Politics

Congressman Kilmer explains vote against Trump impeachment

Congressman Derek Kilmer — one of eight members of the Washington state’s 10-member delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives who voted against a resolution… Continue reading

Washington state lawmakers strongly criticize EPA decision to forgo public hearings on rule change

The public must be heard. That’s the blistering message from Washington state’s Democratic congressional delegation to the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s attempt to… Continue reading

Shameless | Tom H. Hastings

Trump rally participants chanted about Ilhan Omar: “Send her back! Send her back!” They are shameless so I feel shame for them. Antifa bullies punched… Continue reading

Trump’s Racist Tweets: A Foretaste of Toxic 2020 | Dick Polman

White racism was at the root of Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy, and so it will be again in 2020. Either we decisively reject it at… Continue reading

Primary ballot to include name of candidate who abandoned Bainbridge council race

Ashley Mathews’ name will be on the Primary Election ballot, despite her dropping out of the race for the District 2 North Ward seat on… Continue reading

Greenwashing the White House | Raging Moderate

In a recent speech by the president, the former golf resort magnate claimed his administration had done more for the environment than any other presidency,… Continue reading

Candidate pulls out of Bainbridge Island City Council race

The final two candidates for the November ballot in the race for Bainbridge Island City Council District 2 North Ward seat may be settled before… Continue reading

The Immoral Silence to the Destructive Xenophobia of ‘Just Leave’ | Wim Laven

Donald Trump tweets “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” and doubles-down by… Continue reading

A Play on Trump and Leaked Cables, In One Act | John L. Micek

(Ext. 10 Downing Street, nighttime. The lights of London shine in the late evening. Revelers wander in and out of pubs. Big Ben stretches imperiously… Continue reading

Billionaires and American Politics | Lawrence Wittner

Is the United States becoming a plutocracy? With the manifestly unqualified but immensely rich Donald Trump serving as the nation’s first billionaire president, it’s not… Continue reading

How Well Do You Know the Democratic Candidates? | Peter Funt

How well do you know the Democratic candidates for president? They are an eclectic bunch, with personal stories that differ more than their policies. For… Continue reading

Council votes to reprimand Councilman Peltier for bad behavior

Council warns more penalties to follow if Peltier doesn’t clean up act.

Trump’s 127th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Week 127 of Donald J. Trump in the White House. A warning:… Continue reading

Democrats You’d Have a Blank With | Raging Moderate

Back in 2000, the Presidential Election was tight and much attention was focused on who better related to the public. Al Gore was viewed as… Continue reading

The Mop Closet of American History | Robert C. Koehler

“They were quiet, and just staring, blankly,” she said. “There were just blank stares and no expressions on their faces.” Welcome to hell, as presided… Continue reading

Father’s lessons | Tom H. Hastings

Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political—just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my late father, who… Continue reading

Busy year for the Legislature | The Petri Dish

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from you, your neighbor, and even your friends… Continue reading

The United States of Overreaction | Matthew Johnson

On July 4, at a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, six police officers were asked to either move out of a customer’s line of sight or… Continue reading

Trump’s 126th week in office | In cartoons

Day by day, week by week, month by month — it just doesn’t get any better, does it? Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump… Continue reading

American Concentration Camps | Robert C. Koehler

“These aren’t people. These are animals.” These words alone set off the alarm — the fascism alarm, you might say. Donald Trump is by no… Continue reading