"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Down again

The Seattle Times is reporting, but is not commenting on – did you get that? – a memo from Publisher Frank Blethen that next year will see the paper’s “most difficult and painful downsizing” ever.

That is in line with what other papers around the region have been doing. But it has to give the newsroom a bad case of the jitters.

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