Cheryl Pflug

State Republican chair Kirby Wilbur responds to claims by former state senator Cheryl Pflug about Dino Rossi's appointment to Pflug's former state senate seat.

07/12/2012 By Kirby Wilbur


Centrist Hobbs Stands Out in Pack of Liberal Candidates

Centrist 1st District Congressional candidate stands out at the latest candidates' debate.

07/09/2012 By Josh Feit


Liquor Control Board Should Allow Cities to Petition for Later Bar Hours

Five Point owner Dave Meinert says the debate over later liquor hours should be about local control, not whether later hours (or liquor) are good or bad.

04/27/2012 By David Meinert


There's No Guarantee that More Housing Lowers Prices, But I'll Bet that It Does. Here's Why.

Transportation and land-use wonk Roger Valdez concedes one point---that increased housing supply doesn't necessarily lower prices---but maintains that Seattle has enough going for it that people will move here if we create enough housing of all kinds. Ima

04/26/2012 By Josh Feit


Seattle’s Second City: Why Can’t We Have Healthy Homes Too?

The head of the Tenants' Union says only mandatory inspections will ensure that the city's rental housing is up to code.

04/20/2012 By Jon Grant


The Seattle Times Calls for Government Regs to Orchestrate Nirvana

The utopian elitists at the Seattle Times ed board.

04/09/2012 By Josh Feit


Democrats Salivate Over Zarelli Disability Story

The AP reports that the author of a budget that would eliminate the Disability Lifeline receives a monthly disability payment---and Democrats salivate.

04/05/2012 By Josh Feit


Seattle's Road Map to a Climate-Friendly Future

City council member Mike O'Brien: Climate plans may be "merely" frameworks, but they guide actions in the public and private sectors. Image via University of North Carolina.

04/02/2012 By Josh Feit


Why I Like A+ Washington

Seattle teacher gives top grade to

03/30/2012 By Kristin Bailey-Fogarty


Working out the Gremlins: Density, Design, and Affordability

The anti-aesthetics of anti-density.

03/30/2012 By Roger Valdez


Climate Plans Haven't Paid Off. So Why Are Greens Claiming "Success"?

Todd Myers, environmental director at the conservative Washington Policy Center think tank, argues that free-market solutions, not top-down climate plans, are the way to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Image via ashvillenc.gov.

03/27/2012 By Todd Myers


Mad Women

Seen in the office.

03/26/2012 By Josh Feit


Taking the Guess Work Out of Health Insurance

Gov. Chris Gregoire: Why I signed legislation moving Washington State forward on health care reform.

03/23/2012 By Gov. Chris Gregoire


Who's Framing the Debate Now?

You can't claim you've written a sustainable budget when that budget creates an unsustainable set of public policies.

03/13/2012 By Josh Feit