Opinion

Trump’s 42nd week in office | In cartoons

President Donald J. Trump is in China! Don’t celebrate. He’s probably coming back sooner or later. It’s the 42nd week of Trump in the White… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Nov. 10

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

  • Nov 10, 2017

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Watergate | Raging Moderate

The initial grand jury indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation have dropped like a box of rocks and include something called “Conspiracy against the… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Nov. 9

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

  • Nov 9, 2017

Careful of the next step | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of… Continue reading

The Day I First Picketed the White House ― and Why It Wasn’t a Bad Idea | Lawrence Wittner

The reckless threats of nuclear war flung back and forth between the North Korean and U.S. governments remind me of an event in which I… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 8

Today’s cartoon is by RJ Matson, Roll Call.… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Another Mass Shooting, More ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ | John L. Micek

“Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now,” U.S. House Speaker Paul J. Ryan, R-Wisc., tweeted to… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Nov. 6

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

  • Nov 7, 2017

Are We in a “Post-American Era”? | Mel Gurtov

As Donald Trump makes his way to Beijing, we need to know that he will be dealing with a Chinese leadership that is much more… Continue reading

“Casablanca” Turns 75: We’ll Always Have Parodists | Tyrades!

When I was in my late teens, a Nashville TV station ran a late-night double-feature of Humphrey Bogart movies. Immersed in the nostalgia craze, I… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Nov. 6

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

  • Nov 6, 2017

Deets displays a balanced approach | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I have lived on the Island for the last six years. I have known Joe Deets for over 10 years. What impresses… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2017

Nassar is the change we need | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am very concerned about city council spending. Large sums of money have been and are being spent in reaction to proposals… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2017

Roth, Jones and Deets are my choices | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As someone who’s been observing city council for years, volunteered for the City Human Services Funding Advisory Committee, and a feminist I… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2017

Vote against lame-duck shenanigans | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Unfortunately, there has been a persistent view that the proposed bridge over Highway 305 traversing between Knechtel and Vineyard Lane is primarily… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2017

Roth understands our successes and foibles | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am supporting Wayne Roth for Central Ward Council representative. I share the view that our country needs more women in leadership… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Nov. 5

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

  • Nov 5, 2017

Wakefield will be a strong advocate for schools | Letter to the editor

To the editor: School board elections often get little attention, despite the powerful impact that school board members can make. As a parent of a… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Roth can help rebuild confidence in city government | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am State Senator (retired) Phil Rockefeller. I’m enthusiastically voting to re-elect Wayne Roth to city council. As legislator, I championed environmental… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017