Politics

Trump’s 121st week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at President Donald J. Trump’s 121st week in the White House. This week’s… Continue reading

Winslow demonstrators call for Trump impeachment | Photo gallery

About 15 demonstrators gathered at the Winslow Way and Highway 305 intersection Wednesday calling for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Signs… Continue reading

Russia wins, but it isn’t over yet | Wim Laven

On May 29 Robert Mueller, Special Counsel of the Department of Justice told us: “If we had confidence the president clearly did not commit a… Continue reading

She Remembers a Time When Abortion was Illegal | John L. Micek

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Jessica Marquez-Gates is old enough to remember an America before Roe v. Wade. It was an America where women “douched with caustic… Continue reading

How About a Peace Race Instead of an Arms Race? | Lawrence Wittner

In late April, the highly-respected Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that, in 2018, world military expenditures rose to a record $1.82 trillion. The biggest… Continue reading

Another Fake ‘Emergency’ | Mel Gurtov

Just a few months ago Saudi Arabia’s leader, Mohammed bin-Salman (MBS), was on the defensive. He had authorized the murder of an independent journalist, his… Continue reading

Fake News About Energy, Clean And Dirty | Tom H. Hastings

I used to listen to Freakonomics, an interesting podcast, until it called nuclear energy clean and nonpolluting. I haven’t listened to any since. I really… Continue reading

Day of Bad Memory | Wim Laven

The frustration I experience with dishonest politics reached a peak with Memorial Day this year. I saw protest signs and memes to the effect of:… Continue reading

Medina faces primary challenge for Bainbridge council

Bainbridge Mayor Kol Medina will face a primary challenge for his city council seat. A third candidate entered the race on the final day of… Continue reading

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