Initiative activists had good cause to challenge Puyallup’s rules against initiative signature-gathering outside the fairgrounds. We welcome the courts providing more clarity on the boundaries between free speech and public safety.
If an epic congressional upset happens in Eastern Washington, as seems possible after Tuesday’s primary, it will be because of party-flipping voters who haven’t given Democrats a sniff in a generation’s time.
Tuesday’s primary election gave Pierce County Republicans early warning that the much-anticipated Blue Wave is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, voters were wary of questionable incumbents and slimy campaign mailers.
Some healthy soul searching is taking place in newsrooms across the country these days over whether the mainstream media should be covering President Trump’s every tweet and rally. My answer: Absolutely!
Watch for the Democratic split to deepen and widen as the party’s 2020 presidential wannabes, likely an even larger field than the 17 contenders Republicans struggled with in 2016, begin their public maneuvering.