commented on Alarming Comments on LGBTQ Youth from the Woman Who Wants to Be Washington State’s Top Education Official
The thing about Erin is that I think she's absolutely sincere, she's absolutely a great candidate for the job, and she's absolutely afraid of offending anyone. It's nice to say that you're running to represent everyone and want to give every viewpoint its due respect, but some folks really do deserve only to be told to fuck off.
One way to judge a politician is by their enemies, and I don't know who Erin's enemies are. That bothers me.
Aug 19, 2014
commented on Want to Help Ferguson? Get Behind Reparations
"He's not talking about handing cash over to black people."
...except that's exactly what reparations is. The rest of the stuff is social programs that could be done without the toxic label, but that's not what Coates is after.
Jul 17, 2014
commented on If There Can Be Six Californias, There Could Be Two Washingtons
God, the politics geek in me would adore this.
Would McMorris-Rogers run for the Senate, giving up her power in the House? Would Peter Goldmark come home to run for Governor in a likely primary against Lisa Brown, to see who would square off in the general election against Matt Shea or Sharon Brown? Would Michael Baumgartner finally get the Senate seat that he covets?
The dynamics would be incredible!
May 31, 2014
commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Beginning of Obvious Justness for African Americans
I'm more than a little surprised at the people who are praising the Coates article for not being prescriptive, when that's what I thought its biggest flaw was. He proved that racism exists, but that's not anything that we didn't know.
There are more than enough proposals for reparations out there to make an informed decision, and for Coates to ignore that shows he's not really as interested in the "solution" as he is about talking around the problem.