Guest Opinion: Time to fix our tax system

There is a joke around Olympia these days that life in the Legislature is like the movie Groundhog Day. Negotiators go behind closed doors, rumors…

Guest Opinion: Transportation bill neuters WA’s climate change response for next 16 years

For several years, negotiations have stalled in the Washington state Senate on a transportation package that would fund necessary investment in Washington’s roads, bridges, ferries…

Seattle’s Police Chief search: Smooth sailing ahead

Last week, the integrity of the police accountability process came under question when Chief Harry Bailey was criticized for reversing misconduct findings in several police…

Kshama Sawant & Seattle’s corporate inequality pushback

There are several reasons I voted for Kshama Sawant: She’s a fellow Indian-born immigrant and she volunteered for me at OneAmerica when she first came…

Courage? Embrace your inner scaredy-cat

Editor's Note: This essay is part of an occasional series on courage that will run in advance of Crosscut's first annual "Courage Awards" ceremony on October 31st.…

How Inslee can make a difference on sweatshops

Do your tax dollars go to support sweatshop labor in other countries?  Do you know where your clothes are made?  Are the workers who make…

6 ways to help immigrants and the entire state

Second of two articles. Part 1 is here. Imagine that you have just arrived in your new country. It’s cold here and your feet break…