Politics

Senator Murray: House impeachment proceedings should begin

Washington state’s senior senator said she agrees that the House of Representatives should begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer announces support for impeachment

Congressman Derek Kilmer is now supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. In a statement issued Sunday, Rep. Kilmer, a 6th District Democrat, said the… Continue reading

Tough Month for Eyman | The Petri Dish

Contrary to the customary exuberance expressed in his emails, Tim Eyman isn’t having a very good month. Washington’s pioneering initiative barker — whose financing creativity… Continue reading

Blame a Snowflake | Wim Laven

These days it’s clear that the lessons provided by history are not being learned. In August of 1925 the Ku Klux Klan marched on Washington,… Continue reading

Asylum as a human right | Andrew Moss

In the past year the Trump administration has been applying increasingly restrictive policies to block asylum seekers from pursuing their claims in the U.S. The… Continue reading

Election Annulment Please | Tom H. Hastings

Russia hacked and attacked our 2016 Presidential Election and installed Donald Trump. This requires annulment. Trump didn’t even come close on the actual popular vote,… Continue reading

Trump’s 129th week in office | In cartoons

The countdown continues. Here’s a look back at Week 129 of Donald J. Trump in the White House in our continuing cartoon cavalcade of the… Continue reading

The US-China trade war: A cease-fire, nothing more | Mel Gurtov

The Financial Times reported on July 10 that Donald Trump, at his last meeting with Xi Jinping in Osaka in June, promised to “tone down”… Continue reading

Bainbridge officials present Peltier with letter of reprimand

Bainbridge Island’s top elected city officials have issued a letter of reprimand to embattled first-term Councilman Ron Peltier. The city released a copy of the… Continue reading

Kilmer to consider Mueller testimony before taking stance on impeachment

PORT ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer is waiting for Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to testify and for evidence to be made public before… Continue reading

Trump’s Next Target? Food Stamp Recipients. | John L. Micek

So here’s another reminder that the soul of who we are as a nation, our fundamental conception of ourselves as a people, is on the… Continue reading

Rotary International as a Model for Statecraft | Winslow Myers

The established paradigm of nation-states formulating their policies on the basis of a limited vision of self-interest is dissolving on every level. Games of chicken… Continue reading

Mueller’s Testimony: Impeachment Accelerant or Anticlimax? | Dick Polman

Remember the now-distant days when we Americans who closely track Donald Trump’s lies and lawlessness waited in great anticipation for “Mueller Time”? That historic reckoning… Continue reading

Let’s Not Just Focus on Elections, But on How We Elect | Lee H. Hamilton

A few years ago, I was at a polling place here in Indiana where a long line of people stood waiting to vote. A woman… Continue reading

Trump’s 128th week in office | In cartoons

What else can we say? Tanks for the memories. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at President Donald J.… Continue reading

Hollywood Says Hooray for Mayor Pete | Peter Funt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Democrats’ wunderkind from South Bend, Indiana, has made only a modest mark in national polls, yet he’s… Continue reading

Fighting climate change means ending war | Robert C. Koehler

“The easy movement of high ranking military officers into jobs with major defense contractors and the reverse movement of top executives in major defense contractors… Continue reading

Inslee brings presidential campaign and environmental message to Whidbey

WHIDBEY ISLAND - Presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee brought his message to save the whales to Whidbey Island Wednesday. The 2020 Democratic candidate didn’t spot… Continue reading

Republicans are Complicit in Trump’s Racism | John L. Micek

The next time a Republican tries to tell you that he or she is an heir to the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, remind them that… Continue reading

‘Full Faith’ For Now | The Petri Dish

The men and women responsible for running elections in Washington’s 39 counties are nervous that something, or several, will go awry with the Aug. 6… Continue reading