Politics

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

Senator John McCain: In Memory

Newspaper cartoonists from across the country penned tributes to U.S. Senator John McCain following his death Saturday at the age of 81. Contributing artists to… Continue reading

Expand, Don’t Restrict, Voters’ Access to the Polls | Lee H. Hamilton

There are times when I’m convinced the progress of this country can be measured through our ballot laws. Think about it. Over the course of… Continue reading

Supreme Court review is next | The Petri Dish

The fate of a sweeping gun control ballot measure is in the hands of the state Supreme Court and everything should work out fine for… Continue reading

Trump’s 82nd week in office | In cartoons

Week 82 in the White House for President Donald J. Trump, and the country was again reminded that “truth” is the enemy of the people.… Continue reading

Saving Democracy | Mel Gurtov

Writing on democracy, I’m reminded of a great old Stevie Wonder song, “Love’s in Need of Love Today.” Democracy is in need of love today:… Continue reading

Primary Election votes certified as final

Rep. Sherry Appleton is 23rd District leader in Position 1 race.

No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Guest Viewpoint

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets… Continue reading

For Manafort and Cohen, the Truth and Nothing But the Truth | Blair Bess

There may be hope for the American judicial system. The felony convictions of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is evidence of this, as is… Continue reading

This Column Is a Column | Peter Funt

“Things are seldom what they seem,” the playful lyric in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” could well be an anthem for the Trump White House.… Continue reading

Another Week Under Trumpocracy | Mel Gurtov

Some takeaways from another week under He Who Would Be Emperor: “All politics is local.” Speaking to local issues rather than echoing the official mantra… Continue reading

Battle of the D.C. Network Stars | Raging Moderate

The ongoing warfare between Omarosa Manigault-Newman and President Donald Trump is more scarily delicious than an underbaked blueberry muffin covered in strawberry marshmallow sauce and… Continue reading

Trump’s 81st week in office | In cartoons

Our (sadly) hilarious cartoon chronicle of the Trump Presidency continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 81st week in office. This week’s contributing… Continue reading

Anti-American, anti-truth White House | Tom H. Hastings

How is Trump doing in his fake MAGA quest? MPGA? Make Putin Great Again? My career as an activist since the 1960s has focused on… Continue reading

Trump’s 80th week in office | In cartoons

Onward! Our cartoon chronicle of the “reality show” White House continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 80th week in office. This week’s… Continue reading

Swamp Thing | Raging Moderate

During the 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump famously proclaimed he would drain the swamp in Washington. But looking at the cast of characters he’s surrounded… Continue reading

Poverty, Violence and Spiritual Wildfires | Robert C. Koehler

“They take advantage of that opportunity and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit.” The news this past weekend emerging from my… Continue reading

Honestly Looking at Family Values | Wim Laven

A recent look at the GOP’s platform on immigration was quite heartbreaking; they want to break up and damage good families. I thought about the… Continue reading