Saturday, January 16, 2021

Charles Mudede

The Problems of Racist Policing Compound When Using Credit Scores to Determine Insurance Rates

If a poor credit rating can result in an auto insurance policy that's way out of reach for a working-class person, then you...

A Year Into the Pandemic and Still So Many City People Are Bumpkins About Covid Etiquette

Don't pass on the escalators, put a mask on your toddler, and quash the small talk. ...

Why Are So Many White People So Unhappy?

Because they say they feel neglected. ...

The Unacknowledged Death of Seattle’s Most Famous Racist Ceramicist

Charles Krafft's striking work on the cover of The Stranger's print edition on the week of August 10-16, 2000. The Stranger A well-known local artist is missing from the Seattle Time's recent article, "In Memoriam: 11 Seattle-area community members pay...

Slog AM: This Week In Trump's Downfall, Trump a No-Show for Inauguration, 140,000 Jobs Died in December, Introducing Jenny Cudd

First Things First: Trump will not attend Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, which means that will settle that. Like the South African "liquor slave" said about the aliens in the movie District 9, "We just want you go,...

Reverend Raphael Warnock and the US's Two Incompatible Christianities

American politics after Trump needs a sermon from Reverend Warnock more than ever. MEGAN VARNER/GETTY IMAGES Right after my father died in 2010, I informed my family on Facebook (aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on) that I was an atheist....

The Police Were Totally Asleep for the D.C. Siege, But They Were Wide Awake for the BLM Protests

The National Guard fans out down Pine St on the eighth day of protesting in June. Absolutely shocked we didn't see a similar formation before Trump goons stormed the Capitol building. RICH SMITH To be honest with everyone, I have...

The Christmas COVID Surge Has Predictably Arrived

This was predictable. Those who know a thing or two expected a surge of COVID cases when the weather got cold in October, and that happened. They then expected a surge due to unrestricted Thanksgiving travel, and that happened....

Trees Are Finally Going to Space

Weyerhaeuser's Pioneer Square building reflecting on trees. Charles Mudede It's only a start, but Japan has a group of scientists and an old logging company working on the idea of making satellites out of wood. (The company, Sumitomo Forestry, was...

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