Politics

Kitsap Regional Library orders nine copies of Mueller’s report for local readers

The page-turner that has consumed the nation’s capital will be coming to local libraries next month. Last week, a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert… Continue reading

Woman completes 17-day hunger strike for Southern Resident Orcas | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — Lanni Johnson, 71, tearfully completed her 17-day hunger strike Wednesday as she took the first bites of an orange, her first food in… Continue reading

Exemption removed for measles shots | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA – In a late night party-line vote April 17, the Washington Senate approved the removal of the personal exemption for the measles, mumps, and… Continue reading

Earth Day: Our Planet in Peril | Robert F. Dodge

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This comes 50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spills which were instrumental in the… Continue reading

The Mueller Report — Guilty! | Mel Gurtov

My moniker for this president is Desperate Donald. Now the Mueller report shows the moniker is a good one: It tells us that Trump went… Continue reading

Ethics Board to Councilman Peltier: ‘Stop this harassing behavior’

Latest ethics review blasts councilman for ‘campaign of harassment’ against former city manager

The Democrats Have a White Man Problem | Raging Moderate

There are enough tugs-of-war playing out inside the Democratic Party to keep a multi-franchise, company picnic busy for an entire summer. We’re not talking about… Continue reading

Critics Tax Sanders Unfairly | Peter Funt

Of all the important issues in the 2020 campaign, how much money each of the Democrats has should not be on any list. But now… Continue reading

At Risk: The Idea of America | Mel Gurtov

Perhaps the most damaging legacy of the Trump years is the disservice he and his associates are doing to Americans’ sense of self and nation.… Continue reading

What Does it Mean to Teach Peace? | Ellen Birkett Lindeen

Depending on your age, people associate peace with protesting the Vietnam War, songs, movies and marches of the 1960s, the time before 9/11, quiet getaway… Continue reading

Streaming ‘Game of Thrones?’ You Should Care About Net Neutrality Bill | John L. Micek

If you’re like me, you’re probably going to sit down on Sunday night, popcorn and adult beverage in hand, to watch the start of the… Continue reading

War Crimes and National Security | Robert C. Koehler

How dare she question the sanctity of American militarism? As national security adviser John Bolton declared last fall, the International Criminal Court constitutes “an assault… Continue reading

A Resolution for Building Momentum | Guest Viewpoint

Words matter. We have heard that many times, but especially when we think about how we keep democracy alive and healthy. And one way that… Continue reading

Immigration and the Shock Doctrine | Andrew Moss

If you look back over the Trump administration’s handling of immigration during the past two-and-a-half years, you’ll see a pattern of chronic tension and dysfunction.… Continue reading

The Business of Immigration Is Compassion | Peter Funt

Emma Lazarus, whose words appear on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty, did not write, “Give me your skilled, your educated, your elite few… Continue reading

Trump’s 114th week in office | In cartoons

Now you see it, now you don’t. Our cartoon caravan detailing Donald J. Trump’s chair-warming in the White House continues with a puzzling peek at… Continue reading

How Politics Have Changed | Lee H. Hamilton

I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964, and have remained engaged in one way or another every… Continue reading

Barr is just another word for obstruction | Tom H. Hastings

We on the Portland Peace Team were invited out the other day to provide some nonviolent public safety for the local demonstration of perhaps 250… Continue reading

Pelosi Remains the Model Democrat | Peter Funt

Nancy Pelosi, the only Democrat Donald Trump seems to truly fear, is a branch of reason in our thickly overgrown political forest. Even before Robert… Continue reading

Senate passes amended operating budget, negotiations begin | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — The state Senate passed an amended version of the operating budget totaling $52.5 billion for the next biennium, with 31 in favor and… Continue reading