Eli Sanders

Eli Sanders is the senior staff writer for The Stranger, an alternative weekly in Seattle. You can read more about his work at

Both Obama and his appointed leader of the war on drugs, Gil Kerlikowske, say they've had it with the military metaphors and are taking a new approach to America's substance abuse problem. Read more


Darcy Burner won the love of Internet activists but lost her 2008 campaign for Washington state's 8th Congressional District. Maybe the new politics can't write off the old just yet. Read more


Gus Van Sant's new film Milk, about the rise of gay rights icon Harvey Milk, goes far toward explaining why the passage of Prop. 8 was such a deep blow to the gay rights community. Read more


By espousing a brand of liberalism that's heavy on personal freedom and light on divisive social issues, Democrats are finally being heard in the Mountain West. Read more