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Oh, the things you can eat!

Raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo. In Seattle, where elimination diets abound, I'm a convinced and happy omnivore. I gladly eat fresh melons from Mexico (it helps…

A new chapter for urbanism?

Citiwire founder and syndicated columnist Neal Peirce, whose unique beat for four decades has been America's cities, announced last week that he is ending his Citiwire column. It’s not exactly…

Don’t look now: Big Brothers are watching

It has become a commonplace joke on the phone that the NSA is probably listening in. The humor is a bit forced because it hides…

Democrats are inviting trouble over education reform

If you wanted to get yourself crosswise with people who should be your friends, you hardly could do better than the Democratic Party of California…

Long live the urban courtyard!

Like the revival of salsa music, martinis and Art Deco, central cities as desirable and popular places to live have taken the nation by surprise.…

Seeking donor to democratize Seattle’s forgotten art

Here’s an idea for our local Medici’s: Give a large grant to your favorite museum so it can distribute some of its mostly unseen treasures…

How much of the world will Obama, Romney miss on foreign policy?

The Commission on Presidential Debates selected six subjects for the foreign policy debate: America’s role in the world; Afghanistan and Pakistan; Israel and Iran; Changing…

Canada’s election: moving right and moving left

A few years ago, Canada was a contented center-left country whose conservative party had been nearly obliterated by scandal and ideological infighting. In national elections…

The P-I: Saying goodbye to a liberal voice

The editorial 'Too many posers' in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer assails the majority Democrats in the Washington State Legislature for not following through on their promise…

We are in deep Viaduct

The state-led waterfront project team has told Seattle it must choose between erection of a new, even wider Alaskan Way Viaduct, or (what's called the…