Opinion

Trump’s 64th week in office | In cartoons

It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words. So here’s 54,000 words worth to mark President Trump’s 64th week in the White House. For… Continue reading

Trump’s a Mad Man | Peter Funt

Say this much for Donald Trump and his most rabid defenders: They have a way with words. Mostly, however, it’s the way of Madison Avenue.… Continue reading

Auction benefits youth fly fishing | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Many of you may not know there is a vibrant fly fishing community in Washington state, Kitsap County and here on Bainbridge… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2018

Dirty tricks vs. democracy | Tom H. Hastings

Can Republicans survive without dirty tricks? Open question. Some historical and current examples cause pause as we consider this. Trump has just issued a full… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, April 16

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

  • Apr 16, 2018

Constant contact does bring results | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I like Blair Bess’ ideas on activism, but would go further. (“Activism in the Age of Trump” by Blair Bess, bainbridgereview.com, March… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2018

Talk will turn to money | The Petri Dish

Washington public school teachers are ready to reap financial rewards from their long battle to increase state funding for education. Union leaders are making no… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, April 15

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

  • Apr 15, 2018

Time to Reconsider Regime Change in Syria? | Blair Bess

American response to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis Syria has been experiencing for the last seven years has been tepid at best. With Syrian President Bashar… Continue reading

Congress Not Up to the Task of Taking On Facebook | John L. Micek

As I watched Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg go head-to-head with members of Congress, I couldn’t help but have the same reaction I have when… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, April 14

Today’s cartoon is by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Circus Trump | Raging Moderate

Like Cirque de Soleil, the Donald Trump Circus has many touring productions. The Oval Office. The White House. The Cabinet. Both Republican held Houses of… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, April 13

Today’s cartoon is by Bob Englehart, Middletown, Connecticut.… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Want to Help the World? Resolve Conflicts | Lee H. Hamilton

In a world riven by tension, there’s one skill that stands above all others: the ability to resolve conflict. It is the paramount challenge of… Continue reading

Rethinking the Whole Country | Robert C. Koehler

Repeal and replace? How about the Second Amendment? “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people… Continue reading

The GOP’s ‘Hollow Men’: Spineless in the Face of Crisis | Dick Polman

Whenever I ponder the despicable impotence of the congressional Republicans - especially now, as we lurch toward a national crisis long in the making —… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, April 12

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

  • Apr 12, 2018

Police Accountability and Qualified Immunity | Laura Finley

The family of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was shot by Sacramento police, has filed a lawsuit in federal court, denouncing his… Continue reading

If not here, where? | Guest Viewpoint

Islands are relatively closed ecosystems with finite edges bordering only water. In 1991, Bainbridge Island became an independent city from Kitsap County to get better… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 11

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

  • Apr 11, 2018