Politics

Culture war on | Tom H. Hastings

If you watch Fox News, Fox and Friends, and that sort of thing, and if you listen to Rush and his sort, you know we… Continue reading

Trump-bashing book sells out on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island hasn’t seen anything like this since that boy wizard with the big black glasses. Michael Wolff’s tell-all bestseller on the Trump presidency, “Fire… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana

OLYMPIA - Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced on Thursday the rescinding of Obama-era… Continue reading

Three new BI council members take the oath | Photo gallery

The Bainbridge Island City Council welcomed three new members to the dais at its first meeting of 2018. The trio — voted into office in… Continue reading

Senate Democrats take early aim at gun legislation | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - With a newfound majority in the Washington Senate, state Democrats have found an early target in firearm regulation as the 2018 Legislative Session… Continue reading

State lawmakers to again consider eliminating capital punishment | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington state and require people convicted of first-degree murder to… Continue reading

Santa Should Have Left These Gifts | Raging Moderate

Hey!!! Sorry. Just trying to rouse everyone from their tranquil basking in the afterglow of the most wonderful time of the year. You know, the… Continue reading

Appeal to the Heartland | Tom H. Hastings

I’m from the Heartland, from the lakes and woods of Minnesota. I lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin for almost all of the first half century… Continue reading

Trump’s 50th week in office | In cartoons

Oh, my. Very bad. Yes, with the release of the bombshell book “Fire and Fury” this week, we will try to keep the intro to… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer: Change on legal marijuana is federal meddling

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer said Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to direct the Department of Justice to rescind the Cole Memorandum on… Continue reading

U.S. Senator Murray blasts Sessions, Trump for change on federal stance to legalized marijuana

Washington state voters have spoken on the issue of legal marijuana, and U.S. Senator Patty Murray said she fight to may sure the will of… Continue reading

The button, the wall and the myth of nations | Robert C. Koehler

“Mr. Kim may be partly motivated by an intense need to roll back sanctions that, by all accounts, have begun to bite.” Whoa and ouch.… Continue reading

Eyman: So much losing | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — 2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud last week when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures… Continue reading

Remaining Peaceful Was Their Choice | Kathy Kelly

People living now in Yemen’s third largest city, Ta’iz, have endured unimaginable circumstances for the past three years. Civilians fear to go outside lest they… Continue reading

Taking Stock As We Begin a New Year | Lee H. Hamilton

This may seem odd, but as I look ahead to a year we all know will be momentous, you want to know what I feel… Continue reading

Bainbridge to pick a new mayor: Councilman Medina in line for appointment

Three new city council members will take the oath of office Tuesday, and the Bainbridge Island City Council will choose a new mayor from one… Continue reading

A Scenario of Planet Earth’s Survival: Far-out Thoughts at the New Year | Mel Gurtov

What does the future hold for our planet? It is easy to prophesy doom: a nuclear war, irreversible climate change, hordes of dispossessed people converging… Continue reading

The ‘Merchants of Death’ Survive and Prosper | Lawrence Wittner

During the mid-1930s, a best-selling exposé of the international arms trade, combined with a U.S. Congressional investigation of munitions-makers led by Senator Gerald Nye, had… Continue reading

From Swamp to Cesspool | Wim Laven

“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global… Continue reading

You want an infowar, fine | Tom H. Hastings

OK, I’m just a peace guy. I am not an Alex “no-conspiracy-too-nutty-for-me” Jones (like Trump is, for godsakes). In fact, when I edited The PeaceWorker… Continue reading