Politics

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

McCleary drama continues next Tuesday | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — When the legal battle on education funding returns to the state Supreme Court Tuesday, the leader of Washington’s public school system will be… Continue reading

A Nobel prize for sanity? | David Cortright

The Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a wonderful tribute to the many millions of people around the… Continue reading

Rex Tillerson Shouldn’t Have Gone Full ‘Moron’ | Raging Moderate

Here’s the deal: You don’t start out by calling someone a “moron.” That’s a final exclamatory heave after exhausting all other slanders. Fool. Jerk. Pinhead.… Continue reading

Mystery | Winslow Myers

“The Second Amendment, as applied in the last 30 years or so, has become so perverted, twisted and misused that you have to see it… Continue reading

Stand with Ground Zero | Donna J. Moore

Congratulations to Ground Zero and all the other peace groups who make up ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, on having just been… Continue reading

Now | Tom H. Hastings

Don’t you just love it when a problem occurs and the one who caused says something like, “Now is not the time to talk about… Continue reading

I know why he did it | Michael N. Nagler

Although I have been studying nonviolence — and therefore indirectly violence — for many years, what I want to share with you about this latest… Continue reading

Trump’s 38th week in office | In cartoons

What a mess! Consider: A suggestion for an unprecedented nuclear arms buildup; the suggested early abandonment of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico; the continued standoff… Continue reading

Trump Slams Fake News By Making Three False Claims | John L. Micek

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — President Donald Trump, who likes to denounce the “fake” news media, threw himself into the warm embrace of Fox News host Sean… Continue reading

Names Make News | Peter Funt

Names making news — and generating opinions: MIKE PENCE. The Veep fooled no one Sunday. He calculatingly attended the Colts-49ers game in Indianapolis just long… Continue reading

Republicans Decide Sex Harassment is Very, Very Bad | Dick Polman

Wow, isn’t it amazing how the GOP and Donald Trump Jr. are suddenly rocking the sexual harassment issue, now that deposed Hollywood mogul and liberal… Continue reading

It’s What We Do That Counts | Lee H. Hamilton

I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, “Home on the Range.” You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouraging word”? That… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee: Repeal of Clean Power Plan is ‘Trump Administration’s total abdication of American leadership’

Gov. Jay Inslee said the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Act won’t deter Washington state’s efforts to limit carbon pollution. In a… Continue reading

Republican Logic on Guns Makes Me Twitch | Raging Moderate

Sadly fascinating to endure another predictable dance performed on the national stage by our elected politicians in response to the recent horrendous concert shooting in… Continue reading

U.S. Bomb Tests and Bidding Wars Herald New (Unlawful) $1.5 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Complex | John LaForge

While much of the world pursues the abolition of nuclear weapons — embraced by the adoption July 7 by 122 nations of the Treaty on… Continue reading

Trump’s Bigly Lie to the LGBTQ Community | John L. Micek

Last June, after a gunman opened fire in the gay-friendly Pulse nightclub in Orlando, candidate Donald Trump proclaimed he’d be a stronger advocate and champion… Continue reading

GOP women to meet this week

Bainbridge Island Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Wing Point Country Club. The keynote speaker is Rep. Drew MacEwan, a… Continue reading

Needed: A “Men Against Gun Violence” Campaign | Rob Okun

Well, I won’t back down/ No, I won’t back down… I’ll stand my ground/Won’t be turned around… I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down,… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer to host telephone town hall

Kilmer to host telephone town hall