Category Archives: Politics

A Covid Journal – Day 2 of Self-Quarantine

By Bruce A. Smith March 12, 2020, 8 pm. Today has been peaceful. It’s been like a snow day without shoveling. Plus, the sun was shining – again (!) – and temperatures in Eatonville hovered near 60 degrees. So, I … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – a report from the nation’s initial epicenter of the coronavirus

By Bruce A. Smith Friday, March 6, 2020 Since the world is freaking out about the Covid-19 virus, I thought I share a perspective on what is happening here in Washington. To begin, the epicenter of the outbreak in Washington … Continue reading

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The Bernie Sanders candidacy and possible presidency – an analysis

By Bruce A. Smith Bernie Sanders is clearly the Democratic Party frontrunner for their presidential nomination. He won big in Nevada, nosed ahead in New Hampshire, and captured a near-tie in Iowa, along with Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Yet, Bernie’s candidacy … Continue reading

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The Bernie Revolution comes to the Tacoma Dome – and perhaps the entire nation

By Bruce A. Smith Senator Bernie Sanders came to the Tacoma Dome on Monday, Feb. 17 and spoke to a Standing-Room Only audience of nearly 20,000 folks, revealing the powerful momentum his presidential campaign has developed. Sanders was in town … Continue reading

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The GOP Lighting Itself on Fire Provides a Hostile Takeover Opportunity for Independents and Centrists

A Guest Editorial by Eric Ulis Until recently I was registered as a Republican, albeit a centrist. That said, I am going to make a prediction: In the wake of the moral bankruptcy demonstrated by the Republican Party during the … Continue reading

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Why do some British people not like Donald Trump? – An essay by Nate White

Editor’s Note: The following is written by a British author named Nate White. His essay is published here with his kind permission. Initially, I received this piece from my ex in NY, who got it from her brother in Tucson, … Continue reading

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Reaction to the 2018 historic elections by Yelm Community Blog editor, Steve Klein

Editor’s Note: The following essay is from Steve Klein, and was posted today on his Yelm Community Blog. Re-posted here with his kind approval. ********************************************* By Steve Klein This is my take-away from last night’s election results: Nationally

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Election Day, 2018 – One Man’s Predictions

By Bruce A. Smith I think tomorrow’s elections will reveal a growing Red Tide in our country as opposed to the hoped-for Blue Wave. As one Republican strategist declared on “The Circus,” a weekly Showtime political show, the Democrats will … Continue reading

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Great TV comes to Netflix: “Occupied,” and “Nobel”

By Bruce A. Smith For those who like well-written dramatic TV series with excellent production values, I recommend two recent additions at Netflix: “Occupied,” and “Nobel.” Both are made by Norwegian TV outfits, and both are sub-titled. But English is … Continue reading

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Local Dems to hold first-ever Spaghetti Feed in support of 8th CD Candidates

Special to the Mountain News: Next weekend on Sunday, February 18 at the Elk Plain Grange in Spanaway, local Democrats are hosting the party’s first fundraising spaghetti feed in recent memory. The driving force is their push to “Flip the … Continue reading

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