Opinion

Jared Kushner is Bad for Middle East Peace | Blair Bess

Diplomacy is not a transactional affair. This seems lost on self-proclaimed Middle East expert and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The ever-increasing number of questionable business… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 27

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

  • Jan 27, 2018

Dubious Partnership: The US and Saudi Arabia | Mel Gurtov

In recent months Donald Trump has shown no hesitation to comment critically on political developments in Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela and North Korea. He supported protests… Continue reading

Trump and His Toadies Don Tinfoil Hats | Dick Polman

A wild animal is most dangerous when it’s cornered. We’re seeing that now. Putin chump Donald Trump, aided by obsequious fright-wing Republicans and amplified by… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Jan. 26

Today’s cartoon is by Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

From Russia With Love… Sort Of | Blair Bess

Americans who lived through the Cold War were taught that the Soviet Union was not our friend. They possessed weapons that could obliterate us with… Continue reading

Governing by scapegoat | Robert C. Koehler

Got a problem? Simplify and project. When you have a country to govern and you have no idea what to do — and, even more… Continue reading

Reign of Error | Raging Moderate

It’s been quite a year, the exact reverse of that whole “time flies when you’re having fun” thing. These last twelve months have slogged by… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 25

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

  • Jan 25, 2018

Q&A with House Speaker Frank Chopp | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Since the turn of the century, no one’s dominated the legislating landscape quite like House Speaker Frank Chopp. In his reign, the Seattle… Continue reading

Kushner and China: Where Money Talks | Mel Gurtov

Add Jared Kushner’s all-too-cozy relationship with the Chinese to the long list of Trump administration corruption, conflicts of interest, and unholy foreign entanglements. I have… Continue reading

Dan Rather Returns | Peter Funt

He looked pretty good sitting behind the antique partners desk in his home-office. In fact, darn good for a newsman of 86. Dan Rather has… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 24

Today’s cartoon is by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Lower speed limits are needed | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am a proponent of public safety on Island roads — our public rights-of-way. I am also a proponent of Island life… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 23

Today’s cartoon is by Ed Wexler, CagleCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

We can all help our neighbors | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In recent weeks, a homeless woman — let’s call her “Janet” — has been in Winslow with a sign: “Need Food.” A… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

After #MeToo and #TimesUp | Laura Finley

I’m writing today about hashtags. In particular, I want to focus on what happens now that we’ve said #MeToo and #TimesUp. Like many women and… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Jan. 22

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

  • Jan 22, 2018

Trump’s 52nd week in office | In cartoons

Happy anniversary. When we first started this cartoon chronicle of the Trump presidency a year ago, we wondered if it would still be going a… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Jan. 21.

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

  • Jan 21, 2018