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Time to make Electoral College adhere to the popular vote – here’s how

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John Burbank | November 16, 2016

Our leaders always reference democracy with the founders of our country. That is not true. The founders had a much different vision of power and control, one that did not and still does not comport with democracy. We started our journey as a nation with the Declaration of Independence, in which the founders s

A way to make Electoral College hew to popular vote

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| John Burbank | November 16, 2016 | Everett Herald

You have meaningful decisions to make on your ballot

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| John Burbank | November 2, 2016 | Everett Herald

Voting, and what it means to be an American

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| John Burbank | October 21, 2016 | Everett Herald

Voting, taxes and what it means to be an American

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John Burbank | October 21, 2016

When your ballot arrives later this week, take a pause and before you vote, consider, what does it mean to be an American? As Americans, we are all in this election together. We are in this country, this economy, this culture, and this government together. What is government? It is the comprehensive delivery

How our immigrant ancestors built their lives — and the nation

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John Burbank | October 6, 2016

My friend invited my wife and me to celebrate her husband’s 70th birthday. We enjoyed an evening of great food and wine, stories of the past and hopes for the future. The stories of the past were such powerful American anecdotes that we all thought that my friends should write up their family histories. But t

Our immigrant ancestors built their lives and our nation

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| John Burbank | October 6, 2016 | Everett Herald

National anthem’s words add depth to football player’s protest

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Economic Opportunity Institute | September 7, 2016

I had a good Labor Day weekend. I hope you did too. It was a good respite. Now we should be able to endure the final two months of the presidential campaign. Along with the fall weather, and the days getting shorter, our kids are back at school reading, writing, running, talking, thinking and learning. And, b

Burbank: Anthem’s words add depth to football player’s protest

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| John Burbank | September 7, 2016 | Everett Herald

Better wages would fill in gaps in economy’s growth

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Economic Opportunity Institute | August 25, 2016

If you work in downtown Seattle, you can’t ignore the construction. Eight years ago construction ground to a halt, with big pits filling up with rain water. Now every street seems to be an obstacle course, as front loaders run amok and traffic cops try to sort out construction from commuting. But we shouldn’t

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