Politics


Trump’s Fifth Avenue Requiem | Raging Moderate

Anybody remember when Donald Trump boasted, “I could stand in the middle…

Tirman gets nod from carpenters in Bainbridge council race

Matthew Tirman has picked up an endorsement from the Pacific Northwest Regional…

Jamboree travesty | Robert J. Byers

I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

An Afternoon of ‘Straight Talk’ with John McCain | John L. Micek

If you’re a journalist who covers campaigns and politics, the recent news…

Trump’s 27th week in office | In cartoons

Ambitious policy proposals unveiled last week by President Trump drew widespread acclaim…

Trump’s Real Media Angle | Peter Funt

Unless you’re receiving the daily emails sent by Donald Trump and his…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Jared Kushner and National Security | Mel Gurtov

Jared Kushner’s latest revision of his financial picture reveals a very wealthy…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Progress Report, Donald Trump: Failing | Wim Laven

Assessments are a key tool in most fields. In some industries they…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Compromise deal proves elusive | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could…

TrumPutin moving forward, democracy declines | Tom H. Hastings

As a child of the Cold War (born during the Korean War,…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

From ‘I Alone Can Fix It’ To ‘I Won’t Own It’ | John L. Micek

A year ago this week, newly anointed as his party’s candidate for…

Low turnout expected for Primary Election

Voting has started for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, but just a…

Fake Sons | Raging Moderate by Will Durst

And now, a few choice words about Donald Trump… Junior. Seems as…

Trump’s 26th week in office | In cartoons

President Donald Trump’s “fake news” fantasy was shattered by reality last week…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

What is our experience of our flawed democracy? | Robert J. Gould

Last year, the Economist Intelligence Unit dropped its score for the U.S.…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

How Much is a Boss Worth? | Lawrence S. Wittner

An awful lot of Americans are skeptical about the value of their…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Things are Very, Very Bad for Donald Trump | John L. Micek

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to call his son,…

What Will it Take for Republicans to Say Enough is Enough? | Dick Polman

Kudos to Reed Galen — a lifelong Republican, veteran of three presidential…

Promoting the General Welfare | Russell Vandenbroucke

July 4 reminds me of our nation’s founding ideal that all of…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Trump Loves Executive Orders Even More Than Obama | Raging Moderate

Donald J. Trump has many tools at his disposal. Both houses of…