Opinion

Trump’s 113th week in office | In cartoons

The circus continues at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and so does our cartoon chronicle of President Trump. Here’s a look back at Trump’s 113th week in… Continue reading

Trump’s First Pitch (Or Lack Thereof) | Raging Moderate

Forget the tulips. Ignore the robins. Don’t let the hummingbirds, awakening bears, geese flying north or egg-coloring kits on sale in the grocery store fool… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, April 5

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

  • Apr 5, 2019

VAWA and the NRA | Laura Finley

That Congress has not already reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is abhorrent. VAWA, which was initially signed into law by President Bill Clinton,… Continue reading

BHS students take on Hope Camera Project | Teenage Pressure Cooker

Tucked away in the southeast corner of Bainbridge High School’s 300 Building, a brick wall has been transformed into an artistic homage to HOPE. About… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, April 4

Today’s cartoon is by Michael Kountouris, Greece.… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2019

Why Are We So Bad At Science? | John L. Micek

What do most Americans know about science? If a March 28 Pew Research Center poll is to be believed — not nearly enough. And at… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 3

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

  • Apr 3, 2019

Too much television during executive time | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Trump shouldn’t have time to watch SNL, much less to publicly criticize a re-run! PJ McEWAN Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019

Health Care Stupidity is a Republican Preexisting Condition | Dick Polman

Donald Trump is celebrating his fake “complete exoneration” by pledging anew to throw 20 million people off their Obamacare coverage. Is this guy politically stupid,… Continue reading

More transparency needed on admissions | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The college admissions scandal has captured the nation. There is widespread and justifiable outrage towards a few moneyed families whose arrogance and… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, April 2

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

  • Apr 2, 2019

A Democrat By Any Other Name… | Peter Funt

Voters and pundits might struggle with Democrats’ policy positions in the 2020 campaign, but it’s remarkable how swiftly they lock in the names. Bernie is… Continue reading

Don’t cut budget for safety net programs | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The President’s budget proposal demands a response from each of us, here is mine. (“Trump’s Nightmare Budget” by Mel Gurtov, Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2019

‘Every War Is a War Against Children’ | Kathy Kelly

We, in the United States, have yet to realize both the futility and immense consequences of war even as we develop, store, sell, and use… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, April 1

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

  • Apr 1, 2019

Democrats Must Focus on 2020 | Peter Funt

Every step of the way, Donald Trump has played voters and media with catch phrases of the type favored by Madison Avenue and reality TV,… Continue reading

Men’s Suits: Are They on The Endangered List? | Tyrades!

My octogenarian aunt has spoken wistfully of one of her older relatives who had operated a boarding house and required college students to show up… Continue reading

Peltier’s enemies are out to get him | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I’ve been a resident of Bainbridge Island for almost 60 years and have never been involved politically or held public office. I… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, March 31

Today’s cartoon is by John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2019