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August 8, 2008 3:40 PM

A G.O.P. Organ?

Posted by Bruce Ramsey

David Goldstein, who runs the Seattle howling-left blog HorsesAss.org, here portrays the Times editorial page as Republican. He reaches this elephantine conclusion after tabulating our political endorsements. In this, he counts every Republican we endorse as a Republican, but not every Democrat as a Democrat. Secretary of State Sam Reed, a man some conservatives slander as a RINO (Republican in Name Only), is pegged as an unhyphenated Republican, as is Allan Martin, the party’s candidate for the technical job of state treasurer. Democratic State Auditor Brian Sonntag, however, is labeled only half a Democrat because he did an audit of Sound Transit. A full Democrat would presumably have left the agency alone.

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August 8, 2008 3:00 PM

Seattle Times recommends King County's Initiative 26

Posted by Kate Riley

In Sunday's paper, the Seattle Times editorial board is recommending King County voters vote for Initiative 26, a ballot measure that would start the county down the road toward a nonpartisan government. If the measure is approved in the Aug. 19 primary, voters will weigh a county charter amendment in November. The proposal is to make county elective offices nonpartisan.

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August 8, 2008 1:00 AM

Rethinking health care

Posted by Lance Dickie

A slumping national economy and scary headlines about major job losses are fueling interest in universal health-insurance coverage. Two changes in particular are forcing people to rethink how health insurance is provided.

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