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Rob McKenna

Sawant’s attacks on minimum wage study are purely political

In the 2015 book Superforecasting, Dr. Philip Tetlock explored humans’ ability to predict future events (e.g., the price of oil, Russian military excursions, which cities ISIS would seize) and why some people are better forecasters than others. His research makes clear that people who are more ideological aren’t as good at crafting accurate forecasts. In his book, Tetlock … [Read More]

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McKenna on KIRO: What counts as a weapon of mass destruction?

KIRO 97.3 host Colleen O’Brien asked Rob about the federal charges laid on Ahmad Rahami, the man accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey last … [Read More]

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It’s true – partisanship kills off smart legislation

There’s a saying we all know, with a few variations, that goes something like this: “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets … [Read More...]

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Jason Mercier

Charter schools now law – Cinderella edition

For this Cinderella story, the clock striking midnight was a good thing. With a tick of the clock to midnight on Sunday, Washington joined 42 other states with charter schools. Though we would have preferred to see Governor Inslee sign the bill (and provide those students that testified and rallied at legislature a bill ceremony) we are excited he allowed the bill to become … [Read More]