Politics

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

From Carswell to Kavanaugh | Robert C. Koehler

These words did in G. Harrold Carswell nearly five decades ago: “I am Southern by ancestry, birth, training, inclination, belief and practice. And I believe… Continue reading

A Victory for Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula | Mel Gurtov

On September 18 leaders of North and South Korea signed a September Declaration to advance inter-Korean cooperation and the possibility of the North’s denuclearization. Critics… Continue reading

Forum planned for island voters

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap will host an election forum in October on Bainbridge Island. The forum is one of seven forums planned… Continue reading

Kavanaugh and Beyond | Peter Funt

Sadly, the week-long pause in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process is likely to give him the seat on the Supreme Court that he clearly does not… Continue reading

Kavanaugh Wasn’t On Trial. He Was interviewing To Work For Us. | John L. Micek

Remember that time you got due process in a job interview? Me neither. Time and again last week, as the excruciating drama surrounding the Supreme… Continue reading

Abolish Immigration Detention | Andrew Moss

If you visit a detainee at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center northeast of Los Angeles, you’ll turn off Highway 395 onto Rancho Road, travel a… Continue reading

Lie and Deny | Steve Klinger

It is difficult to keep my head from exploding with each new day’s political developments. So now Rod Rosenstein is quitting or may be fired,… Continue reading

The Curse of Eve | Robert C. Koehler

This is so much bigger than Brett Kavanaugh, or the outcome of his nomination. Women are suddenly opening their secret wounds. Their trauma — often… Continue reading