[reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com] This week we continue our discussion of Hillsboro’s (and many other public school districts’) embarrassing Equity training materials, which are based in Critical Race Theory , redefine “racism” so that only white people can be racist, and teach that meritocracy in America is a myth, since most success really […]
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- Senate Law and Justice Committee to investigate Sound Transit over ST3 May 16, 2017Senator Mike Padden, chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, announced that he plans to look into allegations that Sound Transit deliberately misled voters on ST3. Senators Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi requested the investigation in a letter to Padden and Senator Curtis King, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. “We are concerned that […]
- Water and budget, breakfast podcast, NWIRP May 15, 2017Welcome to candidate filing week, where like MLB Opening Day, hope springs eternal! Unfortunately, the Mariners are now farther back in the AL West than they have been at this point in the season since 2004. A word of wisdom perhaps to candidates from the M’s: not everything goes according to plan during a campaign. […]
- Column: Keep Safe Injection Sites out of King County May 15, 2017Last week we launched Initiative 27, an effort to ban Dow Constantine’s proposed heroin injection sites in King County and demand proven, compassionate solutions to get people off drugs and save lives before any more are lost from this opioid crisis. Our coalition is broad and diverse. We have people from all walks of life […]
- Obama to Make Joint Appearance With Merkel in Berlin to Promote Foundation May 22, 2017Former President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday to promote his foundation's work. The post Obama to Make Joint Appearance With Merkel in Berlin to Promote Foundation appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- MSNBC Host Awkwardly Reminds Viewers Hillary Clinton Was Never President May 22, 2017The post MSNBC Host Awkwardly Reminds Viewers Hillary Clinton Was Never President appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Mattis: An ‘Accelerated Campaign’ to Surround and Destroy ISIS May 22, 2017Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford are pleased with progress against the Islamic State under the Trump administration, reports Defense One, and look forward to its annihilation. The post Mattis: An ‘Accelerated Campaign’ to Surround and Destroy ISIS appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Sometimes the Answer Is “Yes” May 22, 2017As the Antiplanner has noted before, Betteridge’s law states that “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” But there are always exceptions, and one can be found above a recent Seattle Times article about a recent light-rail ballot measure, asking “Did Sound Transit mislead legislators and voters?” […]
- Making the Problem Worse May 18, 2017Oregon is responding to its housing affordability crisis by doing all the wrong things. The crisis is due to a shortage in supply which in turn is due to urban-growth boundaries. So the legislature legalized inclusionary zoning ordinances and Portland passed one. Such ordinances require developers to provide a certain percent of the homes they […]
- How About Just Tear Them Down May 18, 2017Business Insider must have been channeling some urban planning magazine last week when it asked what could be done with the hundreds of shopping malls suffering from the great retail apocalypse caused by Amazon and other on-line retailers. The publication’s answers leaned heavily to uses that need government subsidies, including art galleries, classrooms, community gathering […]