Opinion

Trump’s 126th week in office | In cartoons

Day by day, week by week, month by month — it just doesn’t get any better, does it? Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump… Continue reading

American Concentration Camps | Robert C. Koehler

“These aren’t people. These are animals.” These words alone set off the alarm — the fascism alarm, you might say. Donald Trump is by no… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, July 11

Today’s cartoon is by Taylor Jones, Mount Dora, Florida.… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2019

An Ambien Thunderdome | Raging Moderate

If the first round of Democratic Party debates were distilled into five words or less, it would be “pass the No-Doz please.” Vini, vici, dormeo.… Continue reading

Federal tax credit is needed for renters | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I appreciated the letter from Sharon Gilpin “Housing crisis calls out for different solutions.” She commented that “We need affordable housing ALL… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2019

The Trump Way of War | Mel Gurtov

Notice how similar are the Trump administration’s interactions with Iran and North Korea? The pattern in both cases is dangerous, ill-informed, and bound to fail.… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, July 10

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

  • Jul 10, 2019

Getting Congress Back on Track | Lee H. Hamilton

The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists of… Continue reading

Dam removal helps our salmon and orcas | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The orca population here is dying. The southern resident orcas who reside in Puget Sound are endangered. Not only endangered but also… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, July 9

Today’s cartoon is by Christopher Weyant, The Boston Globe.… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Trouble at the Border | Robert C. Koehler

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference.… Continue reading

Trump-Kim III: Making History Without Making Progress? | Mel Gurtov

Taking a few steps onto North Korean soil, and posing for pictures with a friendly dictator, seem to fit Trump-era diplomacy better than a carefully… Continue reading

Our Shining Examples of Thoughtfulness and Leadership | Guest Viewpoint

For many years, the Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Interfaith Council has sponsored annual Baccalaureate services, honoring — in a spiritually inclusive way — our seniors as… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Monday, July 8

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

  • Jul 8, 2019

Feline-Friendly Hotels: Catastrophe or Cat’s Meow? | Tyrades!

Sure, when my family goes on vacation, the predictable frustrations include getting the SUV tuned up, packing clothes and toiletries, fighting traffic and encountering outrageous… Continue reading

It’s not rude to speak out against idling cars | Letter to the editor

To the editor: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the editor asking that people stop idling their cars to lessen the increase in global… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, July 7

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

  • Jul 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Abolish Private Health Insurance. Uh Oh. | Dick Polman

Is it possible to pluck one newsworthy moment from Wednesday night’s cacophonous 10-contestant Democratic quiz show? You bet. Here we go: Moderator Lester Holt asked,… Continue reading

Change not needed in city council position | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As we draw close to the election for city council I am reminded of my old friend, the late, great Jack Swanson,… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, July 6

Today’s cartoon is by John Darkow, Columbia Missourian.… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2019