Note to Connelly: Republicans Bash Seattle Because it Has Lost Touch With Reality

Joel Connelly, Seattle’s answer to Mr. Wilson in the Dennis the Menace cartoons, has taken issue with Republican efforts to tie left leaning Mankha Dhingra to the frantic and feverish lefty politics of Seattle. He’s telling supporters of Jinyoung Englund to get off his lawn because he thinks it’s not relevant to point out the […]

Eagan: Amazon Took the “Soul” of Seattle?

A recent column in the New York Times by Timothy Egan exposes┬áthe depth of assumptions held by many in our community about Amazon, growth, and housing. The exposure isn’t so much in the content of Egan’s column but it’s form, a kind of wistful obituary for a city that, according to Eagan, was once a […]

Mental Health Issues: Angry Magnolia Neighbors Open Their Heads

In this line of work I’ve heard just about everything from worries about exploding sinks to weepy testimonials about how some townhouses mean certain death. When people fear change they’ll come up with just about every excuse why the change is bad except for what they’re really worried about: it’s called a red herring, something […]