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Living Bernie Sanders’ Northern European dream | David Brooks / Syndicated columnist

American capitalism has always been distinct from continental European capitalism. We’ve had more entrepreneurial creativity but less security. Our system has favored higher living standards for consumers while theirs has favored stability for employees and producers. For the past several decades, the United States has had a bipartisan consensus that we should stick to our...

Northwest Voices

2016 elections: Democrats should make a case for big government | Letter to the editor

When PBS debate moderator Judy Woodruff asked Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, “How big should government be?” in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, they both missed an opportunity. Republicans are adept at linking proposals to shrink the size and scope of government to a particular conception of “freedom” and “liberty.” Democrats, in contrast, too often jump...