Politics

Lots of Tips on How to Live Sanely in Trumplandia | Dick Polman

The pollsters at Pew recently reported that 68 percent of Americans are suffering from news exhaustion, and that jibes with what I witness on an… Continue reading

New Polling Shows More Trouble for Republicans | John L. Micek

In case national Republicans needed another reminder of the power of women at the ballot box, pollsters at Quinnipiac University just handed it to them.… Continue reading

Facebook’s Off the Mark Zuckerberg | Blair Bess

Every time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth he somehow manages to stick his foot in it. It’s not so much what he says… Continue reading

Trump’s 78th week in office | In cartoons

Worst. Week. Ever. Week 78 in the presidency for Donald J. Trump has come to a close, with many people saying it was the worst… Continue reading

The Mind Reels | Winslow Myers

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a… Continue reading

Some Dare Call It Treason | Mel Gurtov

Is Donald Trump not merely gullible, uninformed, and indifferent but actually treasonous when it comes to Russia? More and more high-profile people are saying so.… Continue reading

Mixing Guns and Racism | Robert C. Koehler

In Illinois, as in all the rest of the states, it’s legal to carry a concealed handgun, unless you’re at a ballgame or in the… Continue reading

Trump’s 27 Loaded Questions | Peter Funt

Question 1: “Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans in order to help elect Democrats?” Question 2: When did you stop… Continue reading

Jeffrey Lord, Off CNN, Still Defending Trump | John L. Micek

EAST PENNSBORO, Pa. - The rest of official Washington might be in free-fall over President Donald Trump’s Bizzaro-World press conference in Helsinki with Russian strongman… Continue reading

Chaos or Community in Immigration Policy | Andrew Moss

If you scan the Internet for immigration-related news stories following the Trump administration’s May 7 announcement of its “zero tolerance” border policy, you’ll find the… Continue reading

SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Frequently Asked Questions | Raging Moderate

Q. What’s the skinny on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice? A. Chaos. Confusion. Mutual accusations of partisan politics. Exasperation. Pique. Rage.… Continue reading

Trump’s 77th week in office | In cartoons

Another week and the carnage continues. Donald J. Trump celebrated his 77th week in office with a trip abroad to insult America’s allies — a… Continue reading

Human Rights Trumped | Mel Gurtov

Who cares about human rights? Not Trump, not his team. Here’s some of what we see. Deceptive Reporting Discussion in the Trump administration of sensitive… Continue reading

The Best Deals are the Deals that Develop Peace | Wim Laven

As an educator of politics and conflict resolution I’ve spent decades examining deals as they relate to conflict and peace. Negotiation is a key skill… Continue reading

A modest approach | The Petri Dish

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

Bainbridge council picks Deets for deputy mayor post

Bainbridge Councilman Joe Deets is the new deputy mayor for Bainbridge Island. The Bainbridge Island City Council chose its new deputy mayor at its meeting… Continue reading

The Dems Could Win If They Stood For Something | Robert C. Koehler

The Democrats have been in turmoil for the last half century and then some, when they abandoned their racist base and supported the civil rights… Continue reading

Congress Too Weak to Stop Trade War | John L. Micek

You may not have noticed it amid the White House’s bluster on NATO this week, but Congress utterly face-planted in its effort to rein in… Continue reading

President Trump’s Useful Idiocy | Winslow Myers

Though the president still has many supporters, there is a growing consensus, especially as the Trump-initiated trade war heats up, that he does not have… Continue reading

Trump Buys Survival Insurance From Brett Kavanaugh | Dick Polman

Feel free to tell yourself that Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court because the guy went to Yale (Trump reportedly loves Ivy… Continue reading