Dave Ross

Dave Ross hosts Seattle's Morning News on KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. Dave has won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing five times since he started at KIRO Radio in 1978.

Ross: Here comes the Delta variant

I am going to pay attention to this depressing story about the Delta variant and plan my defense now with official, American-made N-95 surgical masks.
3 months ago

Ross: Happy to sit near able-bodied men with zip ties

I’ve ended up flying in a middle seat between two large men, and it gets a little close, but when weirdness starts, these are the guys who will save you.
3 months ago

Ross: Commencement speakers are talking to the wrong people

I will direct my remarks not to the graduates, but to people who will hire those graduates. Look for a graduate who could use the kind of breaks that I got.
3 months ago

Ross: The media got it wrong

The official report on Trump's walk to Lafayette Park was released Wednesday, and concludes that clearing demonstrators had nothing to do with the photo op.
3 months ago

Ross: Keeping up with the Communists

If the China threat forced US senators on both sides to find common ground on a technology bill, how can they not agree on the infrastructure bill?
4 months ago

Ross: When the ransom gets kidnapped

The DOJ has figured out how to put exploding dye packs in crypto ransoms. And for their next trick, I’m hoping they’ll do something even more magical.
4 months ago

Ross: How high does the water have to get?

We now have walk-up vaccinations, plenty of N-95 masks, and million-dollar prizes to help achieve herd immunity. The miracle we prayed for has happened!
4 months ago

Ross: Washington finally has a vaccine lottery!

We have no problem using lotteries to cater to plain old greed, so how can it be wrong to use a lottery to save lives? It can’t. So, good for Gov. Inslee.
4 months ago

Ross: How Harvard can solve college admissions

The college admissions process presumes your past can predict your future. So for that group on the cusp, throw their numbers in a hat and let fate decide.
4 months ago

Ross: Invasion of the body part snatchers

Dave Ross says just knowing there are people running loose in neighborhoods stealing catalytic converters is very annoying.
4 months ago

Ross: A call to revolution from Michael Flynn … or not?

Michael Flynn was one of the keynote speakers at the "For God & Country Patriot Roundup" over the weekend, and offered a confusing response in the Q&A.
4 months ago

Ross: Did China really win the pandemic?

If President Biden gets his way, in three months we will know the truth about how the coronavirus escaped, but there's a bigger question.
4 months ago

Ross: It’s time for the IRS to step up on Bitcoiners dodging taxes

Our tax whisperer – long-time tax accountant Don DeSantis – told me about the IRS’s campaign to make sure Bitcoin transactions are properly taxed.
4 months ago

Ross: When masking up becomes just another everyday habit

I’m trying to decide if I have become one of “those” people – a mask-worshiper trying to signal superiority – or if I'm just easing into a new habit.
4 months ago

Ross: The best thing we can do right now is prepare for the next virus

There will be a new virus, and it will originate somewhere. Whether it’s released on purpose or by accident, the best thing we can do is be prepared.
4 months ago

Ross: Be careful what you tell an angry crowd of rioters

When leaders who organize demonstrations create a crowd of people, they are creating an organism that very often develops a mind of its own.
4 months ago

Ross: It’s time for ‘good guy’ hackers to level the playing field

To stave off disaster at the hands of hackers with evil intentions, we're going to need some superheroes sooner rather than later.
4 months ago

Ross: GOP attempting to rewrite history on January 6 Capitol riot

Republicans in Congress are now saying that the January 6 riot at the Capitol wasn’t an “attack,” but more like a somewhat unorthodox "building tour."
4 months ago

Ross: The double-edged sword of pandemic unemployment benefits

In some cases, trying to protect people from adversity ends up limiting them, as evidenced by one person describing their recent period of unemployment.
4 months ago

Ross: What’s really behind our country’s post-pandemic ’employment mystery’?

I don’t know how anyone can be sure that our "employment mystery" is the fault of a lazy workforce, but there is one way to find out.
4 months ago

Ross: Are we ready to hear that an alien civilization has us under surveillance?

Are we ready to hear that an alien civilization has been keeping an eye on us for the better part of the last few decades?
4 months ago

Ross: Another outbreak of liberal, conservative agreement on the vaccine

Even the channel that believes Biden is addled and that Fauci is one of the elitist lizard people, says we should all get vaccinated.
4 months ago

Ross: Looks like Ohio heard my vaccine lottery idea

Sometimes, when you spend years writing commentaries – which I’ve been doing since 1993 – you wonder if anyone’s listening. But sometimes you break through.
4 months ago

Ross: What would you do to preserve democracy?

Today I will step aside for a guest commentator: Republican Liz Cheney, who gave a six-minute speech last night on the importance of telling the truth.
4 months ago