Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics. Send tips or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. His column runs Wednesday and Sunday.
Gun protests are supposed to show we live in a tyrannical police state. Instead they show the opposite: Our gun culture remains “anything goes.”
Even some landlords are fretting that recent rent increases are so extreme the shock may jump-start a movement for rent control.
For the first time in decades, Seattle is getting less poor. But it’s not because the poor and working classes are doing better. It’s because they’re leaving.
Free college is one of those ideas that at first blush sounds outrageous. But it’s coming, and in some places — like in Washington state — it’s already here.
Can a stand-up comedian lead the state on climate change issues? We’re about to find out the punchline to that.
Should I run for City Council? Over the holiday vacation a political trial balloon was floated — and popped in record time.
2014 needs an image makeover. Nobody had much nice to say about the year, but it turned out far better than expected.
We don’t have a “Lie of the Year” contest around here. But if we did, this year we’ve got a couple top-notch nominees.
Two years into his term, Gov. Jay Inslee finally rolled out a big idea.
It was a great run that brought relief to thousands of Seattle’s poor. But it’s the end of the roll for the Toilet Paper Guy, the nickname given to retiree Leon Delong.
It doesn’t seem that we’re really that troubled by torture. The only guy who is, John McCain, is the one who was once a victim of it.