Charter school supporters pour money into Supreme Court race

How to buy yourself a judge and a judicial decision. This is America.  Major supporters of charter schools in Washington are spending heavily to defeat state Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, who wrote last year’s decision finding the institutions unconstitutional.   The News Tribune reports that the political action committee of Stand for Children spent …

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Washington delegates prepare for Hillary Clinton speech

This is the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and the focus is on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton will speak Thursday, and is expected to discuss how to boost the economy, improve national security and unite a divided nation. She will aim to strike a stark contrast with Republican nominee Donald …

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While Jill Stein Rallies Sanders Supporters, Gary Johnson Keeps ‘Low Profile’

We can only hope that Gary Johnson makes it into the September debates. There will be some real content for American voters. Via Fox Business: While the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein courts the Bernie Sanders supporters protesting at the DNC, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson says he has decided to take the …

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Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador 6th poorest in Congress

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is the sixth-poorest member of Congress, according to a comparison by InsideGov.com, with an average net worth, based on his federal financial disclosures, of minus $216,000. That’s far eclipsed by the poorest member, Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., whose $25 million-plus in debt stems from a family dairy farm that his father started …

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A Two Party System

Now the United States has had a two-party system from the beginning. This is part of our unwritten constitution, but one that is a necessary result of the written structures that the Constitution put into place. In a parliamentary system, the chief executive is a “congressman.” This cedes a great deal of power to splinter …

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Pro-Life Democrats Struggle with Clinton Challenging Status Quo

They aren’t struggling very hard. This is a no-brainer (pardon the pun, Planned Parenthood). #PPSellsBabyParts Not much about the 2016 presidential campaign has been business as usual. In addition to nominating two divisive candidates, both parties are challenging major political measures that have long been off the table. On the Republican side, Donald Trump promises to repeal the …

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Sanders meets with Idaho delegates at the DNC

On the final day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended breakfast at the Idaho delegates’ hotel, where he addressed them along with delegations from Utah, West Virginia, Hawaii, North and South Dakota. The convention has been tense for Sanders delegates, who feel as though the DNC was unfair …

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Anyone Can Now Print Out All TSA Master Keys

Shortly after The Washington Post inadvertently published a photo of seven TSA master keys, a group of security experts were able to copy their designs and release their 3D models online. Now, these same experts have deciphered the secrets of the eighth and last master key the agency uses even without a photo to guide them. The first seven keys are …

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Reagan Republican Leaders Resign

Via Cd’A Press:  A Republican Party that includes Donald Trump no longer has room for Jeff Ward or Lora Gervais. In protest, the two leaders of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans notified the club’s board last week that they’re resigning, and the public announcement is expected to be made today, Ward said. “I cannot associate with a …

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Obama urges Clinton support

His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation’s democracy and warning against the “deeply pessimistic vision” of Republican Donald Trump. “America is already great. America is already strong,” he declared …

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Gun control initiative will be on Washington State Ballot

This should concern everyone: the ability to remove one’s constitutional rights by the court based on hear-say. Voters will get a chance to decide in November whether Washington judges should be able to order people who are considered dangerous to give up their guns. Initiative 1491 would allow family members or law enforcement officials to …

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Do you really want either Hillary or Trump to parent America’s children? Time to homeschool, people!

WikiLeaks releases hacked Democratic National Committee audio files

WikiLeaks released files on Wednesday of what it said were audio recordings pulled from the emails of the Democratic National Committee that were obtained by hacking its servers. The latest release, which came in the middle of the Democratic National Convention where Hillary Clinton was officially named the party’s presidential nominee, is the second batch …

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