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How Trump mainstreamed the “alt-right”

Seattle-based journalist David Neiwert is an expert in the right-wing extremism that has gained notoriety of late. A "constellation of conspiracist, racist, anti-government hate-mongerers" spawned by our…

The orcas are starving

Victoria photographer Mark Malleson took this photograph of the Southern Resident killer whale known as J-34, or Doublestuf, breaching while he was in the interior…

Michael Medved sticks up for his column on slavery in America

Like most pundits, Michael Medved loves to be controversial. And this week the Seattle-based, conservative national talk-radio host got a quadruple dose of it for…

Crimes of hate: Sometimes justice is blind to the obvious

The story after a while becomes awfully familiar: Someone in Seattle is assaulted because of who they are – gay, black, Jewish. It bears all…

A chat with ‘mcjoan’ of Daily Kos

It's a long way from a mountain plateau in Idaho to a presidential debate in Chicago. But Seattle's Joan McCarter - aka "mcjoan," as the…

Dispatch from Yearly Kos: Running for president with the netroots

CHICAGO – Maybe it was the energy in the room, or the setting, or the format, or maybe even the Northwest influence – but whatever…

Dispatch from Yearly Kos: Not exactly a pack of nutcases

Chicago – The scene at the McCormick Place Convention Center this weekend is in many ways a snapshot of the growing power of the Internet…