Joel Connelly

Joel Connelly

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Recent posts on NPI’s Cascadia Advocate and Post Alley

  • President Biden challenges Congress to help him “finish the job” of getting America back on track in upbeat State of the Union address
    by Joel Connelly on February 8th, 2023 at 7:32 AM

    “To my Republican friends, if we could work together in the last Congress, there is no reason we can’t work together and find consensus on important things in this Congress,” said Biden. “The people sent us a clear message. Fighting for the sake of fighting, power for the sake of power, conflict for the sake of conflict, gets us nowhere.” President Biden challenges Congress to help him “finish the job” of getting America back on track in upbeat State of the Union address 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.

  • Republicans fail in their attempt to intervene in signature verification legal challenge
    by Joel Connelly on February 6th, 2023 at 4:55 PM

    The Republicans’ philosophy on litigation is never to spend one dollar when two (or more) will do. Judge Shaffer may have saved the party some money, needed until recently (when he announced his candidacy) to pay Trump’s legal bills. Republicans fail in their attempt to intervene in signature verification legal challenge 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.

  • Biden Bends on Willow Alaskan Oil Drilling
    by Joel Connelly on February 3rd, 2023 at 3:17 AM

    The Biden Administration is leaning toward approval of an Alaska oil-drilling project, located west of Prudhoe Bay, that has been described by its developer ConocoPhillips as “the next great Alaskan (oil) hub.”

  • Lights Out for Alaska’s Pebble Mine?
    by Joel Connelly on February 1st, 2023 at 2:56 AM

    The Bristol Bay watershed supports the world’s largest wild-salmon fishery, and accounts for about 46 percent of the world’s wild sockeye salmon. 

  • A Good Week for Northwest Wilderness and Old Growth Forests
    by Joel Connelly on January 30th, 2023 at 2:04 PM

    Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., captained resistance to the Trump Administration when it removed the Tongass from Roadless Rule protection and began to identify valley-bottom forests for clearcutting.