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August 11, 2008 5:12 PM

OSPI race: politics as usual or illegal campaigning?

Posted by Lynne Varner

In the race for the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, Washington's education unions are backing candidate Randy Dorn, a former state lawmaker and current union leader. And they are out to get the incumbent, Terry Bergeson, as payback for her support of the WASL exam. The state Public Disclosure Commission must decide whether a large money dump into the race is an example of union muscle or a violation of campaign finance laws.

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August 11, 2008 4:25 PM

More Seattle Times endorsements

Posted by Kate Riley

In Tuesday's paper, the Seattle Times editorial board is recommending for re-election Democrat Rick Larsen to his 2nd Congressional District seat and Republican Cheryl Pflug to her 5th state Legislative District position.

Monday, the Times endorsed incumbent Democrat Mike Kreidler for state insurance commissioner.

Here are all of the Seattle Times endorsements for the Aug. 19 primary so far.

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August 11, 2008 3:40 PM

Another Country Ditches the Draft

Posted by Bruce Ramsey

Taiwan, which has been one of the world’s more militarized societies—for a good reason—announced that it is shrinking its military head-count by one-third and eliminating the draft by 2013.

Good for Taiwan!

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August 11, 2008 12:00 PM

Looking for a few good Democrats

Posted by Lynne Varner

John Edwards, once the Golden Boy, is forever tarnished by an affair and unresolved questions over a possible love-child. He is the new Gary Hart of politics. The Golden Woman, Hillary Clinton, wants her 1,640 delegates laid out in a roll-call vote at the Democratic Convention. Politics' spurned woman would prefer the spectacle take place during prime-time. To say Barack Obama has a mess on his hands is an understatement. Luckily, it is solveable.

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