Politics

Council votes to reprimand Councilman Peltier for bad behavior

Council warns more penalties to follow if Peltier doesn’t clean up act.

 

Trump’s 127th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Week 127 of Donald J. Trump in the White House. A warning:… Continue reading

 

Democrats You’d Have a Blank With | Raging Moderate

Back in 2000, the Presidential Election was tight and much attention was focused on who better related to the public. Al Gore was viewed as… Continue reading

 

The Mop Closet of American History | Robert C. Koehler

“They were quiet, and just staring, blankly,” she said. “There were just blank stares and no expressions on their faces.” Welcome to hell, as presided… Continue reading

Father’s lessons | Tom H. Hastings

Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political—just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my late father, who… Continue reading

Busy year for the Legislature | The Petri Dish

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from you, your neighbor, and even your friends… Continue reading

The United States of Overreaction | Matthew Johnson

On July 4, at a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, six police officers were asked to either move out of a customer’s line of sight or… Continue reading

Trump’s 126th week in office | In cartoons

Day by day, week by week, month by month — it just doesn’t get any better, does it? Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump… Continue reading

American Concentration Camps | Robert C. Koehler

“These aren’t people. These are animals.” These words alone set off the alarm — the fascism alarm, you might say. Donald Trump is by no… Continue reading

League hosts voters forum

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap will host a series of public forums featuring candidates who will be on the ballot for the Primary… Continue reading

An Ambien Thunderdome | Raging Moderate

If the first round of Democratic Party debates were distilled into five words or less, it would be “pass the No-Doz please.” Vini, vici, dormeo.… Continue reading

The Trump Way of War | Mel Gurtov

Notice how similar are the Trump administration’s interactions with Iran and North Korea? The pattern in both cases is dangerous, ill-informed, and bound to fail.… Continue reading

Getting Congress Back on Track | Lee H. Hamilton

The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists of… Continue reading

Trouble at the Border | Robert C. Koehler

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference.… Continue reading

Trump-Kim III: Making History Without Making Progress? | Mel Gurtov

Taking a few steps onto North Korean soil, and posing for pictures with a friendly dictator, seem to fit Trump-era diplomacy better than a carefully… Continue reading

Oddo has lead in pursuit of campaign contributions for Bainbridge Island City Council

The two candidates hoping to replace Ron Peltier on the Bainbridge Island City Council have already raised a combined total of more than $20,000, according… Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Abolish Private Health Insurance. Uh Oh. | Dick Polman

Is it possible to pluck one newsworthy moment from Wednesday night’s cacophonous 10-contestant Democratic quiz show? You bet. Here we go: Moderator Lester Holt asked,… Continue reading

An honorable course in Iran: End sanctions, resume dialogue | Kathy Kelly

The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the U.S. Last week, Elham Pourtaher, an Iranian graduate student at the State University of… Continue reading

Trump’s Ministry of No Information | John LaForge

The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the routine practice of reporting the current number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal, the AP and… Continue reading

Trump’s 125th week in office | In cartoons

The countdown continues. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at President Donald J. Trump’s 125th week in the White… Continue reading