Seattle Now Wants to Repeal Controversial Amazon Tax

Seattle Now Wants to Repeal Controversial Amazon Tax

Less than a month after unanimously passing a literal tax on jobs, the Seattle City Council is looking to reverse course. Yesterday Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, along with seven of nine city councilmembers, released a statement announcing their intention to repeal the controversial employee head tax. “It is clear that the ordinance will lead to […]

Cook’s voyages were always controversial, a new show reveals

Cook’s voyages were always controversial, a new show reveals

Welcome, stranger: Tupaia’s sketch of an encounter between artist Joseph Banks and a MaoriBritish Library Board In the 250 years since he set sail from Plymouth, readings of James Cook’s three maritime expeditions have zigzagged as wildly as the drunken-looking course of his vessels around the islands of the South Pacific. Did the self-made captain […]