Politics

Register to vote at the Bainbridge Public Library

Register to vote at the Bainbridge Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters/Kitsap will… Continue reading

Trump’s 37th week in office | In cartoons

With the horrific shooting in Las Vegas last week, cartoonists across the country turned their attention from one tragedy — the presidency of Donald J.… Continue reading

Budget standoff leads to unplanned departures | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of a capital budget and water rights bill, are far less theoretical… Continue reading

Urgent: Reinstate Ban on Assault Weapons to Prevent Mass Killings | Rev. Robert Moore

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the nearly 600 victims and their families of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history last Sunday night… Continue reading

Trump Needs to Stop Ruining Sundays | Raging Moderate

Opinions on the recent rash of football players taking a knee during the national anthem are like knobby elbows: everybody’s got at least one. Donald… Continue reading

The Worst Mass Shooting… Until the Next One | John L. Micek

On one level, the horror perpetrated Sunday night by lone wolf gunman Stephen Paddock, who indiscriminately sprayed gunfire across a country music festival in Las… Continue reading

Senator Murray statement on Las Vegas mass shooting: Gun safety – ‘If not now, when?’

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) said Monday she refused to believe that a political solution could not be found to curb gun violence. “I refuse to… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee: Las Vegas attack was a ‘horrific act’

Gov. Jay Inslee called Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas — the worst in U.S. history — a “horrific act has shaken us all… Continue reading

Senator Murray: Health and Human Services Secretary Price was ‘unacceptable choice’ from the start

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) said the delay in removing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price from his cabinet position in the Trump Administration showed… Continue reading

Meet the New Face of Republican Extremism | Dick Polman

Thank you, Alabama Republicans! Thank you for choosing a Senate candidate whose reactionary ravings and paranoid fictions make Donald Trump look semi-sane. Seriously, could Democrats… Continue reading

What is an American Patriot? | Kary Love

The great debate over NFL Players “taking the knee” has raised this question: What is an American Patriot? How fortunate for us Americans that there… Continue reading

Trump’s 36th week in office | In cartoons

It’s Week 36 of Donald J. Trump in the White House, and if you’re a professional football player, chances are you’ve taken a knee sometime… Continue reading

Typhoon Trump | Raging Moderate

Considering the severity of the cascade of disasters descending upon us lately, we should thank our lucky stars we’re able to talk about them. Earthquakes,… Continue reading

Election Reform Is About More Than Fraud | Lee H. Hamilton

A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in… Continue reading

The NFL Beat Donald Trump at His Own Game | John L. Micek

On the day that Donald Trump tried to mess with America’s national religion, professional football took the knee and beat The Divider-in-Chief at his own… Continue reading

ACA Repeal | In cartoons

Senate Republicans’ attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act appear to be flatlining this week as 50 votes for passage in the Senate continue to… Continue reading

Tween boys and the fate of the world? | Tom H. Hastings

First Donald Trump, inexplicably in the ill-fitting role of the President of the United States of America, threatens to go totally criminal, to “totally destroy”… Continue reading

The bully showed up at the wrong playground – Trump’s misguided address at the United Nations | Patrick T. Hiller

“It was the wrong speech, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience,” Swedish foreign Minister Margot Wallström expressed about what global and U.S. audiences… Continue reading

Get registered to vote Saturday at the library

Register to vote at the Bainbridge Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of… Continue reading

Presidential Bomb Threats at the UN | John LaForge

Donald Trump denounced North Korea and its president Kim Jong-un as “depraved” before the United Nations Sept. 19, saying the nation “threatens the entire world… Continue reading