Politics

U.S. Iran Policy: What is Great? | Alex McDonald

I returned last week from Iran as part of a 28-person peace delegation organized by Code Pink, a women-led peace and human rights organization. We… Continue reading

Lawsuits target constitutionality of voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Two civil rights lawsuits in Washington state have challenged the constitutionality of certain bans enacted through the gun control measure, Initiative 1639. Each… Continue reading

Can We Divest from Weapons Dealers? | Kathy Kelly

Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival, and risk far less trauma, if weapon manufacturers such as… Continue reading

Trump’s bulls__t bull’s-eye | Steve Klinger

Whatever one might think about Donald Trump’s claim to be a “stable genius,” his rambling and seemingly unfocused rant of a speech to an enthusiastic… Continue reading

Trump’s 109th week in office | In cartoons

Trump tweets or Trump toons? We’ll take the toons. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president returns with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s… Continue reading

Legislation on School Resource Officer training requirements pass Senate | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Senate passed a bill regarding school resource officer training in a bipartisan — 48 in favor and one excused —… Continue reading

Re-inhabiting Planet Earth | Robert C. Koehler

“I believe that for a moment I thought the explosion might set fire to the atmosphere and thus finish the Earth, even though I knew… Continue reading

Welcome to the Watergate Era 2.0 | Dick Polman

Let’s dust off the history books and turn back the clock 45 years, to an event that resonates today. On Feb. 21, 1974, the House… Continue reading

House passes bill to eliminate philosophical or personal objection to vaccines | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - In a 57-40 vote, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill that would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to… Continue reading

Brian Williams Earns His Way Back | Peter Funt

Television’s most elegant and articulate anchor, who shepherds what is arguably the nation’s most informative nightly news program, continues to toil in relative obscurity. It’s… Continue reading

Bainbridge city council upholds ethics complaint against Councilman Peltier

The Bainbridge city council has agreed with the opinion of its Ethics Board that Councilman Ron Peltier violated the city’s Code of Ethics when Peltier… Continue reading

Bill to require comprehensive sex education passes Senate | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill last week that would require public schools to teach medically and scientifically… Continue reading

Inslee campaign for president hits $1 million milestone

Governor Jay Inslee has raised more than $1 million in contributions for his campaign for president. Inslee started his 2020 run Friday morning on YouTube… Continue reading

AG Ferguson responds to questions about gun control initiative | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — In response to an uprising against Washington’s new law on gun regulations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a “Frequently Asked Questions” fact sheet… Continue reading

The Squirming Buddha | Robert C. Koehler

The world hemorrhages. Refugees flow from its wounds. Is there a way to be innocent of this? People are washed ashore. They die of suffocation… Continue reading

Legislators get wheelie serious about motorized scooters | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - The state Legislature may increase regulation on motor scooter share services in Washington cities. Most scooter share services function the same way as… Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader alleges Dems illegally used state facilities for campaign training | 2010 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued a statement Monday on alleging that Democrats were illegally using state resources for Democratic Party campaign… Continue reading

Gullible’s Travels Starring President Trump | Blair Bess

If there’s a sucker born every minute, our commander-in-chief is clearly the man of the hour. What’s fascinating about this president is how an expert… Continue reading

Trump’s 108th week in office | In cartoons

Our wall-to-wall cartoon coverage of the 45th president continues with an around-the-world view of Donald J. Trump’s 108th week in the White House. This week’s… Continue reading

Trump and Kim, Act II | Mel Gurtov

Trump was correct to describe denuclearization last June as a lengthy “process” that one summit meeting could not achieve. However, the second summit, in Hanoi… Continue reading