Our American character and you the voter | Tom H. Hastings

When we speak of people from a particular identity group—ethnicity, nationality, regional group, state, town, or one of many others — we often essentialize, that… Continue reading

Trump Goes Full Trump in Yet Another Pennsylvania Rally | John L. Micek

ERIE, PA - With his second U.S. Supreme Court confirmation in the bag, President Donald Trump took a victory lap around this city by the… Continue reading

Intentional or Incompetence – Voter Suppression Where We Live | Wim Laven

On Oct. 15, 2018 early voting in Georgia started. I arrived at my polling place at 1:56 p.m. and completed voting at 4:19 p.m. It… Continue reading

Candidates forum coming to Bainbridge Island Senior Center

The Bainbridge Island Senior Center will host a candidates forum next week with State Rep. Sherry Appleton and Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, candidates for the… Continue reading

Councilwoman’s ethics complaint dismissed for lack of ‘reasonable credibility’

The city of Bainbridge Island’s Ethics Board has dismissed an ethics complaint filed by Councilwoman Rasham Nassar because the complaint “lacks reasonable credibility.” Nassar filed… Continue reading

The Fine Art of Politics | Blair Bess

If you’d never heard of internationally-acclaimed graffiti artist Banksy before last week, you may have by now. He’s the guy whose painting entitled “Girl With… Continue reading

Trump’s 88th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon cavalcade chronicle of the Donald J. Trump presidency continues with a look back at Trump’s 88th week in the White House. Spoiler alert:… Continue reading

Trump’s 87th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of No. 45 continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 87th week as El Presidente. This week’s contributing artists: Rainer… Continue reading

What Does It Mean to Be an American? | Lee H. Hamilton

Tell me: What does it actually mean to be an American? In the press of day-to-day events and amid the ongoing tumult of politics, we… Continue reading

Climate Change and Collective Salvation | Robert C. Koehler

In the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, as white male privilege reclaims its desperate grip on our future, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate… Continue reading

What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans? | Lawrence Wittner

The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us… Continue reading

Kavanaugh Huffs and Puffs His Way to the Supreme Court | Raging Moderate

Brett Kavanaugh’s pathway to the Supreme Court has been more circuitous than a drunken snake’s slide down a bobsled run. No matter whether you were… Continue reading

Why Conservatives (Still) Like Kavanaugh | Matthew Johnson

Senator Collins should be proud of herself. She will now potentially go down in history as the woman who made the overthrow of Roe v.… Continue reading

He’s not on the ballot but Inslee is campaigning like it | The Petri Dish

Gov. Jay Inslee’s name isn’t on the ballot in November. But he is raising and spending more money than just about everyone who is vying… Continue reading

‘Self-Made’ Trump was a Millionaire in Elementary School | John L. Micek

Back in October 2016, when she was asked to explain how it was that then-candidate Donald Trump managed to overcome his fantastic wealth and connect… Continue reading

Online voter registration deadline is Monday

There are just a few days to register to vote in Washington state either online or by mail for the Nov. 6 general election. The… Continue reading

There’s One Big Loser in the Kavanaugh Fight | Dick Polman

As we sift the mounting wreckage of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, what happened in 1992 seems quite pertinent. That year, when the U.S, Supreme Court… Continue reading

When Donny Met Kim: A Love Story | Blair Bess

The president’s bad breakup with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 apparently left him feeling vulnerable and angry. He was a man ripe… Continue reading

Kitsap candidates meet in Hansville for pie and questions

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and incumbent state Rep. Sherry Appleton went head to head on Tuesday, Oct. 2 during the Greater Hansville Community Center’s annual… Continue reading

Stop Kavanaugh Vigil on Bainbridge | Photo gallery

Bainbridge Island activists have launched a Stop Kavanaugh Vigil this week at Waypoint Park. Demonstrators gathered at the island’s gateway park at noon Wednesday to… Continue reading