Political Issues

Why are Seattleites all reading this novel together this spring?

Grab yer reading glasses, folks. The whole dang city is reading and discussing “Homegoing” by Ghanian American author Yaa Gyasi this season.

/ March 23, 2018

This Seattleite wants to bridge political divisions over dinner

“Mealtime is probably the most powerful cultural asset that we have in America,” says Emily Nelson. “And we need to use it now — now more than ever.”

/ March 14, 2018

Here’s why people are mad at Washington legislators over our public records law

At least 12 Washington news organizations have condemned the State Legislature’s emergency bill to bury some public records.

/ February 27, 2018

13 tips on how to have difficult conversations without losing your cool

Tense conversations are hard, and we believe that the decision to engage in one, or stay in one, or see any value in one, is entirely personal.

/ February 7, 2018

We need to continue talking with people who disagree with us. So where do we go from here?

It’s been eight months since we took a group of people from liberal King County to visit conservative Sherman County. Here’s what we learned.

/ November 22, 2017

9 thoughtful projects Seattleites launched after the 2016 election

Seattleites didn’t sit still after Donald Trump was elected president. Instead, they made some amazing things to help foster connection and community.

/ November 10, 2017

What one Seattleite learned after spending a year encouraging Trump and Clinton voters to talk

Meet the Seattleite who got folks with differing politics to talk about U.S. culture & politics over the course of President Trump’s first year in office.

/ November 9, 2017

WTF just happened today? Ask Matt Kiser.

What began as a side-project tracking Trump’s first 100 days in office turned into a popular daily newsletter and podcast. “What the F*ck Just Happened Today?” founder Matt Kiser tells us what inspired him to start his “no-bullshit, direct, to-the-point” guide of what’s happening in the White House.

/ November 7, 2017

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan on leadership: ‘While it always feels like it’s about you, it can never really be about you’

Here’s what Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan has to say on leadership and learning.

/ October 27, 2017

Mayoral candidate Cary Moon on leadership: ‘If we’re all trying to solve the problem piecemeal…we are wasting a lot of energy’

Here’s what Seattle mayoral candidate Cary Moon has to say on leadership and learning.

/ October 27, 2017