The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District might be months away, but parties have already begun the foundational work of building up their bases. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown, that base showed up in droves Saturday.
"The Wave" is a football tradition first witnessed at a 1981 UW-Stanford game in Husky Stadium. But the term has lately been appropriated by America's political pundits to describe what they call a "wave election." We may be about to witness one.
In the 1980s I taught a class at Eastern Washington University called "The Economics of Women and Work." Topics covered in the course included gender differences in hiring, pay and promotion, and the lack of family-friendly policies in the United States, such as affordable childcare and paid sick leave.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers doesn't know it yet, but she is in for the fight of her political life to turn aside the challenge from former state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane. The former Eastern Washington University professor of economics is smart, tough, tenacious, fearless, hard-working, politically sophisticated and plays to win.