Politics

Trump’s 118th week in office | In cartoons

Spin, spin, spin. So much spin. Might want to sit down so you don’t get dizzy. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with… Continue reading

War’s unanswered questions | Robert C. Koehler

“Over these last few years, given the wars it has waged and the international treaties it has arbitrarily reneged on, the U.S. government perfectly fits… Continue reading

Bainbridge newcomer announces council bid

Anthony Oddo wasn’t living on Bainbridge Island when Councilman Ron Peltier was elected to the at-large position on the Bainbridge Island City Council. But Oddo… Continue reading

Thanks may come later | The Petri Dish

President Donald Trump is ready to give Washington the clean water rules its leaders requested. Did he get an ounce of gratitude when the Environmental… Continue reading

Lots of Older Cities are Losing Population. Trump’s Making It Worse. | John L. Micek

The city of Erie, Pa. is a tourist magnet, thanks to the lovely lakeshore at Lake Erie. Downtown, the streets are lined with little cafes… Continue reading

We’re One Supreme Court Case Away From Outlawing Abortion | Dick Polman

Anyone who still assumes that legal abortion is here to stay, and that Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land, should take… Continue reading

New candidate files to run for Bainbridge council seat

Another candidate has joined the race for the District 4, Central Ward seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. Grayson William Wildsmith filed as a… Continue reading

Iran wags impeachment dog | Tom H. Hastings

Trump is blustering at Iran and to the world that we might just need to crush that pipsqueak terror country. Um…it took nine years to… Continue reading

Bainbridge park board commissioner throws hat into Bainbridge council race

School board, parks board and fire board will also have contested races

What’s Next: War With Venezuela? | Robert C. Koehler

Mix a little socialism in with the oil and war may be unavoidable. Thus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, talking about Venezuela: “The president has… Continue reading

Trump’s 117th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of our cartoon president continues with a look back at President Donald J. Trump’s 117th week in the White House. This week’s… Continue reading

What Democrats Fear Most in 2020: A Bullish Trump Economy | Dick Polman

It shouldn’t shock anyone if Donald Trump wins a second term in 2020. “Now Hiring” signs in local shop windows are potentially more persuasive than… Continue reading

Tired of the Smack Talk | Wim Laven

I’m angry, our system is supposed to work for us, but it doesn’t! I’m tired of being told that elected officials are supposed to represent… Continue reading

Baiting Iran | Mel Gurtov

Ever since Donald Trump became president, regime change in Iran has been a prominent U.S. aim. Trump began by backing out of the nuclear deal… Continue reading

Bainbridge park board commissioner throws hat into Bainbridge council race

A member of the Bainbridge parks board has filed as a candidate for the Bainbridge Island City Council. Michael Pollock filed as a candidate Monday… Continue reading

Wood chip investigation cost city $7,250

The outside investigation into a questionable delivery of city wood chips to a Bainbridge councilman’s home cost the city approximately $7,250, according to records released… Continue reading

Blossom will seek third term on Bainbridge Island City Council

The longest serving member of the Bainbridge Island City Council is going to run for another term. Councilwoman Sarah Blossom registered as a candidate for… Continue reading

Impeachment Short Form | Raging Moderate

For all those who keep saying it can’t get any weirder, this is on you. Haven’t we learned not to taunt the gods? Like those… Continue reading

Are Democrats Eating Their Own? | Peter Funt

With a luxury of riches in the crowded presidential field, Democrats find themselves in a quandary: How far should they go in probing differences among… Continue reading

Climate and Energy Forum searches for solutions | Guest Viewpoint

As climate change rings alarm bells throughout our society, Bainbridge Islanders are mobilizing to do something about our piece of the planet. One place they… Continue reading