Opinion

Immigration and the Shock Doctrine | Andrew Moss

If you look back over the Trump administration’s handling of immigration during the past two-and-a-half years, you’ll see a pattern of chronic tension and dysfunction.… Continue reading

The Business of Immigration Is Compassion | Peter Funt

Emma Lazarus, whose words appear on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty, did not write, “Give me your skilled, your educated, your elite few… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, April 12

Today’s cartoon is by Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Trump’s 114th week in office | In cartoons

Now you see it, now you don’t. Our cartoon caravan detailing Donald J. Trump’s chair-warming in the White House continues with a puzzling peek at… Continue reading

How Politics Have Changed | Lee H. Hamilton

I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964, and have remained engaged in one way or another every… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, April 11

Today’s cartoon is by Bart van Leeuwen, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen and the High Cost of Amoral Servitude | Dick Polman

So many people have staggered away from Donald Trump’s smoking wreckage, via resignation or removal, that it’s tempting to employ black humor — to quip,… Continue reading

Marianne Williamson: Challenging the Status Quo in 2020 | Robert C. Koehler

Reparations for slavery? Upending militarism and waging peace? Taking climate change seriously? Getting carbon out of the atmosphere and fossil fuel money out of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

Sad farewell to our library’s plum trees | Letter to the editor

To the editor: It is with great sadness that we and the Bainbridge community say good-bye to the beautiful but very old plum trees in… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 10

Today’s cartoon is by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News.… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

There will be a big thank you, believe me | Letter to the editor

To the editor: So, Trump said — I gave John McCain the funeral that he wanted, and did not get a thank-you. When we give… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Why refusing to label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terror organization keeps us out of war | Patrick T. Hiller

A “Twitter-stamp” by Secretary of State Pompeo made it official. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now designated as a foreign terrorist organization. “We must… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, April 9

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Asking for Trump tax returns isn’t American | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I was surprised finding out of this attempt at voter suppression: The unanimous partisan vote for SB 5078 by state Senate Democrats,… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Barr is just another word for obstruction | Tom H. Hastings

We on the Portland Peace Team were invited out the other day to provide some nonviolent public safety for the local demonstration of perhaps 250… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, April 8

Today’s cartoon is by Dario Castillejos, Oaxaca, Mexico.… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, April 7

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

  • Apr 7, 2019

Contact Congress to oppose Trump budget | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I was happy to see the response to President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal. (Don’t cut budget for safety net programs)”. Microbes are… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019

Pelosi Remains the Model Democrat | Peter Funt

Nancy Pelosi, the only Democrat Donald Trump seems to truly fear, is a branch of reason in our thickly overgrown political forest. Even before Robert… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, April 6

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

  • Apr 6, 2019