President Donald Trump has veered into perilous territory with his assault on the free press and the First Amendment. His references to journalists as the “enemy of the American people” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic.
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.
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.
A lockdown facility surrounded on all sides by water, ala Alcatraz, creates a feeling of high security. But it isn’t practical, and Washington state leaders should do a serious analysis of the alternatives.