Columnists

Obama’s lonely road to the finish line

Americans were perilously close to losing their right to health care when the U.S. Supreme Court offered a reprieve. Few were more grateful than the conservative politicians who had been railing against the Affordable Care Act while praying they would not have to face the political consequences of its collapse. For progressives, guaranteed health coverage...

Northwest Voices

Special-interest groups are given unfair priority over maritime industry

The Seattle Times’ recent Editorial “Give maritime industry a fair hearing on Shell’s oil-rig lease” is appreciated by the Washington Maritime Federation, which represents maritime businesses and the men and women of the working waterfront. The controversy surrounding the Port of Seattle’s lease with Foss Maritime has revealed a troubling reality about how city officials...