Saul Spady

Saul Spady

Dear Mr. President: Legalize it

The best way for President Trump to guarantee his reelection in 2020: Legalize marijuana, and watch the flood of the support that follows.
2 years ago

Spady: Facebook gag on political ads is biggest enemy of rational opposition

Facebook's ban on advertising for political candidates in our state is a little more than response to an irrational lawsuit from our tort happy attorney general.
2 years ago

#BabyYodaTrump and the banned social media ad

Why was the Saul Spady Show's Twitter ad-buy with Baby Yoda Trump rejected? Because of Washington state's odd rules for politics on social media.
2 years ago

Haynes: Five demands of protesters in Hong Kong

While not all pro-democracy protesters in Tuen Mun have been kicked out of their house, many make other personal sacrifices.
2 years ago

Spady: Wake up, America — China is our real enemy

As I watched the Democratic Presidential debate Tuesday evening, I was slowly unsettled by a country that wasn’t mentioned: China.
2 years ago

Spady: I’m shocked that Seattle City Council is shocked

Sadly, I live in the city of Seattle, where the only thing left to be shocked about is how little voters care to make a change the council.
2 years ago

Spady: Equality means male Seahawks Dancers should show more skin

If we need gender equity, let's bring some apparel equality to the Seahawks' half time show with the mixed-gender Seahawks Dancers.
2 years ago

Spady: Sorry, but we don’t serve your ideology here

Ideology and a difference of opinion was the simple reason I was refused service at my favorite Seattle brunch spot on Capitol Hill.
2 years ago

Spady: When will AG Ferguson notice 40,000 homeless children in our state?

Our local elected officials’ political obsession with our border is a virtue signal that is beyond offensive, with over 40,000 children who experienced homelessness of some form in our state in 2018.
2 years ago

Spady: Should elected politicians have to wear police body cams too?

What we need in Washington is body cams and live-streams of our politicians at work in Washington, so we can what really happens behind closed doors.
2 years ago

Spady: Early ballot surge is good news for rational opposition

Early ballot counts, a week ahead of the August primary, indicate that a lot of people are motivated to vote in this primary election.
2 years ago

Spady: Needle exchanges with no enforcement equals more needles in Seattle

Needle exchanges are generally effective, but not in a city that does not enforce its laws like Seattle.
2 years ago

Spady: It’s time to vote so Seattle can change for the better

It's time to stop pointing out all that is wrong in Seattle and take the next step. It's time to vote. Seattle can change for the better, but you have to make it happen.
2 years ago

Spady: Megan Rapinoe should visit White House and lobby Trump

While not going to the White House is ultimately Megan Rapinoe's own decision to make, this is a missed opportunity for her and for her cause.
2 years ago

Spady: A possible solution to Washington’s homeless drug crisis

If Seattle is going to truly tackle its homeless crisis, it's time we started actually prosecuting crimes, and getting much-needed help for those are who are truly in need.
2 years ago

Spady: AOC claims her desired pay raise would help you, not her

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims she's advocating for a Congressional pay raise for altruistic reasons, but is this just more politics as usual?
3 years ago

Why the ‘Seattle: Dying or thriving’ forum was nearly killed

A forum discussing hot button issues in Seattle was almost cancelled when local activists put pressure on the venue.
3 years ago

Spady: Addiction and human trafficking are driving the Seattle drug war

We have thousands living in tents, a Seattle drug war, and we can't walk down a street without seeing an addict shooting up. So is Washington really the "best?"
3 years ago

Spady: Your vote, not the Chamber, can moderate the Seattle City Council

I've heard rumors about who will endorse who in the upcoming Seattle City Council election. But there's really only one factor that can make a difference -- you.
3 years ago

Spady: E-Scooters are coming, and you can’t stop them Jenny Durkan

When we stop looking at issues through the definitions of national politics, we can think for ourselves. Bringing scooters to Seattle is a perfect example.
3 years ago

Spady: I-1000 passage is another example of politicians refusing to listen

Washington lawmakers recently passed I-1000, ending a ban on affirmative action. Despite how many feel on the matter, is there a larger issue to be concerned about?
3 years ago

Mayor Durkan would rather talk about the border than Seattle’s homeless children

While some American mayors stuck to their virtue signaling rhetoric, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan took a different route. She has shown that she will use children as "pawns" just as she accuses President Trump of doing.
3 years ago

Is it time to shut down LIHI, SHARE, and the tiny-home industrial complex?

So-called homeless advocates and housing groups may need to go away.. They force people to protest at Seattle City Hall for more encampment dollars, but they don't help people get into permanent housing.
3 years ago

This Week in M’s Land: Seriously, is this team above average?

Another good week has us wondering: Are the Mariners actually a good team now?
3 years ago