Kshama Sawant On Rent Control: The libertarian/liberal-leaning readers over at the Seattle Reddit seemed fixated on the idea that rent control doesn't work during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with socialist city council candidate Sawant. She dispensed with their arguments rather handily.
Censorship in Asia: A member of Pussy Riot who protested Vladimir Putin's election has gone "missing" after being transferred between penal colonies, her husband says. Meanwhile in China, a top official says they'll step up efforts to clamp down on "propaganda" from the Dalai Lama.
What's Going On With Puget Sound Bike Share? A major parts supplier has just been sued, Seattle's onerous helmet laws are adding to costs, and the fledgling bike share program still isn't ready to announce any sponsors, but a spokesperson says she's "optimistic." Fingers crossed!
Last night's Saturday Night Live opening was a ham-handed attempt at defusing calls for greater cast diversity. The previous week's opening was flawless: