#8. At UW, Hostility to Dissent Is Spreading Silence
January 17, 2019
When I was a graduate student at the University of Washington in 2005, I was told by a professor that the department was gossiping about me. My crime?
#7. We Lost Models of Civility in 2018
December 24, 2018
On Feb. 3, 1959, singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” died in a plane crash. That tragedy became known as The Day the Music Died. Similarly, though there was no single catastrophic event, 2018 may become known as The Year Civility Died.
#6. Seattle City Council’s Ideological Mission Interferes with Good Governance
November 29, 2018
Is there a major city in America more overtly hostile to small businesses than Seattle? If there is one, I don’t know what it could be.
#5. La Croix Is the Latest Victim of a Junk Science Lawsuit
October 18, 2018
La Croix, a popular and “naturally” flavored sparkling water distributed by the National Beverage Corp., has been sued for including synthetic ingredients, among them a cockroach insecticide. This is yet another example of trial lawyers using junk science in an attempt to score a jackpot verdict, and the outcome of the trial has implications for local beverage companies, such as Talking Rain and even Starbucks.
#4. Shoddy UW Study Threatens Washington Wine Industry
September 21, 2018
The University of Washington has just released a study that boldly declares there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. If true, this would have a profound impact on the Washington state wine industry. But is it true?
#3. Zillow Taught Us How to Sell Our Condo and It Worked Perfectly
August 16, 2018
Earlier this year, my wife and I decided to decamp from Seattle and head for the suburbs. We put our small, Northgate-area condo on the market, and it sold in less than 24 hours for $30,000 over asking price. How did we do it?
#2. Seattle Politicians Should Pay Attention to Seattle, Not National Issues
July 27, 2018
Seattle City Hall obviously thinks that it has solved all of our community’s problems. How else can we explain Mayor Jenny Durkan’s decision to take a hiatus from governing to protest immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas?
Seattle faces a public health catastrophe if King County and the Seattle City Council don’t deal with the squalid conditions at the city’s homeless encampments.