The Trump playbook leans on fake news, and assumes we’ll nod credulously and play along, writes Jonathan Martin.
Jonathan Martin has covered social services, politics, prisons and, most recently, the marijuana beat since joining the Seattle Times in 2002 from the Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He is a University of Washington graduate and was a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan. He is co-author of "The Other Side of Mercy," about the 2009 Lakewood police officer shootings. He lives in Wallingford with his wife, Francesca, and their two children, who attend Seattle public schools.
Rare red tide on the coast for Republicans — how will Democrats respond? | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
Washington’s most reliably Democratic county went red for the first time in nearly a century. How will Democrats respond?
Donald Trump’s stunning revolution mostly skipped Washington. If anything, it helped elect a few more Democrats.
Amanda Knox’s antidote for her social-media trolls is vulnerability, with a dash of fictional superhero Jessica Jones.
It’s not all rainbows and unicorns in the Governor’s Office | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
As management debacles pile up in Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee’s job-approval ratings rose. Is that because we don’t care?
The ‘Trump effect’ is real, and it’s not good for local Republicans | Jonathan Martin / Times columnist
Donald Trump’s toxic brand is corroding state Republicans’ chances of taking control of the Legislature.
Mayor Ed Murray’s tone-deaf decision to cut ties with district councils should seed a new neighborhood uprising, writes Jonathan Martin.
If anyone should go to jail for Western State Hospital’s continued dysfunction, it’s Gov. Jay Inslee.
Where to draw the line on race in a psychiatric hospital? | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
A bizarre racial discrimination case at Western State Hospital poses complicated questions about race.