Politics

Women of America, Your Leaders Have Failed You | Blair Bess

Let’s forget for a moment names in the news like Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Christine Blasey Ford, or Deborah… Continue reading

Harassing the Harassee | Raging Moderate

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process has stumbled forward like a 10-year-old pushing a marble pedestal twice his size up a four-story stairwell. You… Continue reading

Trump’s 86th week in office | In cartoons

But wait, there’s more! Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 86th week at 1600 Pennsylvania… Continue reading

Republicans Determined to Alienate as Many Women as Possible | Dick Polman

Why are Republicans so determined to stick with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh, soiling themselves in the process and alienating as many women voters as… Continue reading

The Accusation That Wouldn’t Go Away | Robert C. Koehler

Sexual assault is such a nuisance, not only, but especially, for Republicans. Here’s the Wall Street Journal editorial board, attempting, with gentlemanly politeness, to dispense… Continue reading

Trump Jr. Rallies the MAGA Faithful in Pa. | John L. Micek

HERSHEY, Pa. - Donald Trump Jr. had a pretty simple message for the Republican faithful who filled a hotel ballroom here on the final night… Continue reading

In Trump We Profit | Peter Funt

Les Moonves, the CBS chief toppled by a sexual harassment scandal, will probably be best remembered for what he said in 2016 about Donald Trump’s… Continue reading

The GOP Hokey Pokey | Raging Moderate

Be very careful, because it’s getting crazy out there. You don’t want to end up collateral damage accidentally straying into the path of the newest… Continue reading

Kavanaugh Deserved Better… and So Do We | Blair Bess

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was never going to get a fair break during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The fault lies not with… Continue reading

On Dealing with China | Mel Gurtov

A Self-Confident China Ever since China’s economic reforms began in 1978, the goal of U.S. foreign policy has been to “manage” China’s rise so that… Continue reading

Trump’s 85th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at the disasters (man-made, each one) that marked Donald J. Trump’s 85th week… Continue reading

Hurricane Trump, Season 2 | Wim Laven

A year ago I wrote about the problems in Houston, I wrote with great frustration about political expedience, poor planning and supreme errors in judgment… Continue reading

Ethics complaints filed against Bainbridge Councilman Peltier, Councilwoman Nassar

Two ethics complaints have been filed against Bainbridge Island Councilman Ron Peltier, and a third has been filed against his colleague on the council, Councilwoman… Continue reading

Jimmy Carter’s uncommon decency | Peter Funt

PLAINS, Ga. - The antithesis of Donald Trump and his administration can be studied, at least for those willing to drive 150 miles south from… Continue reading

A much unwanted victory | The Petri Dish

A much-divided state Supreme Court blew up an unusual compromise when it concluded that Initiative 940, which would rewrite Washington law on the use of… Continue reading

All Talk, No Action: A Republican Metaphor | Dick Polman

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law. But if we were to focus… Continue reading

Having Adults in the White House is Supposed To Be Normal | John L. Micek

We have been informed, twice now this week, that there are alleged “adults” in Donald Trump’s White House who are supposedly acting as a hedge… Continue reading

Here’s Why I Believe in America | Lee H. Hamilton

It’s so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to… Continue reading

Hey! Democracy! Choices! | Tom H. Hastings

What, we wonder, can we do about it? What is there to do about a lack of funding for our public schools and education in… Continue reading

Long waiting list for ‘Fear’ in Kitsap County

Long waiting list for ‘Fear’ in Kitsap County Most people who want to check out “Fear: Trump in the White House” — Bob Woodward’s new… Continue reading