The Moderators Were All Cowards: Like climate change, the drug war ravaging the border, gay marriage, and the prison industrial complex, some of most important shit in this country was deemed too hot for the presidential debates.

“Given that climate change may be the greatest challenge we face in the decades ahead, to be silent on the issue over the course of four debates does a real disservice to the country,” Penn State climate researcher Michael Mann said in an email.

New iPad Mini Out Today: And that's good news for journalism.

We Want Billy: "After a two-year campaign that was part resume stunt, part charity drive and part heartfelt effort to get his far-flung friends together for a great time, the irrepressible Seattle man has actually persuaded Billy Idol to play his birthday party Friday night."

In Yakima: "Man accidentally drives over himself."

Today in Seattle's Leading GOP Newspaper: The top of the Space Needle will get a pedestrian new motif of evergreen trees.

Antidote to the SECB: Faith and Freedom Network's Gary Randall issues his endorsements.

He Wasn't Even Armed: "Las Vegas police are looking for a 31-year-old Southern California man they believe sneaked into a restricted area of the Venetian resort earlier this month and stole $1.6 million in high-denomination casino chips."

Sarah Palin's Money: Funding John Koster, a candidate for Congress in Washington State 1st District race.

The President: His one-minute TV ad out today makes a well-paced, logical argument for staying on course and taxing the rich: