Columnists

Get government out of marriage altogether

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next. Some legal scholars have responded that, yes, the arguments for gay marriage could apply to relationships among more than two partners, as well. William Baude, a law professor at the University of...

Northwest Voices

Affordable housing plan: A smoke-screen from the HALA Committee

As described by City Councilmember John Okamoto, , “When supply is limited, demand goes up and higher rents follow.” That’s not only true with regard to rent, but higher prices for any type of housing. It’s basic economics of supply and demand. With the HALA Committee’s proposals, we’re led to believe that squeezing in more...