Politics

Inslee Packs One-Two Punch | The Petri Dish

In the final round of bill signing Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee unleashed a one-two combo of executive power the likes of which state lawmakers had… Continue reading

 

Trump’s 120th week in office | In cartoons

Heavens to Murgatroyd, it’s time for another episode in our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president. Here’s our latest look back: President Donald J. Trump’s… Continue reading

 

Meet the Conservative Republican Who’s Putting Country Over Party | Dick Polman

Justin Amash, a rare Republican congressman who refuses to genuflect at Donald Trump’s feet, has been taking heat lately for daring to speak his mind.… Continue reading

 

On 50th Anniversary of Riots, Gay Journalist Looks Back… and Forward | John L. Micek

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Fifty years ago, Mark Segal walked into a bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village and stumbled into history. Then an 18-year-old… Continue reading

We’re All Seeking Sanctuary | Peter Funt

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Lawmakers in this rural corner of Tennessee near Knoxville passed an interesting resolution the other night, making Blount County a sanctuary. Sanctuary… Continue reading

Trump’s 119th week in office | In cartoons

What lies ahead? Don’t know. But here’s what lies in the past, as our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back… Continue reading

Trump’s 118th week in office | In cartoons

Spin, spin, spin. So much spin. Might want to sit down so you don’t get dizzy. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with… Continue reading

War’s unanswered questions | Robert C. Koehler

“Over these last few years, given the wars it has waged and the international treaties it has arbitrarily reneged on, the U.S. government perfectly fits… Continue reading

Bainbridge newcomer announces council bid

Anthony Oddo wasn’t living on Bainbridge Island when Councilman Ron Peltier was elected to the at-large position on the Bainbridge Island City Council. But Oddo… Continue reading

Thanks may come later | The Petri Dish

President Donald Trump is ready to give Washington the clean water rules its leaders requested. Did he get an ounce of gratitude when the Environmental… Continue reading

Lots of Older Cities are Losing Population. Trump’s Making It Worse. | John L. Micek

The city of Erie, Pa. is a tourist magnet, thanks to the lovely lakeshore at Lake Erie. Downtown, the streets are lined with little cafes… Continue reading

We’re One Supreme Court Case Away From Outlawing Abortion | Dick Polman

Anyone who still assumes that legal abortion is here to stay, and that Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land, should take… Continue reading

New candidate files to run for Bainbridge council seat

Another candidate has joined the race for the District 4, Central Ward seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. Grayson William Wildsmith filed as a… Continue reading

Iran wags impeachment dog | Tom H. Hastings

Trump is blustering at Iran and to the world that we might just need to crush that pipsqueak terror country. Um…it took nine years to… Continue reading

Bainbridge park board commissioner throws hat into Bainbridge council race

School board, parks board and fire board will also have contested races

What’s Next: War With Venezuela? | Robert C. Koehler

Mix a little socialism in with the oil and war may be unavoidable. Thus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, talking about Venezuela: “The president has… Continue reading

Trump’s 117th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of our cartoon president continues with a look back at President Donald J. Trump’s 117th week in the White House. This week’s… Continue reading

What Democrats Fear Most in 2020: A Bullish Trump Economy | Dick Polman

It shouldn’t shock anyone if Donald Trump wins a second term in 2020. “Now Hiring” signs in local shop windows are potentially more persuasive than… Continue reading

Tired of the Smack Talk | Wim Laven

I’m angry, our system is supposed to work for us, but it doesn’t! I’m tired of being told that elected officials are supposed to represent… Continue reading

Baiting Iran | Mel Gurtov

Ever since Donald Trump became president, regime change in Iran has been a prominent U.S. aim. Trump began by backing out of the nuclear deal… Continue reading