Indivisible--The High Ground

Jerry LeClaire
Civics, Politics, and Science as Applied to the Inland Northwest
Created 20 Mar 2021
  • CMR Votes Against Infrastructure Funding
    10 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Last Friday the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (AKA the INVEST in America Act) and sent it President Biden’s desk. H.R. 3684 passed the Hous...
  • Truth, Numbers, and Denominators
    08 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    We humans grow up on stories, not numbers. For most of us, language and literacy (the ability to read and write) comes fairly early. Numeracy (the ability to understand and work with numbers) comes la...
  • Wealth and Taxes
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Cathy McMorris Rodgers (U.S. Rep from Congressional District 5, eastern Washington) sold the all-Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to her voters by talking endlessly about “money in your pocket...
  • Vote!
    02 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    NOTE: I plan to take a day off this coming Wednesday. Election results may not be final for days or weeks. POST: Since these elections mostly concern local races, depending on where you live your ball...
  • Shame on You, Ozzie
    01 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Ozzie Knezovich, the Sheriff of Spokane County, has signed on with local Republican business interests to offer fearmongering, negative sound bites in place of reason. Shame on Ozzie. Here’s a link to...
  • A New Republican-Made Bugaboo
    26 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    It is now the standard trick of the Republican playbook: Take a set of words out of context (and out of their original meaning in that context), purposefully re-define their meaning and intent into so...
  • Peddling Anger and Fear
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Municipal elections, like next week’s (the one for which you’ve received your ballot), typically demonstrate low ballot turn-in (aka “voter turnout”) numbers. Four years ago, in the November 2017 elec...
  • A School Board Disqualification
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Question 8 on the Survey Questionnaire reads [the italics are mine]: Even though Gov. Inslee recently signed the “Equity Bill” into law (SB 5044), most parents oppose Critical Race...
  • Spokane-Climate Change and Resiliency
    20 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    This coming Monday the City Council of the City of Spokane is scheduled to vote to accept (or not) the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP). The City Council listens to thirteen official committees that a...
  • WeBelieveWeVote-2
    18 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    NOTE: Thanks to my fat fingers an earlier draft of this email already appeared in your inbox yesterday. Today’s email (this one) contains no significant changes in substance but is, I believe, better ...
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