Politics

Trump’s 93rd week in office | In cartoons

Look out, President Trump, here comes a caravan! Of cartoons, that is. Our cartoon parade of Donald J. Trump’s in the White House continues with… Continue reading

Trump’s 92nd week in office | In cartoons

Want to see something really scary? How about Donald J. Trump’s 92nd week in the White House. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues… Continue reading

Trump’s 91st week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 91st week in the White House. This week’s contributing… Continue reading

What Does It Really Mean to Be Patriotic? | Lee H. Hamilton

Patriotism has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. French President Emanuel Macron recently criticized President Trump and other world leaders for their “us… Continue reading

The Ridiculous Democratic Rebellion Against Nancy Pelosi | Dick Polman

There’s an old saying, attributed to nobody in particular, that Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Their current opportunity is to close… Continue reading

Look to the right for corruption | Tom H. Hastings

When I was growing up a long time ago there was a presumption of prudential integrity for politicians. Yes, I suppose I was naïve, but… Continue reading

The Red-Blue divide: Why beating ‘em is better than joining ‘em | Matthew Johnson

Unless I am in a particularly peaceful mood, I tend to scoff at the idea of building bridges between Democrats and Republicans in the United… Continue reading

You Didn’t Lose the Amazon Lottery. You Dodged a Bullet. | John L. Micek

So what do Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., have that your city or state doesn’t? Well, everything, as it turns out. Or… Continue reading

Giving Thanks in 2018 | Raging Moderate

One thing we should all be grateful for this year is that Thanksgiving is making its annual appearance at the earliest possible point on the… Continue reading

Election reveals winners, losers | The Petri Dish

A surge in voter interest, a swell in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 Election. As… Continue reading

Islanders give big thumbs up to greater gun safety regulations

Bainbridge Islanders want stricter regulations on who can buy guns. That’s becoming increasingly clear as ballots continue to be counted for Initiative 1639. I-1639 —… Continue reading

Bainbridge may try again on Prop. 1

Bainbridge Island city council members may take a second shot next year at getting voter approval for a property tax increase to pay for bicycle… Continue reading

Give Trump Credit When Due | Peter Funt

Stuck in a hotel room watching CNN the other day, I happened to catch live coverage of Donald Trump’s short speech about the “First Step… Continue reading

The New Abnormal | Robert C. Koehler

Thousand Oaks, California: a city torn apart by wildfire and gunfire. Both are unnatural disasters. “This is the new abnormal,” Gov. Jerry Brown said this… Continue reading

Deets will stay deputy mayor

Councilman Joe Deets will continue to serve as Bainbridge Island’s deputy mayor. The city council agreed to keep Deets in the post through the end… Continue reading

Hillary Clinton’s Defeat Became a Pink Wave | Matthew Johnson

This year Cambridge Scholar Publishers issued a book edited by Barry University professor Laura Finley and me, “Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious… Continue reading

Blue Wave Meets Red Wall: Split decision for a Divided Nation | Dick Polman

Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of… Continue reading

Dogs Get Their Day in Florida Voting | Peter Funt

FORT MYERS, Florida - Amid the brouhaha over senate and gubernatorial voting, there was clarity here in the Sunshine State about one thing: Floridians are… Continue reading

The Issues That Won’t Go Away | Robert C. Koehler

How much real change manifested itself in the 2018 midterms? How deeply does the outcome reflect the American soul? Apparently, about 113 million Americans, basically… Continue reading

UPDATE | Voters reject Bainbridge bicycle-improvement levy

Bainbridge Island voters have rejected a $15 million, seven-year levy to pay for roadside improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians. According to the latest vote tally… Continue reading