• President Romney

    romney on FTN
    THE-Ave.US was the first media to break the news that Mitt Romney was going to run for Apostle of the Mormon Church rather than seeking a second term as President.  Click here for timely stories about the Presidency under Mitt Romney.


    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

  • THE Ave Scene

    21st ave E as bike wayOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest street in Seattle’s gentrifying Capital Hill neighborhood.   THE-Ave, talks about a broader scene .. centered on the UW but including the arts, the food, the politics, the “scene” surrounding UW.  The best way to see some of this gentler side of THE Ave is to click the map.

  • UW

    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.



    Roger RabbitRoger is our resident Chief Justice of the cabbage patch.  A former judge and a former journalist, this furry creature is cynical about most things, legalistic about law, and even .. at times … good at making fun.

  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

  • romney on FTN
    THE-Ave.US was the first media to break the news that Mitt Romney was going to run for Apostle of the Mormon Church rather than seeking a second term as President.  Click here for timely stories about the Presidency under Mitt Romney.

June 30th, 2016 - 1:33 am § in Misc.

Warren for VEEP, Kennedy for Senate!



Warren seems to me to be the best possible choice as Hillary’s Veep. But, who would replace her in the Senate?
The issue is not just that Mass. has a Republican Governor,  Charlie Baker That term would be short in Mass because of state laws about by elections. …unless the Dems fail to find a super strong successor to this popular Warren.  I all to well remember Scott Brown!
There is a foirtunate answer.  Right now the  Bay State is a mother lode of political talent. And any this listwouldn’t be complete without Kennedy, 35, who entered Congress in early 2013, in the seat previously occupied by Barney Frank.

If Jeb Bush’s early demise in the 2016 primaries doesn’t signal a spent appetite for dynasties, then Kennedy — the son of a congressman and the grandson of Bobby Kennedy — could be going places. Democrat after Democrat told me that he’s the real deal, industrious and intelligent, with as much raw talent as pedigree.

He studied engineering at Stanford, where he roomed with Jason Collins, who would later be the first active pro basketball player to come out as gay. He then served two years in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic — he speaks fluent Spanish — before attending Harvard Law. His political career was preceded by work as a prosecutor.

June 29th, 2016 - 8:19 am § in Misc.

UW cuts teaching history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, geography, and sociology

 Setting aside the lack of publicized enrollment data, the rationale for cutting TA positions is rooted in the university’s market-based, neoliberal budgeting model. Rod Palmquist, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Geography The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a long-term budget shortfall of $1[...]

June 28th, 2016 - 4:11 pm § in Misc.


June 28th, 2016 - 8:35 am § in Misc.

SMS: My Rabbi Gets Torched

SEATTLE RABBI PROMOTES BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI PRODUCTS (TheMikeReport Blog) With his ready smile and gentle demeanor Rabbi David Basior’s disarming personality has earned him a loyal following as spiritual leader of the Kadima Reconstructionist Community. This past Shavuot the congregation based in th[...]

June 28th, 2016 - 1:48 am § in Misc.

Jewish Pride: Elvis המלך and Satchmo the Shabas goy.

Elvis mother was ein bischen Jewish!! but Satch, was the Shabas goy Elvis Presley may be remembered as a rocker with a penchant for Baptist hymnals, but the King also had major Jewish lineage. According to a biography, “Elvis and Gladys,” the Memphis musician was Jewish through matrilineal desce[...]

June 28th, 2016 - 1:31 am § in Misc.

Elizabeth Warren, for VEEP!

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) just torched presumptive Republican presidential nominee in a blistering speech where she pulled zero punches. (RAWSTORY) Among other things, Warren called Trump “a nasty man who will never become president” and “a small, insecure money-grubber who fights for on[...]

June 29th, 2016 - 7:48 pm § in Africa

BUCHENWALD 126: Black Lives Matter

Ken Waltzer added 4 new photos. Intersectionality this! African American soldiers in the 183rd Combat Engineers battalion were at Buchenwald a few days after liberation seventy-one years ago. William A. Scott, Reconnaissance Sergeant, from Morehouse College, the son of the founder of the Atlanta Wor[...]

June 29th, 2016 - 12:27 pm § in Misc.



June 29th, 2016 - 6:49 am § in Misc.

The Lies Behind Brexit

David Brewster This lament by Roger Cohen for the loss of the dream of a peaceful and aspirational Europe is heart-rending. And his indignation for the lies and tactics of those who brought about Brexit is bracing. “Sure, the challenges mounted,” Cohen writes about the EU. “The 30-[...]

June 28th, 2016 - 8:08 am § in Misc.

Racism:Flames in the Swimming Pool

As for who is causing trouble, I think the real issue may be the self conscious protesters on Facebook. This poster lit a minor flame on Facebook.  Some African Americans took offence because they saw the “uncool” label being applied only to the  kids’ color as brown or black in[...]