Crusader for common sense

Dave Ross

airport, freedom...
Dave Ross

Ross: You have the freedom to fly, or to stay home

When you enter an airport, you give up your freedom. Everybody knows this. If you don’t like it, exercise your freedom to stay home.
1 day ago
debt...
Dave Ross

Ross: The wealthiest nation in history is again toying with the idea of not paying its bills

The debt drama is going down to the wire. The warnings are flying, the air is thick with blame – but I remind myself that this is how it’s supposed to work.
2 days ago
Trump...
Dave Ross

Ross: Now we know what they were planning

On Monday, it was revealed why former President Donald Trump had every reason to believe he would win the 2020 election.
3 days ago
trump, secret service...
KIRO Radio staff

Fahrenthold: Taxpayers paid $1.7 million to protect Trump’s four kids, three officials

There's quite a bit of taxpayer money that went to the Secret Service to protect not just the president, but a bunch of other people as well.
4 days ago
Texas abortion...
Dave Ross

Ross: You get a lawsuit, and you get a lawsuit

The way the Texas law is written, Dr. Braid could be sued hundreds of times, and sued successfully, since he’s basically confessed to providing an abortion.
4 days ago
space...
Dave Ross

Ross: Convincing billionaires that Earth is more exciting than space

Instead of trying to tax billionaires, why not find a way to motivate them to want to spend their money on something besides just space?
5 days ago
school bathrooms...
Dave Ross

Ross: The war on school bathrooms

Kids are vandalizing school bathrooms and posting their mischief on TikTok as some bathroom challenge. Soap dispensers, sinks, and toilets are gone.
8 days ago
nurse, covid, ICU...
KIRO Radio staff

‘They are exhausted’: Spokane reporter offers look inside ICU treating COVID patients

KXLY TV's Robyn Nance shares a special report from inside the ICU at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.
9 days ago
tax...
Dave Ross

Ross: Making the shoplifters pay

We’re not talking about changing the tax code, or raising rates, this is just about enforcing what’s already there.
9 days ago
President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure at the Flatirons campus of the National Renewable E...
Dave Ross

Ross: Whose job is it to cut Joe Biden off?

I know a lot about having my audio cut off. That’s exactly what the White House does with Biden. When it comes to the private part, they cut the audio.
10 days ago
California recall...
KIRO Radio staff

Fahrenthold: Larry Elder’s strategy in California recall likely a ‘recipe for failure’

David Fahrenthold joins Seattle's Morning News live on election day in California, when residents will vote whether or not to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.
11 days ago
COVID seattle, patients...
Dave Ross

Ross: Are the numbers of hospitalized COVID patients exaggerated?

An article in the Atlantic is questioning probably the scariest numbers of the COVID pandemic – the number of COVID patients being hospitalized.
11 days ago
taunting...
Dave Ross

Ross: You don’t play nice – you pay the price

The NFL's no taunting rule has some fans unhappy. But I'm happy to see an institution pushing back on the “in your face culture” that surrounds us now.
12 days ago
9/11...
MyNorthwest Staff

20 years later, Dave Ross recalls how it felt to report on 9/11

Twenty years ago, Dave Ross, Dori Monson, and Heather Bosch were on air reacting to the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Meanwhile, a young historian was rolling tape.
14 days ago
protest, risks...
Dave Ross

Ross: Accepting the risks of refusing a vaccine

If you’re going to assert your right to choose NOT to be vaccinated, why not be consistent and choose NOT to be treated if you get sick?
15 days ago
US Capitol, Patriot Act...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former state AG provides an update on the Patriot Act 20 years post-9/11

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is this Saturday, and a big change after the attacks was that Congress passed the Patriot Act. Where does it stand now?
16 days ago
greece, default...
Dave Ross

Ross: Whose default is it?

If you believe the US is about to default, you'd be smart to pay off your credit cards, and keep some cash handy. So, is this Congress going to let this happen?
16 days ago
community, hang in there, reopen, mu variant...
MyNorthwest Staff

Washington will have to ‘see what happens’ with mu variant

As the delta variant makes up almost all of the COVID-19 cases in Washington state, another variant is emerging onto the scene: the mu variant.
17 days ago
Seattle single family zoning, homebuyers...
MyNorthwest Staff

‘Significant obstacles’ remain for homebuyers in the Puget Sound region

Home prices in the Puget Sound region are still a frustrating topic for many, especially for those who are hoping to be first-time homebuyers.
17 days ago
fundamental rights...
Dave Ross

Ross: Don’t take your fundamental rights for granted

There's good news about this whole voting debate. It’s helped a lot of people realize you can lose your fundamental rights if you take them for granted.
17 days ago
Trump Tower...
MyNorthwest Staff

David Fahrenthold: Trump Tower is ‘not doing very well’

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold shares an update on investigations into former president Donald Trump and his business.
18 days ago
Rupert Murdoch...
Dave Ross

Ross: Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp feels the heat

According to reports in the Australian press, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is about to start an editorial campaign to promote a carbon-neutral climate policy.
18 days ago
Seattle...
Dave Ross

Ross: When will Disneyland return to Seattle?

Being a big city, downtown Seattle is always going to have spots where you don’t want to go.
19 days ago
refugees, Robert O'Brien...
Dave Ross

Ross: Trump national security advisor welcomes refugees to America

Some members of Congress didn’t sound enthusiastic about welcoming Afghan refugees, but there's one high-profile Republican who IS happy to take them in.
22 days ago
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