Politics

Will Trump’s Kid Cruelty Sink the GOP in November? | Dick Polman

It may seem crass to discuss the potential political impact of Trump’s family separation policy — especially when we can hear the kids wailing for… Continue reading

King Donald | Raging Moderate

The president’s lawyers must wake up every morning wondering if they’re in the throes of a mescaline fever dream. Which altered reality will they have… Continue reading

Trump’s Hobbesian trade war | Tom H. Hastings

Now comes the Trump Trade War, his Bellum omnium contra omnes, war of all against all. It is the most spiritless, cynical, pessimistic perspective on… Continue reading

Getting Ready for Nuclear War | Lawrence Wittner

Although many people have criticized the bizarre nature of Donald Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea, his recent lovefest with Kim Jong Un does have the… Continue reading

Trump’s 72nd week in office | In cartoons

Here’s a look back at Week 72 of Donald J. Trump in the White House. Mr. President: Pardon our embarrassment. This week’s contributing cartoonists are:… Continue reading

Trump’s 71st week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with Week 71. This week’s contributing cartoonists are: Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times Stephane Peray,… Continue reading

Trumpian Values on Display Both Here and Abroad | John L. Micek

Even as he cozied up to an evil dictator who routinely murders, starves and imprisons his own people, President Donald Trump’s White House made its… Continue reading

If Only Donald Trump Jr. Were More Like Justin Trudeau | Blair Bess

Instead of being saddled with the sycophantic Donald J. Trump Jr., who currently finds himself the subject of intense legal scrutiny, President Trump might have… Continue reading

Trump Envies ‘Love’ for North Korean Dictator | Dick Polman

Well, the so-called peace summit with North Korea has come and gone. And as anyone with a scintilla of intellect could’ve predicted, Trump made a… Continue reading

NFL Anthem Protest Policy and Faux Patriotism | Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson

Like many, we are fundamentally opposed to the NFL’s new policy requiring players who are on the field to stand for the national anthem or… Continue reading

The Great Waking Up | Robert C. Koehler

I don’t blame all of the planet’s ills on the Republican Party, but I find hope in the possibility that it’s on the verge of… Continue reading

With Friends Like Us, Who Needs Enemies? | Blair Bess

During World War II, when the communist government of Joseph Stalin joined the United States and Great Britain in their battle against Nazi Germany, British… Continue reading

Trump’s War on the Poor: An Impeachable Offense | Mel Gurtov

Were it not for the source, it would hardly be news to learn that the United States can’t take care of its most needy —… Continue reading

Politics: We Need It | Lee H. Hamilton

Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values… Continue reading

Rolfes earns Washington PTA’s highest honor

Sen. Christine Rolfes was awarded the Washington State Parent Teacher Association’s highest honor at the organization’s annual conference in Vancouver earlier this month. Rolfes, Bainbridge… Continue reading

Your signature is worth money | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — The signature of a registered voter will be one of the most sought after political commodities in Washington in the next few weeks.… Continue reading

More ward meetings planned for Bainbridge council

Members of the Bainbridge Island City Council will meet with their constituents at two more council ward meetings this month. The Central Ward meeting will… Continue reading

Oval Office Apprentice | Raging Moderate

President Donald Trump has failed at many endeavors: casinos, airlines, universities, steaks, wine, vodka, board games, two marriages, armed forces physicals, White House Communications Department… Continue reading

It’s Not Always All About Trump | Kevin Martin

John Bolton and Mike Pence must have known what they were doing. President Trump’s national security adviser and Vice President could not have been oblivious… Continue reading

In Iran and North Korea, China Holds Some Cards | Mel Gurtov

Donald Trump made his television reputation by telling people “You’re fired.” The same bullying approach now substitutes for his international diplomacy, with Trump’s withdrawal from… Continue reading