Opinion

Dogs Get Their Day in Florida Voting | Peter Funt

FORT MYERS, Florida - Amid the brouhaha over senate and gubernatorial voting, there was clarity here in the Sunshine State about one thing: Floridians are… Continue reading

 

Paying public officials what they are worth | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In the Oct. 5, 2018 edition of the Islander, Mr. John Atkinson laments the lack of courage of U.S. senators (being paid… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

 

The Issues That Won’t Go Away | Robert C. Koehler

How much real change manifested itself in the 2018 midterms? How deeply does the outcome reflect the American soul? Apparently, about 113 million Americans, basically… Continue reading

 

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 14

Today’s cartoon is by David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star.… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

In remembrance: Stan Lee

Cartoonists from around the world penned tributes this week to Stan Lee, the comic book writer and editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, following his death Monday,… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Bainbridge council is making a short-sighted choice | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I just returned home from my volunteer job at city hall. There, my fellow volunteer and I tested and calibrated the equipment… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

After the Vote: An Essay of the Man from the North | Rivera Sun

Editor’s note: The Man from the North is a fictional character from Rivera Sun’s series of novels. She has him offering essays beyond her novels.… Continue reading

The Coin of the Realm | Lee H. Hamilton

Debate in Congress has always been contentious. The levels of vitriol may seem especially acute these days, but confrontation is not new. I can remember… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Today’s cartoon is by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Armistice Day First | John LaForge

It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public’s embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the… Continue reading

Election Day is only the beginning | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Great news that voters are turning out in higher than expected numbers. (“Higher turnout expected in Kitsap County for this midterm election”… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Nov. 12

Today’s cartoon is by Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle.… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2018

Mid-term Electoral Progress and Setbacks – Women, Native Americans, Muslims | J.P. Linstroth

It is clear after these past mid-terms we need the United Nations to monitor our national elections to make certain they are democratically fair. Indeed,… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Nov. 11

Today’s cartoon is by Gatis Sluka, Latvijas Avize, Latvia.… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 10

Today’s cartoon is by Schot, De Volkskrant, Netherlands.… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Nov. 9

Today’s cartoon is by Dave Granlund, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Don’t make others deal with your trash | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Oct. 15, 5 p.m.: Post office garbage can was overflowing with discarded items spread on the floor around it. Really, people, don’t… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2018

Onward to 2020 | Peter Funt

If you thought the midterms were bad — marked by Trump’s frequent falsehoods, cockamamie claims and rampant racism — you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Nov. 8

Today’s cartoon is by Dale Cummings, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2018

‘Bully’ label came from old political squabble | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Three citizens have complained to the city’s Ethics Committee that Councilman Ron Peltier was rude to them. We don’t have an Anti-Rudeness… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018