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Post-Brexit Europe Sees Left Losing Ground

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias is something like Spain's Bernie Sanders. Eric Crama /Shutterstock.com A general election was held in Spain yesterday to end a six-month deadlock between the traditional parties, and it appears the big winner is the center-right People’s Party (PP), which gained seats. Show More Summary

The Democratic Party Platform Moves Slightly Left, Thanks to Sanders

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Sanders is taking the battle for a progressive platform all the way to the convention. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Keep your eye on the ball, progressives. Late last week, members of the Democratic National Committee...Show More Summary

ICYMI: Gun Advocate Needed Her Guns To Protect Herself and Her Family

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The woman who posted this to Facebook... “It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away,” she wrote in March, “but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning...Show More Summary

An Amtrak Locomotive Derailed in Tukwila This Weekend

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Luckily no one was hurt. Studio C / Shutterstock.com The Amtrak Cascades train, carrying passengers from Portland to Seattle, was running on the same route BNSF uses to transport crude oil shipments to Puget Sound refineries. Show More Summary

"Slow Down" on Affordable Housing Plan, Insists Downtown Homeowner

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover 50 shades of are you fucking kidding me? HG Last week, I wrote about the residents of a downtown tower who are holding a new city housing affordability program hostage because they're upset about a new building going...Show More Summary

Watch Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren Campaign Together in Ohio Today

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle I could watch these two onstage together forever. Hillary Clinton Speeches & Events This rally just happened, and I haven't had a chance to watch the whole video yet, so let's watch together. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Morning News: Supreme Court Gets Rid of Texas' Abortion Restrictions, Jesse Williams' Powerful Awards Speech, and Pride

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!! Billion Photos / Shutterstock U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down "Expensive, Unnecessary" Abortion Restrictions in Texas: The laws, which required abortion clinics to have the similar standards to...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Finally: Some good news. a katz/Shutterstock In the most important abortion case since the 1990s, the United States Supreme Court has sided with women. In a 5-3 decision, the court ruled today that severe regulations...Show More Summary

Our Complete Fourth of July Calendar

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Where To Celebrate with Fireworks, Parades, Zoo Animals, And More by Stranger Things To Do Staff

Your Weekly Roundup: Seattle Pride, Secret Police Union Negotiations, Coming Out Through Art

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jessica Fu Your roundup of this week’s most widely-read, shared, and discussed stories. The 42nd annual Seattle Pride Parade is on Sunday. Kelly O • There are countless ways to celebrate Pride this weekend. (Well, we counted 35.) There’s the Pride Parade‚ of course, but don’t overlook these other cheap and easy events and activities. Show More Summary

Watch: Oil Train Protesters Interrupt President Obama at Jay Inslee Fundraiser

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone "If we get cynical and vote on fears, or we don't vote at all, we won't build on the progress we've started," the president said. SB A handful of oil train protesters—including climate activist Sarra Tekola—interrupted...Show More Summary

"This Is Not an Isolated Incident," Says Victim of Anti-Trans Attack

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf in the wake of an anti-trans attack on Michael M. Volz, right, on Wednesday night, they and Gender Justice League executive director Danni Askini call for the LGBTQ+ community to rally together against anti-LGBTQ+ violence. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Degraded And It Feels So Bad (Right After It Feels So Good)

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage This is a pretty serious issue that I've been grappling with for my entire adult life, really. And I am currently in therapy, but I'd also like your perspective. I'm a very kinky guy and always have been, since a young age. Show More Summary

Before Tonight's Fundraiser with President Obama, Governor Inslee Meets with Feds Over "Bomb" Trains

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Can Governor Jay Inslee make the Obama administration do something about this? Columbia Riverkeeper I'm currently sitting in a soundproof room near the Convention Center with a handful of other journalists waiting to hear President Barack Obama stump for Jay Inslee's reelection campaign. Show More Summary

Delightful Isolation Offers a History of Underground New Zealand Music at Pony

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal This DJ night may very well give you Chills. If you live long enough, you'll witness a DJ event for practically every niche imaginable. So it's not too surprising that a night devoted to underground music from New Zealand is happening at Pony Bar (Thursday June 30, 10 pm, free, 21+). Show More Summary

British Scientists Wanted No Exit From the EU

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck England voted to leave the European Union the UK entered over 40 years ago. Yuri Turkov / Shutterstock.com As the shockwaves of the morning’s news from Britain continue to spread across the Atlantic, we’re starting to learn more about the demographic makeup of voters both for and against Brexit. Show More Summary

Another Cannabis Security Guard Gets Shot

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Yesterday, I wrote about House Republicans blocking an amendment that would have protected banks that work with cannabusinesses, helping get cash off the premises and reduce the incentive for armed robberies,...Show More Summary

Surounded by Swastikas, Trump Praises German Patriotism

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume Local bottoms make their voices heard. Chad Zuber / Shutterstock.com So, how's Donald Trump's Scotland visit going? Not bad, if you don't mind a little Nazi imagery. Probably the most fun moment of the trip so far was a disruption by comedian Simon Brodkin during a Trump speech. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey Can't Stop Being a Badass White Savior in The Free State of Jones

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ijeoma Oluo Watch the magical negroes heal Matthew McConaughey from his wounds that he received while badassing his way into exile. Enjoy this film White People, and yes, you are white because this movie was definitely made for you and I'm not sure why anybody nonwhite would want to watch it. Show More Summary

35 Cheap & Easy Pride Events in Seattle This Weekend

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Parades, Rallies, Club Nights, And More by Stranger Things To Do Staff Pride Weekend is finally here, and, although there are events that require lots of money or ticket purchases far in advance, many of them are cheap and easy for all...Show More Summary

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