Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics. Send tips or comments to email@example.com. His column runs Wednesday and Sunday.
There is a way to stop all the shootings involving kids getting their hands on guns. But it’s bogged down in toxic gun politics — something a Seattle activist hopes to change.
Suddenly everybody’s talking like those crazy Seattleites, even the top Republican candidates for president.
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.