Opinion

Make a commitment to share our island | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Living on an island, physical boundaries can make close neighbors feel like family. It can also draw distinct lines between what is… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, July 4

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

  • Jul 4, 2019

Trump’s Ministry of No Information | John LaForge

The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the routine practice of reporting the current number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal, the AP and… Continue reading

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day, Bainbridge Island! (Art by Bruce Plante, Tulsa World.)… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2019

Trump’s 125th week in office | In cartoons

The countdown continues. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at President Donald J. Trump’s 125th week in the White… Continue reading

Revisiting morality in the Age of Dishonesty | Wim Laven

If Donald Trump actually follows through on his recently tweeted promise that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “will begin deporting the millions of illegal aliens… Continue reading

It’s business as usual at Bargain Boutique | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Greetings from the island’s Bargain Boutique! Many of you are happy customers who enjoying finding amazing and unique treasures, and many of… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019

NBC’s Debatable Debate Coverage | Peter Funt

Among the losers in the Democrats’ opening presidential debate was NBC News. Faced with an unmanageable number of candidates, an awkward format, and miscast moderators… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, July 3

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

  • Jul 3, 2019

Practical solution for reducing our footprint | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In recent comments about increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, little is said about our own carbon footprint here which can be… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Biden’s Busing Snafu Has Me Thinking of Ted Little | John L. Micek

When Ted Little and I met for the first time, we were both eight years old, in the third grade and sitting a few desks… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, July 2

Today’s cartoon is by Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer.… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

A Rash of Lies | Raging Moderate

President Trump has been called many things. A short-fingered vulgarian. Mister Misdirection. The Cheater-in-Chief. Vlad’s ventriloquist dummy. Boss Tweet. Herr Gropenfuhrer. The Oval Office Oompa… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, July 1

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

  • Jul 1, 2019

More Thoughts That Should Keep You Awake at Night | Tyrades!

No single theme grabbed my attention this week, so we’re back to a potpourri of random thoughts. For instance, I often encounter news reports about… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, June 30

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

  • Jun 30, 2019

How I Found Community Through School | Teenage Pressure Cooker

Noelle Lipschutz, who will attend UCLA in the fall, recently wrote about how Bainbridge Youth Services impacted her life in the student newspaper, Spartan Standard.… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, June 29

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

  • Jun 29, 2019

Trump’s 124th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at President Donald J. Trump’s 124th week in the White House. God save… Continue reading

Trump’s Re-Election Campaign Faces Major Problems | John L. Micek

If you cover enough of President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies — and I’ve covered a bunch — you know you can count on a few… Continue reading