Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to supporters at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center on May 7, 2016 in Lynden. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Hispanic backers move away from Trump after immigration speech

Some Hispanic conservatives are reconsidering their support of Trump after he delivered a speech on immigration Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2016
Thanks to Bernie Sanders' economic equality platform more young people are identifying themselves as socialists. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Thanks to Bernie, socialism is no longer a dirty word

The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.
Jun 6, 2016
Hundreds of protestors demonstrated at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally on May 7, 2016 at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden, Wash.  (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Supporters and protesters greet Trump at rally near Canada border

More than 200 anti-Trump protestors peacefully demonstrated before and after the event, repeating chants like “love trumps hate” and “si se puede.”
May 8, 2016
Varisha Khan speaks at a press conference of community leaders who denounced Trump ahead of two rallies in Washington. (Photo Venice Buhain.)

Washington state community leaders denounce Trump ahead of planned rallies

Gov. Jay Inslee and others gathered at El Centro de la Raza Friday to denounce presidential contender Donald J. Trump, one day before he visits Washington.
May 6, 2016
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Northwest expats in Thailand cheer Obama victory with locals

BANGKOK, Thailand–As the elections unfolded yesterday in the US, a small huddle of Americans glued their eyes to the CNN report, broadcasting the returns in a mostly empty bar here in Bangkok. The American-owned Roadhouse BBQ was one of only two bars in the city advertising an election watch. Yet in a city packed full […]
Nov 7, 2012
A younger, less popular Jimmy Carter (photo from flickr user gademocrats)

Jimmy Carter at the World Affairs Council: Not your grandfather’s American Exceptionalism

The lights are low and excitement high at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle.  Murmuring gives way to whistling and foot stomping and finally shouting and thunderous applause. A smiling white-haired man steps onstage.  No, it isn’t Bono or the Boss, it’s former President Jimmy Carter, and Seattle loves him. I knew three things about […]
Feb 6, 2012