February 5, 2018

Only the most naive among us would fail to realize that political parties invest vast amounts of resources in pollsters, marketing analysts, focus groups, image consultants, psychologists, political consultants, public relation experts, media advisors et al. to cultiva...

November 19, 2017

Right now, I sit in a 100+ year old building, in the old offices of the 1930s CIO, in the office of Mr Dick Law, a Finnish lawyer and organizer whose wife Laura would be murdered in the wake of both of their activism over half a century ago. Her murder was never solved...

November 3, 2017

We received this email from Bernie Sanders via Move-on.org. I have removed the solicitations for donations. Bernie's words ring true. We must reject this horrific budget and tax break. A few more bucks in my pocket are not worth cutting vital programs so that the riche...

November 3, 2017

Economic Inequality. What does that mean? Economic inequality is the difference found in economic well-being among people in a group and among groups in a population. By some measures, the difference in wealth and income between the most rich and the rest of us is at a...

September 18, 2017

I remember hearing that old saw, ’if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.’ That used to tick me off. Why can’t I complain, it’s something I can do that doesn’t require much effort. Besides if I don’t complain how will anything get started?


As members of a society that c...

September 16, 2017

Aberdeen Daily World, Letter to the Editor, Sept 16, 2017


Tulsi Gabbard, a congressperson from Hawaii, just announced the “OFF” bill (H.R.3671 - Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act). The bill proposes to move the United States’ electricity, auto and rail systems t...

September 6, 2017

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency

by Joshua Green. Penguin Press, 2017.

Notes by Dan Leahy

September 6, 2017

When Bannon was in the White House, I was told this book was a must read. I just finished reading it. It's a quick and...

July 18, 2017

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/column-fighting-trickle-economics-seattle/

Trickle-down economics is best known as the claim that when the rich get richer, that’s good for the economy. But the real perniciousness of the idea is its inverse: If the poor get rich...

Healthcare Crisis in Grays Harbor

By Marianna Hopkins Everson

In recent news reports from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner of Washington State, we have learned that the remaining health insurance providers that cover Grays Harbor are likely to stop providing cove...

May 12, 2017

I have been obsessed with this nose dive in purchasing power since the 1990s - when, in addition to the decline in wages, people were being relentlessly marketed by subprime lenders who targeted seniors and their adult children. The cash cow targets were the seniors wi...

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