Politics

Trump’s 85th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at the disasters (man-made, each one) that marked Donald J. Trump’s 85th week… Continue reading

 

Hurricane Trump, Season 2 | Wim Laven

A year ago I wrote about the problems in Houston, I wrote with great frustration about political expedience, poor planning and supreme errors in judgment… Continue reading

 

Ethics complaints filed against Bainbridge Councilman Peltier, Councilwoman Nassar

Two ethics complaints have been filed against Bainbridge Island Councilman Ron Peltier, and a third has been filed against his colleague on the council, Councilwoman… Continue reading

 

Jimmy Carter’s uncommon decency | Peter Funt

PLAINS, Ga. - The antithesis of Donald Trump and his administration can be studied, at least for those willing to drive 150 miles south from… Continue reading

A much unwanted victory | The Petri Dish

A much-divided state Supreme Court blew up an unusual compromise when it concluded that Initiative 940, which would rewrite Washington law on the use of… Continue reading

All Talk, No Action: A Republican Metaphor | Dick Polman

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law. But if we were to focus… Continue reading

Having Adults in the White House is Supposed To Be Normal | John L. Micek

We have been informed, twice now this week, that there are alleged “adults” in Donald Trump’s White House who are supposedly acting as a hedge… Continue reading

Here’s Why I Believe in America | Lee H. Hamilton

It’s so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to… Continue reading

Hey! Democracy! Choices! | Tom H. Hastings

What, we wonder, can we do about it? What is there to do about a lack of funding for our public schools and education in… Continue reading

Long waiting list for ‘Fear’ in Kitsap County

Long waiting list for ‘Fear’ in Kitsap County Most people who want to check out “Fear: Trump in the White House” — Bob Woodward’s new… Continue reading

Senator Murray’s statement on the anniversary of 9/11

As the nation prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement: “On… Continue reading

Nicaragua Could Be Trump’s Wag the Dog Moment | Blair Bess

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s recent warning to the United Nations Security Council that civil unrest in Nicaragua poses a threat to the stability of Central… Continue reading

Trump’s 84th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the Trump Presidency continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 84th week in office. This week’s contributing artists from… Continue reading

Today’s College Students Are Paying More for Less | Lawrence Wittner

Despite the soaring costs of attending American colleges and universities, their students are receiving an education that falls far short of the one experienced by… Continue reading

County auditor candidates are guest speakers at next meeting of Bainbridge Island Republican Women

Bainbridge Island Republican Women will host a candidate forum on the county auditor race at the group’s next gathering. Candidates Paul Andrews (D) and Richard… Continue reading

Senators demand to see Kavanaugh’s full record

U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined 17 of their Democratic colleagues in calling on the White House to make Judge Brett… Continue reading

Coming Apart? Maybe Not | Mel Gurtov

Day by day the Trump administration is coming apart. Revelations abound about the dysfunctions of the Trump team, about Trump’s ignorance and incompetence, and now… Continue reading

#StopKavanaugh protest held on Bainbridge

A crowd of nearly 50 activists gathered at Waypoint Park Sunday, joining thousands of others across the country in protest to #StopKavanaugh. The demonstrators said… Continue reading

Pre-Mourning Boosts Life Before Death | Peter Funt

Social media and digital tools have changed the way we live and, to some extent, the way we die. Increasingly, loved ones and notables are… Continue reading

Reviving the Spirit of ’68 | Robert C. Koehler

I was a hippie/bicycle delivery boy living in San Francisco when the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago 50 years ago, so I absorbed… Continue reading