Politics

In One Pennsylvania City, a Street By Street Fight for Every Vote | John L. Micek

READING, Pa. - Paula Hass, as one former American president so often says, is fired up and ready to go. Standing in her doorway on… Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Cantwell visits Kitsap to talk education, election

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, was in Bremerton last week touring the West Sound Technical Skills Center, a career training campus in Bremerton for high-school-aged… Continue reading

23rd District candidates face off at League of Women Voters forum

Candidates seeking to represent Washington’s 23rd Legislative District came to Poulsbo City Hall last week and answered questions from the public about where they stand… Continue reading

Trump’s 90th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 90th week in the White House. This week’s contributing… Continue reading

Trump’s Kristallnacht | Tom H. Hastings

We are now moving past “mere” voter suppression and voter intimidation. We have arrived at voter assassination. It was almost exactly 80 years ago that… Continue reading

Trump Betrayed | Blair Bess

Hell hath no fury — or fire — like a president scorned. After weeks of equivocating, President Trump has finally blasted the Saudi government for… Continue reading

Why Do Only Some Lives Matter? | Robert C. Koehler

What would it take for everyone’s life to matter as much as Jamal Khashoggi’s? I ask this question over at the edge of the news,… Continue reading

Truth and Reconciliation for Gender-based Offenses | Matthew Johnson

I was very inspired by the bold New York Times piece “Eight Stories of Men’s Regret,” published in response to the polarized debate over now-Justice… Continue reading

The Midterm Intervention | Raging Moderate

It’s such a hoary old chestnut, the phrase should be roasting on an open fire right about now. “This will be the most important election… Continue reading

Third ethics complaint leveled against Councilman Peltier

Bainbridge Island City Councilman Ron Peltier has been hit with another ethics complaint alleging improper conduct as an elected official. The complaint is the third… Continue reading

Arizona Mirrors the Midterm Divide | Peter Funt

PHOENIX - The race to pick a new U.S. Senator from Arizona underscores the tenor, tactics and tightness of the 2018 midterm elections. Two admired… Continue reading

Evolution of Religion | Kary Love

Science answers many questions but not of morality or wisdom. Human judgment is responsible there. But morality began with evolution. It was useful work that… Continue reading

Deal me out: Trump’s ego vs. Earth | Tom H. Hastings

We used to disparage someone by noting that their “ego is the size of Texas.” Does anyone say that about Trump? Yeah, no, Texas is… Continue reading

Calibrating for fake vs. real news | Tom H. Hastings

I teach between 300 to 400 students every year and one of the most frequent concerns expressed by them is source reliability. Welcome to the… Continue reading

It’s News to Me | Peter Funt

These are the best of times, and the worst of times, for being well informed. We have a vast landscape of news sources, yet we… Continue reading

Kavanaugh Confirmed: Where Do We Go From Here? | Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson

The dust has settled on Judge Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court and the strong, complex emotions associated with it. Despite being the least popular,… Continue reading

U.S. Senate candidate Hutchison hosts town hall in Bremerton

BREMERTON - Republican Susan Hutchison was in Kitsap County rousing support for her U.S. Senate campaign and raising funds at the 19th Hole Bar and… Continue reading

General Election ballots should be in hand by this weekend

PORT ORCHARD — Registered voters in Kitsap County who are awaiting the arrival of their General Election ballots should expect to receive them by the… Continue reading

Trump’s 89th week in office | In cartoons

Welcome back to our continuing cartoon chronicle and Week 89 of Donald J. Trump in the White House. This week’s contributing artists are: Arcadio Esquivel,… Continue reading

Control of the House Runs Through Pennsylvania | John L. Micek

ERIE, Pa. - It’s a Wednesday night in October, three weeks before Election Day, and Mike Kelly is onstage at the Erie Insurance Coliseum, home… Continue reading