Politics


Good Communication Lies at the Heart of Our Democracy | Lee H. Hamilton

Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Bainbridge voters pick Jakubik, Deets as frontrunners going into November election

Sheila Jakubik and Christina Wakefield will remain in the running for a…

Trump’s 28th week in office | In cartoons

Cartoonists across the country were crying bitter tears of disappointment at the…

Primary Election ballots due back by 8 p.m.

Roughly 21 percent of Bainbridge Island voters have already made their choices…

Dancing with fear | Robert C. Koehler

I knew there was a war on against cancer and, oh yeah,…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Raging over new road rules | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating…

Trump’s Transgender Ban is a Disgusting Political Trick | John L. Micek

President Donald Trump, who went to a private military academy and avoided…

When the Chips Are Down, ‘Maverick’ McCain Shoots Blanks | Dick Polman

I got tired of John McCain’s phony “maverick” act a long time…

Opening Gitmo to the world | Robert C. Koehler

To read “Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo” is to…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Trump’s Fifth Avenue Requiem | Raging Moderate

Anybody remember when Donald Trump boasted, “I could stand in the middle…

Tirman gets nod from carpenters in Bainbridge council race

Matthew Tirman has picked up an endorsement from the Pacific Northwest Regional…

Jamboree travesty | Robert J. Byers

I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

An Afternoon of ‘Straight Talk’ with John McCain | John L. Micek

If you’re a journalist who covers campaigns and politics, the recent news…

Trump’s 27th week in office | In cartoons

Ambitious policy proposals unveiled last week by President Trump drew widespread acclaim…

Trump’s Real Media Angle | Peter Funt

Unless you’re receiving the daily emails sent by Donald Trump and his…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Jared Kushner and National Security | Mel Gurtov

Jared Kushner’s latest revision of his financial picture reveals a very wealthy…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Progress Report, Donald Trump: Failing | Wim Laven

Assessments are a key tool in most fields. In some industries they…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Compromise deal proves elusive | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could…

TrumPutin moving forward, democracy declines | Tom H. Hastings

As a child of the Cold War (born during the Korean War,…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

From ‘I Alone Can Fix It’ To ‘I Won’t Own It’ | John L. Micek

A year ago this week, newly anointed as his party’s candidate for…