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Tom Foley’s death is a worthy time to think about the late 20th century transition in western politics. Foley was really the last of a generation of western politicians who could come from rural areas but support a progressive agenda, including on environmental issues. He was mentored by Scoop Jackson, who for all the rightful […]

Go Ducks! Go Huskies!

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In Robert Farley
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On August 22, 2012
While it’s good to see Oregon and Washington on this list, I recall argument in the early part of the decade that the UW campus was regarded as a less safe LGBT space than the rest of Seattle. This was in large part because of the influx of students from Eastern Washington, whose social attitudes […]

Changes

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In djw
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On March 1, 2010
When this blog was launched nearly six long years ago, it was a Seattle-based blog, as all three ‘founders’ were graduate students in the political science department at the University of Washington. Shortly thereafter my two founding co-bloggers headed east to take tenure track positions in New York and Kentucky. I remained in Seattle, and […]

AppleFutility Cup

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On November 22, 2008

Consider: The Washington State Cougars are currently 1-10, with only a victory over Portland State to their credit. The Washington Huskies are 0-10, and likely to lose at Cal. The Seattle Seahawks are

Another Reason Why Judicial Review Is Necessary

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On December 5, 2007
The Washington Post has a story today about Murat Kurnaz, a German man of Turkish origin who wasted away in Guantanamo for four years despite conclusive intelligence reports that he is not an enemy combatant or a terrorist. He was finally released in May 2006. His story brings into sharp relief what’s at stake in […]
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