Politics


Get registered to vote Saturday at the library

Register to vote at the Bainbridge Public Library from 11 a.m. to…

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

Presidential Bomb Threats at the UN | John LaForge

Donald Trump denounced North Korea and its president Kim Jong-un as “depraved”…

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

Trump’s 35th week in office | In cartoons

The taunts and tough talk between two seemingly unhinged leaders with bad…

No big surprise here | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of…

Beyond Trump – Can Americans Survive Each Other? | John L. Micek

Two essays this week, by two very different authors, take us deep…

Senator Cantwell says ‘Trumpcare’ bill will strip health insurance from millions of Americans

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is calling the Republican revival of “Trumpcare” —…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Hillary is Right about the Mainstream Media | Dick Polman

Hillary Clinton’s new cri de coeur discomfits the many Democrats who yearn…

Where Was This Hillary Last Year? | John L. Micek

There’s a line in Hillary Clinton’s new memoir of the 2016 campaign…

News organizations sue Legislature, alleging failure to comply with Public Records Act

A coalition of news organizations led by The Associated Press, including Sound…

  • Sep 15th, 2017

An Ignorant America Endangers Democracy | Dick Polman

Donald Trump famously declared, “I love the poorly educated!” and we know…

Trump’s 34th week in office | In cartoons

A complete disaster. Times two. Literally, that was President Trump’s 34th week…

Why Bipartisanship? | Lee H. Hamilton

Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Hillary and Co. Should Chill | Peter Funt

My message to certain Democrats, starting with Hillary Clinton: Don’t go away…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

How They Spent Their Summer Vacation | Raging Moderate

And so we bid a hearty “Welcome Back” to our elected representatives…

Senator Murray recalls 9-11 terrorist attacks

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement as the nation…

  • Sep 11th, 2017

Democracy Insurance | Hardy Merriman

Here’s a basic rule of public policy: If a society wants a…

  • Sep 8th, 2017

Should Democrats Do a Deal for the Dreamers? | Dick Polman

Let’s stick with the story about the Dreamers — the 800,000 young…

A Cowardly White House Using Dreamers as Human Shields | John L. Micek

Quite beyond being morally repugnant and an offense to human decency, the…

Echoes of Reagan: Another Nuclear Buildup | Mel Gurtov

Thirty years ago Americans endured an absurd expansion of the U.S. nuclear-weapon…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Trump’s 33rd week in office | In cartoons

The countless controversies of the Trump presidency disappeared beneath the floodwaters of…