Politics

I’m Thankful For… | Raging Moderate

And now its time to give thanks for the best American holiday of them all: Thanksgiving. Which could not conceivably come at a better time.… Continue reading

Should Al Franken Resign? Whoa, Take a Breath | Dick Polman

It’s admirable, in a way, that so many left-leaners are calling for Al Franken to quit the Senate. Columnist Paul Waldman says Democrats have “a… Continue reading

Trump’s 44th week in office | In cartoons

It’s Thanksgiving week and a big turkey is back in the White House looking for a pardon. But you probably already knew Donald J. Trump… Continue reading

Roy Moore Aside, What About Bill Clinton? | Dick Polman

Left-leaning Americans who are rightfully repulsed by Roy Moore, and who were similarly steamed in 2016 about Donald Trump’s gropey braggadocio, need to acknowledge that… Continue reading

A Classier Class War | Raging Moderate

Just when you thought America had fallen down the rabbit hole entering an undiscovered country with no recognizable features and a strange distorted landscape, whom… Continue reading

Shrinking benefits for those at the bottom | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not every one, or… Continue reading

Trump’s 43rd week in office | In cartoons

President Donald J. Trump returned from his extended trip to China and other Asian nations to a country that has lost its collective memory. Attorney… Continue reading

A Prayer for Peace That Calls Us to Act | John L. Micek

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Howard Henry’s no preacher. But the prayer he uttered outside a home on Logan Street in Harrisburg on a chilly night last… Continue reading

Stop the Wars: Congress vs. the President | Mel Gurtov

As Donald Trump maintains a high-velocity assault on North Korea’s leader, its political system, and its weapons tests, members of Congress are reportedly getting increasingly… Continue reading

Debt and Taxes | Lee H. Hamilton

As Republicans in Congress move forward on their tax plan, it’s worth remembering one thing: Whatever the legislative particulars, keep your eye on the plan’s… Continue reading

Rolfes selected to chair Senate budget committee

Sen. Christine Rolfes, a Bainbridge Island Democrat and 23rd District lawmaker, was chosen Monday to serve as chairwoman of the crucial Senate budget committee, Ways… Continue reading

Important Caveat For Dems After Election Night Wins | John L. Micek

Heading into Tuesday night’s gubernatorial election in Virginia, national Democrats badly needed a win. After dropping some serious coin in special elections in Georgia and… Continue reading

Who’s Welcome? | Peter Funt

HARTFORD, Conn. — Driving out of town on Albany Avenue I was struck by the speed with which neighborhoods shifted before my eyes, from the… Continue reading

Mass Shooters and Men’s Will to Change | Rob Okun

Before you can buy a gun in the USA, you first can beat your wife numerous times and point a gun at her and be… Continue reading

Trump Goes Belly Up In China | Dick Polman

Donald Trump has dumped all his macho stump rhetoric about China and morphed into a wimp. Since he probably never believed what he spouted in… Continue reading

Trump’s 42nd week in office | In cartoons

President Donald J. Trump is in China! Don’t celebrate. He’s probably coming back sooner or later. It’s the 42nd week of Trump in the White… Continue reading

Kitsap Regional Library levy increase gets 75 percent ‘yes’ vote on Bainbridge

Bainbridge Islanders overwhelmingly voted in support of Proposition 1, the property tax levy increase for the Kitsap Regional Library, according to an analysis of unofficial… Continue reading

Kilmer hosts telephone town hall

Congressman Derek Kilmer will host a telephone town hall next week. The listen-and-learn session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Those who dial… Continue reading

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Watergate | Raging Moderate

The initial grand jury indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation have dropped like a box of rocks and include something called “Conspiracy against the… Continue reading

Careful of the next step | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of… Continue reading