Joel Connelly

Joel Connelly

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Recent posts on NPI’s Cascadia Advocate and Post Alley

  • Will Senator Patty Murray break out of the protective cocoon that often surrounds veteran lawmakers for the 2022 midterms?
    by Joel Connelly on January 15th, 2022 at 4:34 AM

    The cocoon does not become our senior senator, NPI contributor Joel Connelly writes, asserting: We need to see the butterfly, albeit someone who’s proven to be an iron butterfly under pressure. Will Senator Patty Murray break out of the protective cocoon that often surrounds veteran lawmakers for the 2022 midterms? 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.

  • Distress: I’m Watching Friends Fall for Inexplicable Conspiracy Theories
    by Joel Connelly on January 13th, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    “Deep State,” “swamp,” “false flag operation” — people believe this stuff or, more accurately, it is drummed into them. The easy explanation appeals.

  • The two faces of Sean Hannity: Fox host privately advised Trump to go back to Florida while publicly attacking our democracy
    by Joel Connelly on January 5th, 2022 at 7:30 AM

    Unbelievable as it may seem, Hannity briefly offered Trump sensible advice in closing days of his scandal-ridden presidency, according to a treasure trove of emails obtained by the House Selection Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. The two faces of Sean Hannity: Fox host privately advised Trump to go back to Florida while publicly attacking our democracy 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.

  • Trump says Jump. Alaska Governor Dunleavy says “Of Course.”
    by Joel Connelly on January 3rd, 2022 at 3:11 PM

    Such deals are rarely spelled out in public. But Trump is bluntly bent on party domination, insisting on the fealty of Republican officeholders and candidates. And he despises Sen. Murkowski.

  • 2022: Republicans Target Washington State, Hoping for a Rebound
    by Joel Connelly on January 2nd, 2022 at 5:36 PM

    An internal purge of Republicans in Congress is one national question being fought out in this Washington. So is the battle for control of Congress.