“Familiar faces” is a term used for Seattle’s prolific offenders in the criminal justice system, writes Scott Lindsay in Crosscut, where he considers how two candidates for city attorney would deal with these repeat offenders. Read More ›
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and Facebook itself share a vocabulary that reflects current sensibilities. They both talk about making Facebook “safe” — as proofs of the social media giants’ role in making America uglier pop up daily. Read More ›
Former President Donald Trump hasn’t been in office since January, and he doesn’t live in Virginia. Nonetheless, Trump has become the biggest issue in the Virginia governor’s race; it’s a sign that Democrats know they could lose not only their hold on Richmond but also Congress during next year’s midterm elections. Read More ›
Asked Wednesday when Congress will raise the debt ceiling by mid-October, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded that the House will do what needs to be done “because it’s the responsible thing to do.” What exactly? “We’re paying the Trump credit card,” she said. As long as both parties think they can keep spending money on credit and blame it all on the other side, red ink will flow. Read More ›
This time, mourning parents aren’t blaming a president for sending their children to war to die. They’re angry that he ordered a botched withdrawal in which their children were killed — and he thought it was about his grief.
He doesn’t know what to say to them, and I don’t know what to say about him, other than: He doesn’t seem to be in command. Read More ›