Columnists

Looking away from abortion

In an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber...

Northwest Voices

Housing affordability: Where’s the evidence for the mayor’s housing plan?

The guest column by the Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory (HALA) Committee’s co-chairs makes many assertions about the panel’s affordable-housing plan for Seattle without offering evidence that the plan would produce its desired results . Saying that “deliberate planning is required to ensure that Seattle’s housing market is accessible now and in the future” isn’t...