"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)

Tight budgets, but production goes on

The Seattle Post-Globe – an online aftermath spinoff from the old Post-Intelligencer staff – has been running some interesting material, some of it on local politics and other governmental actions. But the link today is a little more direct, about the Post-Globe itself.

Fundraising standard practice probably wouldn’t suggest trumpeting, “We’ve raised enough to pay our all-freelance staff of writers for another two or three weeks.” (And yes, that’s apparently as far as it goes at the moment.)

But the piece also points out that there’ve been a number of useful efforts in the last couple of months. Among the headlines: “‘Nickelsville’ told to move again” (concerns a homeless encampment); “City Light superintendent’s bonus was much more than he’d received before”; “Seattle mayoral debate focuses on Nickels and Mallahan” and a number of others.

You might take a look.

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