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Posts published by “Jeff Sowers”

Opinion | We need fiscal responsibility and stewardship at the Port of Olympia

A Port for the people Many people don’t realize that the Port of Olympia serves all of Thurston County, that all county property owners pay property taxes to support the Port, and that Port Commission races are county-wide. That means that all Thurston County voters have the opportunity to vote…

Denny Heck and most House Democrats say yes to Trump’s deportation machine

Last July, when few people were paying attention, Denny Heck, along with most House Democrats, failed to stand up for immigrant rights. They instead voted in favor of continuing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), Trump’s deportation machine. Only 32 House…

Denny Heck does not represent the people

If we are ever going to get the kind of progressive change our society so desperately needs, we are going to have to elect representatives who will stand up to corporate power and fight for the progressive agenda that the majority of Americans want. We want things like a living…

How US regime change in Syria destroyed a nonviolent movement and pushed the country into civil war

The war in Syria is the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century. What started as an inspirational nonviolent movement for democracy has devolved into one of the most violent civil wars in recent history. At the early stages of the uprising, a popular nonviolent movement emerged and promoted a…

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