Opinion

Saving Democracy | Mel Gurtov

Writing on democracy, I’m reminded of a great old Stevie Wonder song, “Love’s in Need of Love Today.” Democracy is in need of love today:… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Aug. 24

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

  • Aug 24, 2018

No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Guest Viewpoint

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets… Continue reading

For Manafort and Cohen, the Truth and Nothing But the Truth | Blair Bess

There may be hope for the American judicial system. The felony convictions of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is evidence of this, as is… Continue reading

This Column Is a Column | Peter Funt

“Things are seldom what they seem,” the playful lyric in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” could well be an anthem for the Trump White House.… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Aug. 23

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

  • Aug 23, 2018

Another Week Under Trumpocracy | Mel Gurtov

Some takeaways from another week under He Who Would Be Emperor: “All politics is local.” Speaking to local issues rather than echoing the official mantra… Continue reading

Battle of the D.C. Network Stars | Raging Moderate

The ongoing warfare between Omarosa Manigault-Newman and President Donald Trump is more scarily delicious than an underbaked blueberry muffin covered in strawberry marshmallow sauce and… Continue reading

Fundraising continues for Moritani Preserve | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The Friends of Moritani Preserve recently hosted a community picnic in the open meadows of this beautiful new Winslow park. It was… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Aug. 22

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

  • Aug 22, 2018

Democrats pine for Trump visit | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — A column in two takes. President Donald Trump says he wants the Grand Old Party to keep its grip on Congress and vows… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Kiwanis Club to honor Frank Buxton | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Frank Buxton arrived on Bainbridge Island with a smile in 1989. A veteran of television, movies and radio, he readily immersed himself… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

‘Wrecked’: Abuse Survivors On Their Connection to Church | John L. Micek

Years after he was abused by a Catholic priest, Shaun Dougherty uses just one word to describe the state of his faith these days. It’s… Continue reading

Baseball’s No-Comfort Zone | Peter Funt

In a recent discussion with a Major League pitching coach about scouting opposing hitters, I thought I was being flippant when I asked: “Do you… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Aug. 21

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

  • Aug 21, 2018

Trump’s 81st week in office | In cartoons

Our (sadly) hilarious cartoon chronicle of the Trump Presidency continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 81st week in office. This week’s contributing… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Aug. 20

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

  • Aug 20, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Aug. 19

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

  • Aug 19, 2018

Anti-American, anti-truth White House | Tom H. Hastings

How is Trump doing in his fake MAGA quest? MPGA? Make Putin Great Again? My career as an activist since the 1960s has focused on… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 19

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

  • Aug 18, 2018