Politics

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District: Michael Pollock

Michael Pollock is challenging incumbent Kirk Robinson for the Position 5 seat on the board of commissioners for the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation… Continue reading

Bureaucracy vs. Humanity | Robert C. Koehler

Basically, it’s kidnapping. Were the Border Patrol agents wearing MAGA hats when they grabbed Rosa Maria Hernandez as she left her hospital room? “It’s a… Continue reading

Our choices for Bainbridge Island City Council | In Our Opinion

The Bainbridge Review’s endorsements for the city council: Bainbridge Island City Council, District 3 - South Ward Two newcomers are running for the seat now… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island City Council: Matthew Tirman

Matthew Tirman is running for the South Ward, District 3 seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. His opponent is Theodore “Ted” Jones. Name: Matthew… Continue reading

If You Want To Change Things | Lee H. Hamilton

One of the gifts of living in a representative democracy is that voting is only one of the rights it confers. For ordinary people who… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island City Council: Rasham Nassar

Rasham Nassar is challenging incumbent Wayne Roth for the Central Ward seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. Name: Rasham Nassar Campaign website: www.rasham4citycouncil.org Education:… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island City Council: Wayne Roth

Incumbent Wayne Roth is being challenged for the Central Ward seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council by Rasham Nassar. Name: Wayne Roth Campaign website:… Continue reading

APB: What We Get Wrong About Donald Trump | Mel Gurtov

The election of Donald Trump was a severe blow to rational thinking. We — and I include many traditional conservatives as well as liberals of… Continue reading

Problems of the Super-Rich | Lawrence Wittner

Based on recent economic developments, the super-rich don’t have much to complain about. A study just released by UBS, a major global financial services company,… Continue reading

Fix the Parks, Not the Fees | Peter Funt

Three years ago this month, returning to my hotel room in Flagstaff, Arizona, I wrote: At least once in a lifetime every American should lay… Continue reading

Meet the candidates: Longtime incumbent squares off against a fresh face for Bainbridge Island parks board position

Bainbridge voters are presented with two candidates in the race for the Commissioner Position 5 of the board for the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park &… Continue reading

Trump’s 40th week in office | In cartoons

Horrifying. Just horrifying. We’re not talking about Halloween costumes here. Instead, it’s Week 40 of the Trump presidency — a frightening week where Donald J.… Continue reading

Senator Versus Demagogue, and History’s Verdict | Dick Polman

Bravo to the Republican senator who stood tall in the chamber and assailed a Republican demagogue for his disgraceful reliance on “the Four Horsemen of… Continue reading

Trump Just Keeps Digging | John L. Micek

It’s the first rule of crisis communications: When you’re in the hole, the first thing you do is to stop digging. But if you’re President… Continue reading

Democracy at Stake: Battle Lines over DACA and the Dream Act | Andrew Moss

After ending President Obama’s DACA Program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in September, Donald Trump announced earlier this month that any legislation affecting the 800,000… Continue reading

A country, and a future, worth serving | Robert C. Koehler

America’s endless war quietly moves across the broken nations of the world. Every so often, U.S. soldiers die, as four Green Berets did several weeks… Continue reading

Dogs, dollars, discussion are primary points of contention in Bainbridge parks board race

Voters are being asked to choose between legacy and innovation in the race for Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation Board Commissioner Position 5, a… Continue reading

Trump’s 39th week in office | In cartoons

Sometimes you just have to ask, “Is there any possible way it can get any worse?” Yes! And welcome to the 39th week of the… Continue reading

‘Fake News’ Exposes Trump’s Swamp Creature | Dick Polman

Before we inevitably face Trump’s next phantasmagoria, let’s briefly pause to celebrate the speedy downfall of a apparatchik of the president. Because it speaks to… Continue reading

Should Limiting North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions Be the Responsibility of the U.S. Government? | Lawrence Wittner

In recent months, advances in the North Korean government’s nuclear weapons program have led to a sharp confrontation between the government leaders of the United… Continue reading