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

Paul Krugman: Surprise, Medicare and Obamacare costs are manageable

In fact, the easing of health care cost rises in the programs shows what good governmental policy can achieve.

NEW YORK TIMES

David Horsey: In gun land, sure, give the girl a gun

The 9-year-old girl in an Arizona shooting tragedy was described as "mature." Well, perhaps more mature than the parents who saw an outing to a gun range as a treat.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Danny Westneat: Ideology and Labor Day

A new level of unreality was reached in a right-wing group's attack on Labor Day.

SEATTLE TIMES

Fred Barnes: Democrats go 'four Pinocchios' phony in Arkansas

The candidate who appears to strike fear in the Democrats' hearts is a small-town native who graduated from Harvard Law School and served in combat.

WEEKLY STANDARD

Joel Connelly: Tim Eyman promises to roll back $15 minimum wage

The for-profit initiative promoter lowballs the restaurant and hospitality with a $1.1 million starting figure for what would be a nasty and divisive campaign to stop cities from setting their own minimum wages.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Nearly a dozen U.S. citizens identified as fighting in Syria

Some are with ISIS, officials said.

NEW YORK TIMES

How investigation could undo NY Gov. Cuomo

Federal prosecutors are looking into the abrupt dismantling of an anti-corruption commission, which the governor himself had appointed, after it began looking into the activities of his supporters. 

WEEKLY STANDARD

Charles Blow: Bill O'Reilly's problem with his white privilege is denial

The talk show host is on a rant, building his argument with statements that clash with one another.

NEW YORK TIMES

State GOP: Let's get women to like us on social media

One idea: Attack Gov. Inslee's suspension of the death penalty. That might work -- with men. 

PUBLICOLA

Political consultant Bob Gogerty dies at 74

A Democrat, he was respected by all sides with Republicans also seeking his advice.

SEATTLE TIMES
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