Columnists

China’s naked emperors

Politicians who preside over economic booms often develop delusions of competence. You can see this domestically: Jeb Bush imagines that he knows the secrets of economic growth because he happened to be governor when Florida was experiencing a giant housing bubble, and he had the good luck to leave office just before it burst. We’ve...

Northwest Voices

Campaign financing: An idea to spur citizen funding

The Sightline Institute’s recent report that showed half of Seattle’s campaign money in 2013 came from just 0.3 percent of the city’s adult population is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s wrong with the way campaigns are funded . Like Sightline’s Director Alan Durning said, “Seattle isn’t corrupt like the...