Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Voters in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday approved a first-in-the-nation "democracy voucher" ballot initiative that could serve as a national model on campaign finance reform. Initiative 122 (I-122), which was endorsed by nearly every Seattle City Council candidate and enjoyed the support of dozens of local and national progressive groups, passed...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
From clean elections to transgender rights to marijuana legalization, voters...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A picket line of striking Seattle educators from September 10, 2015. (Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP)
The first Seattle teachers strike in 30 years has forced the district into a...


Is there anything more enraging than the ugly spectacle of Senate millionaires and lobbyists - a broad coalition "from the rich to the very rich to the super-rich" - ganging up to defeat a minimum wage raise supported by the majority of the American people, aka the people they ostensibly represent? Seattle helped ease the pain a bit with a phased-in deal to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour over a few years, proving MLK was right again about that arc of the moral universe.