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Columnists

If Sandy Hook and TV shootings are ‘bearable,’ what is not?

You frequently find fortune cookie aphorisms, yes, but it’s not often that you find searing insight within Twitter’s 140-character confines. Which is why a June tweet from one Dan Hodges -- his profile describes him as a British political commentator -- stood out. “In retrospect,” wrote Hodges, “Sandy Hook marked the end of the U.S....

Northwest Voices

Seattle’s bad drivers: Other factors to blame; we’re all in it together

Other factors to blame Your front-page story about how bad Seattle drivers are draws inappropriate conclusions from the cited data. Accident frequency is in part a function of driver skills, of course, but Seattle is among the most difficult cities to drive in nationwide. The congestion, the lay of the land, the forced intermixing of...