Joel Connelly

Joel Connelly

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Recent posts on NPI’s Cascadia Advocate and Post Alley

  • 2022 Republican electoral losses and Trump legal defeats spur ultra MAGA infighting
    by Joel Connelly on December 4th, 2022 at 10:00 PM

    The hard right has taken a hard drubbing of late. Its election deniers were denied wins from seats in legislatures, to secretary of state races, to contests for the Senate. That’s led to unexpected recriminations. 2022 Republican electoral losses and Trump legal defeats spur ultra MAGA infighting is a post from NPI’s Cascadia Advocate, the journal of the Northwest Progressive Institute. Published continuously since March of 2004, NPI’s Cascadia Advocate provides thoughtful commentary and analysis on regional, national, and world politics. Keep The Cascadia Advocate going by making a contribution to sustain NPI’s research and advocacy here.

  • The Archbishop Gets a new Home (And Critics Question his Intentions)
    by Joel Connelly on December 1st, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    The purchase of a home in an expensive neighborhood is described as “very troubling,” by Heal Our Church, a local Catholic reform group, citing the archbishop’s earlier pledge to live as a pastor, not a prince.

  • Lawsuit contends Washington’s signature-based ballot verification is unconstitutional
    by Joel Connelly on November 29th, 2022 at 2:29 AM

    A lawsuit filed last week in King County Superior Court is challenging the “signature matching” process used by election officials across the Evergreen State that results in tens of thousands of Washington voters having their ballots rejected and being disenfranchised every election cycle. Lawsuit contends Washington’s signature-based ballot verification is unconstitutional is a post from NPI’s Cascadia Advocate, the journal of the Northwest Progressive Institute. Published continuously since March of 2004, NPI’s Cascadia Advocate provides thoughtful commentary and analysis on regional, national, and world politics. Keep The Cascadia Advocate going by making a contribution to sustain NPI’s research and advocacy here.

  • Top Dog: Patty Murray and the Power to Bestow and Withhold
    by Joel Connelly on November 27th, 2022 at 2:05 PM

    Warren Magnuson was forever underestimated.  And so is Patty Murray.

  • Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Mary Peltola win reelection, in double defeat for Donald Trump
    by Joel Connelly on November 24th, 2022 at 6:45 AM

    Trump had endorsed and campaigned in Alaska for Murkowski’s Republican challenger Kelly Tshibaka, and for Sarah Palin’s special and general election bids for the state’s at-large House seat. Palin lost to U.S. Representative Mary Peltola for the second time in several weeks. Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Mary Peltola win reelection, in double defeat for Donald Trump is a post from NPI’s Cascadia Advocate, the journal of the Northwest Progressive Institute. Published continuously since March of 2004, NPI’s Cascadia Advocate provides thoughtful commentary and analysis on regional, national, and world politics. Keep The Cascadia Advocate going by making a contribution to sustain NPI’s research and advocacy here.