The New Abnormal | Robert C. Koehler

Thousand Oaks, California: a city torn apart by wildfire and gunfire. Both are unnatural disasters. “This is the new abnormal,” Gov. Jerry Brown said this… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Nov. 18

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

  • Nov 18, 2018

Stan Lee’s Message Lives On | Tyrades!

My lunch got off to a bad start on November 12 because of the news bulletin that rattled my phone. “Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 17

Today’s cartoon is by Randall Enos, Easton, Connecticut.… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2018

Hillary Clinton’s Defeat Became a Pink Wave | Matthew Johnson

This year Cambridge Scholar Publishers issued a book edited by Barry University professor Laura Finley and me, “Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Nov. 16

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

  • Nov 16, 2018

Blue Wave Meets Red Wall: Split decision for a Divided Nation | Dick Polman

Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of… Continue reading

Activists Looking Beyond Midterm Elections | Rob Okun

Since Donald Trump’s selection as president two years ago, a growing movement of citizens has been fighting back at what it sees as a dangerous… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Nov. 15

Today’s cartoon is by Bill Day, Tallahassee, Florida.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2018

What If Comic Strip Characters Aged Normally? | Tyrades!

Did you realize that November 24 marks the 100th birthday of the venerable (and still-published) comic strip “Gasoline Alley”? Besides presenting wholesome depictions of small-town… Continue reading

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