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Seattle’s Socialist Alternative: a Marxist’s puzzle of what to do when you win an election?

After being a Seattle Councilmember for a decade, Kshama Sawant will retire from public office at the end of December. In January 2023, Sawant...

Our Cultural Assumptions stop us from achieving National Health Care Coverage

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How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

            With the public gravitating toward insular hostile camps, bipartisan cooperation is rare in our current politics. Mónica Guzmán building a bridge between such groups....

The Battle Will Come After the Voting is Over!

Written by Nick Licata Even if Biden had clearly won enough electoral votes after the November election, Trump’s attorneys are prepared to go nuclear.  Two recent...

RBG’s replacement will cut Civil Rights for Women

Written by Nick Licata | Originally published 9/27/20   Senate Republicans discard their principles and rally religious anti-abortion voters to re-elect them. In Republicans’ rush to appoint a...

Citizenship – Bridging Individualism & Community to Sustain our Democracy

Written by Nick Licata | Originally published 9/17/20 Citizenship should support a democratic republic that protects individuals’ freedoms and the community’s welfare. We need it...

Two Conventions – In One Nation Divided between Liberalism and Populism

Written by Nick Licata on 9/2/20 for Medium     Defanging Repressive Immigration Legislation City by City The party conventions televised a growing chasm in our nation. Under Biden, the...

An “Autonomous” Three Block-Long Seattle Street Threatens America – What?

Written by Nick Licata   President Donald Trump from his New Jersey private golf club tweeted this past Friday morning June 12, that “The terrorists burn...

Seattle’s Urban Light Rail Needed Transparency to Get Built

Written by: Nick Licata     I often read the inspiring tale of The Little Train That Could to my two-year-old granddaughter.  When she gets older, I should read...

Debating Climate Change Has Limits – Let’s Start Talking About the Weather

Written by Nick Licata This piece also appears on Medium for easier reading and submitting comments   In a debate, one side wins and the other side loses. How...

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