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Rob McKenna

Voices on the left and right don’t “get” the First Amendment

There’s a reason the Founders codified our rights to free speech, free assembly, a free press and freedom of religion as the First Amendment. They’re first because they’re foundational to what our republic is about. The rights listed in the First Amendment were a rejection of common practices in the monarchies that the Founders and their ancestors left behind. The … [Read More]

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McKenna on KIRO: Repercussions for Charlottesville marchers

KIRO 97.3 host Dave Ross asked Rob about the Yes, You’re Racist Twitter account. Activists there and elsewhere are identifying participants from the Charlottesville … [Read More]

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No fix needed? Evidence of negative Hirst consequences piling up

You can see it as a sign of hope or a futile gesture. Key legislators beat the heat in a cool basement conference room in Olympia this week to restart talks on … [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]