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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Lone-wolf terror attacks may be springing from ISIS success

Analysts say that the extreme violence and territorial gains of the extremists may be larger factors than the ideology the group preaches in spurring attacks.

NEW YORK TIMES

David Horsey: Waffling Democrats embarrass themselves on campaign trail

Echoing Republican talking points, especially ones with little or no basis in fact, is not a recipe for a healthy, honest campaign.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Another Eastside soccer nonprofit pushes GOP candidate's re-election

IRS rules clearly prohibit political activities, but two groups have actively or implicitly supported Sen. Andy Hill in his race with Matt Isenhower.  

SEATTLEPI.COM

Fellow Republican governors may not be doing all they could to help Scott Walker

The Republican Governors Association appears to be giving him less money than might be reasonably expected in his tough fight for re-election. 

WEEKLY STANDARD

David Brooks: Political malpractice is responsible for national malaise

People want satisfying, decently paying work. For five years, political leaders have done nothing to pursue the obvious fixes to the economic and emotional stress on the middle class.

NEW YORK TIMES

Slade Gorton takes aim at Clint Didier's 'weird and extreme' views

A new TV ad uses Didier's own words against him. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

House Republicans aren't worrying about Hispanic votes

"There’s a simple reason that congressional Republicans are willing to risk alienating Hispanics: They don’t need their votes, at least not this year."

NEW YORK TIMES

Dueling gun initiatives: is intuition enough of a background check?

'“If a guy’s an obvious gangbanger, I won’t sell to him. .  .if his face is all covered with tattoos and he’s got tears under one eye, he’s an idiot. He shouldn’t have a firearm.”'

KUOW-FM

Monica Lewinsky re-emerges with a purpose

Monica Lewinsky gave her first public speech in more than a decade to a launch a campaign against cyber bullying.

POLITICO

Democrats see black vote as their last hope for holding Senate

"The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls."

NEW YORK TIMES
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