Politics

Senator Murray’s statement on the anniversary of 9/11

As the nation prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement: “On… Continue reading

Nicaragua Could Be Trump’s Wag the Dog Moment | Blair Bess

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s recent warning to the United Nations Security Council that civil unrest in Nicaragua poses a threat to the stability of Central… Continue reading

Trump’s 84th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the Trump Presidency continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 84th week in office. This week’s contributing artists from… Continue reading

Today’s College Students Are Paying More for Less | Lawrence Wittner

Despite the soaring costs of attending American colleges and universities, their students are receiving an education that falls far short of the one experienced by… Continue reading

County auditor candidates are guest speakers at next meeting of Bainbridge Island Republican Women

Bainbridge Island Republican Women will host a candidate forum on the county auditor race at the group’s next gathering. Candidates Paul Andrews (D) and Richard… Continue reading

Senators demand to see Kavanaugh’s full record

U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined 17 of their Democratic colleagues in calling on the White House to make Judge Brett… Continue reading

Coming Apart? Maybe Not | Mel Gurtov

Day by day the Trump administration is coming apart. Revelations abound about the dysfunctions of the Trump team, about Trump’s ignorance and incompetence, and now… Continue reading

#StopKavanaugh protest held on Bainbridge

A crowd of nearly 50 activists gathered at Waypoint Park Sunday, joining thousands of others across the country in protest to #StopKavanaugh. The demonstrators said… Continue reading

Pre-Mourning Boosts Life Before Death | Peter Funt

Social media and digital tools have changed the way we live and, to some extent, the way we die. Increasingly, loved ones and notables are… Continue reading

Reviving the Spirit of ’68 | Robert C. Koehler

I was a hippie/bicycle delivery boy living in San Francisco when the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago 50 years ago, so I absorbed… Continue reading

The Congressional Race that Trump is Sweating the Most

MT. LEBANON, PA. - Politics are on the menu here at The Coffee Tree Roasters. At a patio table early one sunny August morning in… Continue reading

Trump’s 83rd week in office | In cartoons

Whoa, slow down. Let’s not start Russian to any conclusions here, but Week 83 for the Trump presidency looked a little tough — with Paul… Continue reading

All the President’s Con Men | Raging Moderate

It’s almost impossible to measure the corruption surrounding Donald Trump these days. It is huuuuuge covering the White House with a blanket of sleaze deep… Continue reading

Bainbridge councilwoman files complaint with Ethics Board

Bainbridge Island Councilwoman Rasham Nassar has filed an ethics complaint against a local architect who volunteered to serve on the city’s Affordable Housing Task Force.… Continue reading

Democratic Diversity is Making America Great Again | Dick Polman

Let’s begin with a biographical sketch, a very 21st-century American dream. When David Hallquist was a child attending Catholic schools in Syracuse, New York, he… Continue reading

Lock him up! Lock him up! The Flipper regime | Tom H. Hastings

His karma is headed over the cliff. They are finding the witches, eh? Michael Cohen, his fixer lawyer, pleads out, flipping off Trump. His campaign… Continue reading

Recreating the Wilderness | Robert C. Koehler

The science gets ever more dire. The politics runs the other way. We’ve claimed hold of the planet, but cluelessly, like the sorcerer’s apprentice. Welcomed… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee on passing of Senator John McCain: Nation says goodbye ‘to one of its greatest heroes’

Gov. Jay Inslee issued the following statement following the news that Senator John McCain, Arizona’s senior Republican and the party’s 2008 nominee for president, passed… Continue reading

Senator Cantwell: McCain’s impact ‘will long be remembered’

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain on Saturday: “I am saddened to hear of… Continue reading

Sen. Patty Murray on death of John McCain: ‘The world lost a giant’

U.S. Senator John McCain was a “role model for respect, courage and the duty to something greater than oneself,” U.S. Senator Patty Murray said in… Continue reading