Opinion

I-1639 encourages greater gun safety | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The pervasiveness of firearm-related deaths and injuries in America is cause for serious concern, and as a resident of Bainbridge Island, I… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2018

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials | The Petri Dish

Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington be on par with the pay… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Oct. 18

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

  • Oct 18, 2018

Harvest Fair thanks its volunteers, visitors | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Friends of the Farms wants to thank the 125 volunteers, and the more than 2,200 visitors who helped turn the 18th annual… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

Church ‘Ladies Day’: Now Needed More Than Ever | Tyrades!

As I type these words, my wife is eagerly anticipating the annual Ladies Day at the country church we’ve been members of for the entirety… Continue reading

Getting Away with Murder | Mel Gurtov

In March I wrote about the visit to Washington of Saudi Arabia’s new leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. At the time most of the… Continue reading

Our American character and you the voter | Tom H. Hastings

When we speak of people from a particular identity group—ethnicity, nationality, regional group, state, town, or one of many others — we often essentialize, that… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Today’s cartoon is by Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer.… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

Trump Goes Full Trump in Yet Another Pennsylvania Rally | John L. Micek

ERIE, PA - With his second U.S. Supreme Court confirmation in the bag, President Donald Trump took a victory lap around this city by the… Continue reading

Intentional or Incompetence – Voter Suppression Where We Live | Wim Laven

On Oct. 15, 2018 early voting in Georgia started. I arrived at my polling place at 1:56 p.m. and completed voting at 4:19 p.m. It… Continue reading

Our money is better spent on other things | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The Bainbridge Island City Council is asking taxpayers to approve their so-called SAFE Levy which will bring in at $15 million. While… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Oct. 16

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

  • Oct 16, 2018

Council should learn from its past mistakes | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Earth to city council; with the recent departure of city manager Doug Schultze and the kerfuffle of keeping Morgan Smith in the… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2018

Smart decisions on climate begin here | Letter to the editor

To the editor: This week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report highlights our dire situation. Having known about climate change for decades we have done… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Oct. 15

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

  • Oct 15, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Oct. 14

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

  • Oct 14, 2018

Appleton represents the people she serves | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I support Rep. Sherry Appleton in her re-election bid to return to Olympia as our State Representative. As a 34-year resident of… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 13

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

  • Oct 13, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Oct. 12

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

  • Oct 12, 2018

The Fine Art of Politics | Blair Bess

If you’d never heard of internationally-acclaimed graffiti artist Banksy before last week, you may have by now. He’s the guy whose painting entitled “Girl With… Continue reading