Politics

If John Bolton Is Right, Pearl Harbor Was Perfectly Legal | Kary Love

John Bolton, President Trump’s new (and improved) National Security Advisor argues a nuclear first strike against North Korea is “legal.” I am just a country… Continue reading

The Austin Bomber was a White Christian. Ban Them All! | Dick Polman

I hold this truth to be self-evident: If the dead Austin bomber had turned out to be a Muslim, Trump would be interrupting his current… Continue reading

Normalizing Violence | Robert C. Koehler

Addressing the Parkland shootings last month, and the apparent emergence of a movement for tougher, saner gun laws that has followed, a USA Today article… Continue reading

With Trump, the Joke’s Over | Peter Funt

All kidding aside: Donald Trump is no longer funny. Entertainers, writers, social observers — myself included — have relished taking shots at the president. And… Continue reading

Students: Time is Ripe to Add Gender to Gun Debate | Rob Okun

It’s time to listen to the students. Across the country, teenagers have walked out of classes, stood in holy silence, and delivered stirring speeches calling… Continue reading

Conservative Justice Gave Democrats a Path Back to Power | John L. Micek

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - If Democrats do manage to retake the House this fall, they might have to send a thank-you card to the chambers of… Continue reading

Military training in our communities sets a bad precedent | Guest Viewpoint

Most people recognize the need for adequate training of our military personnel, and appreciate the service and sacrifice of generations of men and women in… Continue reading

March Madness in the White House | Raging Moderate

And once again the crowd goes wild with a bad case of March Madness. The phrase is usually associated with the wacky zany antics surrounding… Continue reading

Think Outside the Protest Box | Rivera Sun

Protest. Petition. Call your senators. Nothing changes, right? No matter how large our demonstrations get, no matter how many millions of people write and petition… Continue reading

Breaking the ICE | Robert C. Koehler

Perhaps the best political news of the Trump era has been the emergence of sanctuary cities — city governments valuing the presence of immigrants and… Continue reading

Trump’s Attacks Earth, Resistance and Innovation | Mel Gurtov

In 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world signed a “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity. The statement argued that “human beings and the natural world… Continue reading

The Obama-Clinton Soundtracks | Peter Funt

What the nation needs desperately as the 2018 Midterm Elections draw near is to hear more wisdom from Barack Obama and less venom from Hillary… Continue reading

UPDATE | Bainbridge council agrees on timeline to fill council seat

Central Ward residents who want to serve on the Bainbridge Island City Council will have until 4 p.m. Friday, April 13 to apply for the… Continue reading

Trump’s 60th week in office | In cartoons

The day care crew at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue underwent a few staff changes again, as Donald J. Trump wrapped up his 60th week in the… Continue reading

Yes, Indeed, We Need a Monster in the White House | Blair Bess

It’s time once again for Washington wannabes to get out their resumes. There are a number of job openings in the Trump administration and, as… Continue reading

Trump is Stocking White House With Yes-Men | John L. Micek

We should have seen this coming. Donald Trump, who thrives on the love of the crowd, who listens to the last person to successfully worm… Continue reading

Two big surprises | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — One of the bigger surprises of the just-completed legislative session occurred in the final hours when a Democrat-sponsored bill cutting the state property… Continue reading

On Pennsylvania Trump Turf, a House Seat Goes Blue | Dick Polman

Fear is contagious. And Republicans should be terrified about Tuesday night’s congressional race in southwestern Pennsylvania. If they couldn’t win a House seat on solid… Continue reading

Ways Democrats Could Screw Up the Midterms | Raging Moderate

Okay, Democrats, settle down. Drop the confetti and back away from the champagne. Stop punching each other in the arm, making with the whoop-whoop noises.… Continue reading

Bainbridge to set deadline for accepting applications for soon-to-be-vacant council seat

Central Ward residents who want to serve on the Bainbridge Island City Council will have until April 20 to apply for the post, according to… Continue reading