Opinion

Trump’s New Plan: Boot Families From Public Housing | John L. Micek

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing — all… Continue reading

Have You Hugged A Volunteer Firefighter Today? | Tyrades!

The tragic fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral compels me to write about services that we take for granted, right up until the moment we… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

What Would Make Congress Better? | Lee H. Hamilton

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of students and decided to start with a point-blank question: Is Congress doing a… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 24

Today’s cartoon is by Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica.… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Chernobyl’s Deadly Effects Estimates Vary | John LaForge

April 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 radiation disaster at Chernobyl reactor Number 4 in Ukraine, just north of Kiev the capital. It… Continue reading

Help dreamers make their dream come true | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am so encouraged at the Bainbridge Island City Council’s overwhelming endorsement of the Green New Deal. As important as this is… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, April 23

Today’s cartoon is by Luojie, China Daily, China.… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Earth Day: Our Planet in Peril | Robert F. Dodge

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This comes 50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spills which were instrumental in the… Continue reading

The Mueller Report — Guilty! | Mel Gurtov

My moniker for this president is Desperate Donald. Now the Mueller report shows the moniker is a good one: It tells us that Trump went… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, April 22

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

  • Apr 22, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, April 21

Today’s cartoon is by Schot, De Volkskrant, Netherlands.… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2019

Improve safety by lowering speed limit | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Re: Fletcher Bay speed, our property is on that blind curve. It’s always been a challenge to negotiate. We thought that the… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

Fasting for the orcas | The Petri Dish

At nearly noon, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up beach chair in the chilly shade of the state Capitol dome with no intention of relocating… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, April 20

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

  • Apr 20, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Friday, April 19

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

  • Apr 19, 2019

The Democrats Have a White Man Problem | Raging Moderate

There are enough tugs-of-war playing out inside the Democratic Party to keep a multi-franchise, company picnic busy for an entire summer. We’re not talking about… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, April 18

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

  • Apr 18, 2019

Critics Tax Sanders Unfairly | Peter Funt

Of all the important issues in the 2020 campaign, how much money each of the Democrats has should not be on any list. But now… Continue reading

Let’s do our part and make things right | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Lawmakers in Olympia plan to balance the tax system in Washington state. The effect will be to increase my taxes and those… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 17

Today’s cartoon is by Bruce Plante, Tulsa World.… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019