Mix It Up
Let’s cut straight to the bottom line: Karen Hardy is a badass. And she’s looking to parlay her horse-sense pragmatism and seemingly bottomless well of energy into becoming the first Democrat in forever to win election to the state Senate from the devoutly conservative 7th Legislative District.
Last week’s events Evergreen State College in Olympia regarding the protests of biology professor Bret Weinstein who refused to take part in the college’s annual Day of Absence sparked a firestorm among both rightists and leftists nationwide.
In April, the homegrown public opinion trackers at Elway Research released the results of their post-presidential election polling and found that while red and blue Washington are indeed polars apart in many ways, the biggest differences are found in attitudes on three topics.
Polarization is a word used early and often to describe politics both nationally and in the state of Washington. Yet, right here in the middle of the Trump Show, right here in the Evergreen State, comes a display of bipartisan solidarity courtesy of a 9,000-year-old skeleton.
Who knew? Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson is a nationally ranked chess player. Of course, his jousting in a different venue -- against Donald Trump over the proposed Muslim travel ban -- earned him wide acclaim.