Politics

Womp, Womp: Racisim in a Cage | Robert C. Koehler

“We offer your love to all of our children …” the Episcopal priest said, her eyes closed in prayer. Some 170 people were gathered around… Continue reading

‘Gangsterism’ or ‘Progress’? Examining North Korea’s Latest Statement on Denuclearization | Mel Gurtov

Most U.S. news reports are suggesting that the North Koreans may be backtracking on their commitment to denuclearization, calling the U.S. position “gangster-like” following the… Continue reading

There Goes the Neighborhood | Blair Bess

I was never a fan of the children’s show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” when I was a kid. My eyes were usually focused on the town… Continue reading

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 – Awaiting Good Faith | Robert F. Dodge

Fifty years ago on July 1, 1968 the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was signed. This landmark nuclear arms control treaty brought the world’s nuclear powers… Continue reading

At Home and Abroad, Trump Abandons Human Rights | Mel Gurtov

In January 1941, with the prospect looming of U.S. involvement in another European war, President Franklin Roosevelt spoke of America’s purpose in the world: to… Continue reading

The Most Anti-Woman President Ever | Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson

It’s hard to imagine a presidential administration that hates women more than the current one. Not only has the President himself faced numerous sexual assault… Continue reading

Hey, Democrats: It’s The Supreme Court, Stupid | Dick Polman

My advice to Democrats — which I’ve offered for free since the dawn of this century — is that they pound this mantra into their… Continue reading

The Maryland Muddle | Peter Funt

When rational thinking fails or is simply ignored, conflation often takes over. It is, by definition, the merging of two or more different sets of… Continue reading

Nonviolent American Revolution 2.0 | Tom H. Hastings

Now comes the Fourth of July, when we celebrate how the American colonists used nonviolent tactics to win independence from Great Britain. Wait — what?… Continue reading

What the Pledge Means | Lee H. Hamilton

You know the Pledge of Allegiance, probably by heart. You may recite it only occasionally, or get the chance several times a week. Sometimes, I’m… Continue reading

Cancel the Fourth of July? | Wim Laven

A year ago I asked, A Political or Apolitical Fourth of July? This year is different. A year ago I observed that the freedoms enumerated… Continue reading

Victim Status and the Political Right | Laura Finley

In all honesty, there is a lot I do not understand about the Right. Although the Left is far from flawless, it strikes me that… Continue reading

Trump’s 75th week in office | In cartoons

Donald J. Trump has marked his 75th week in office, and our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with this week’s contributing artists: Taylor… Continue reading

It’s Time For Nancy Pelosi To Go | Blair Bess

Will Nancy Pelosi continue to make the House her home for much longer? Two recent events give one pause for thought. During a press conference… Continue reading

Valuing Life More than Borders | Robert C. Koehler

“We are people who believe in the worth of every human being,” Elizabeth Warren said the other day, and I wondered for a moment what… Continue reading

Corporation citizenship is next topic for Kitsap Aware

The next discussion in the Kitsap Aware forum series on justice and citizenship is “How Corporations Usurped Constitutional Rights and We Lost Ours.” The forum… Continue reading

Washington’s mental health system is overwhelmed | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — The state is paying millions of dollars a year in sanctions because it’s unable to evaluate the mental health competency of jailed defendants… Continue reading

Of Time and Immigration | Andrew Moss

There is a certain tyranny to the 24-hour news cycle, a certain grip on human awareness and attention. We have been rightly consumed by the… Continue reading

Tariffs toughest on small newspapers | In Our Opinion

“I never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” — Roger Branigin, 1962 One wonders if Branigin, an attorney who three years… Continue reading

Crying Children and Due Process of Law | Kary Love

Being a lawyer, I have long been interested in and have studied the question, where did law come from? It turns out to have been… Continue reading