Politics

Crushing blow for Inslee | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Twenty-seven months ago Gov. Jay Inslee set out to curb emission of carbon pollutants through a sweeping rewrite of the state’s clean air… Continue reading

Arf | Tom H. Hastings

Men are dogs (sorry, dogs!). Trump refers to his ambitions with canine instincts, e.g., he wants to spend $1.5 trillion on new nuclear weapons to… Continue reading

Wolfe seeking another term as county commissioner

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County Commissioner Ed Wolfe, who has represented District 3 since 2014, announced Dec. 19 that he plans to run for reelection.… Continue reading

Senator Murray: ‘Hard to overstate the cruelty of the Trump-Republican bill’

Hardworking families and future generations will pick up the tab for the Republican tax bill that gives tax cuts to big corporations and the wealthiest… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer votes ‘no’ on tax cuts for the wealthy

Warning the Republican tax plan raises taxes on 86 million middle class families while giving massive tax breaks to the country’s wealthiest people, Congressman Derek… Continue reading

Pushing back on unfunded mandates | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Elected leaders of Washington’s 39 counties are fed up with lawmakers and governors telling them what to do without providing enough money to… Continue reading

Christmas Letter to Jesus | Kary Love

I am old enough to know there is no Santa Claus, so I am writing to Jesus with my wish list. It’s only been 2017-8… Continue reading

Senator Murray praises court decision to block Trump’s rollback of birth control access

U.S. Senator Patty Murray praised the Pennsylvania federal judge who decided late this week to temporarily block the Trump Administration’s rules that would allow virtually… Continue reading

Washington’s attorney general announces impending lawsuit against FCC vote

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced this week he would join the legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal net neutrality. “Yesterday… Continue reading

Trump’s 47th week in office | In cartoons

What’s old was new again for President Trump in his 47th week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Sexual misconduct claims, the investigation into Russian meddling of… Continue reading

Senator Cantwell supports plan to block repeal of open internet rules

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell said she would join with 15 of her Senate colleagues on a plan to reverse the vote by the Federal Communications… Continue reading

Senator Murray: Net neutrality vote ‘shameful and wrong’

U.S. Senator Patty Murray said the Federal Communication Commission’s vote to roll back internet neutrality rules was “shameful and wrong.” Murray (D-WA) released the following… Continue reading

Peace on the far side of nuclear weapons | Robert C. Koehler

“… real security can only be shared …” I call it news in a cage: the fact that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons… Continue reading

Rural America’s Struggle | Peter Funt

There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According… Continue reading

Stop Trump movement | Tom H. Hastings

Since the #GagMeElection of 2016 we have heard a great deal about “resistance.” Nevertheless, we’ve seen relatively little of it actually happening. Who is doing… Continue reading

Kudos to Our Saviors in Alabama | Dick Polman

I agree with Roy Moore. There really is a God. But I’m talking about a sane compassionate God - not the bigoted, homophobic, hate-filled God… Continue reading

Top 10 Comedic News Stories of 2017 | Raging Moderate

Put down the nog. Let in the dog. Delay your spouse’s jog. Buy a mask for the smog. Alert the press in Prague. Because the… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer praises passage of bill to protect religious institutions

Federal penalties for bomb threats and other credible threats of violence against religious institutions will be increased under a new bipartisan bill sponsored by Congressman… Continue reading

Steinle Case Solves Nothing | Peter Funt

SAN FRANCISCO - Too often in America we are reactive rather than proactive in addressing the nation’s problems. With each bit of breaking news it… Continue reading

Leave it on the table again? | Tom H. Hastings

“You can’t fight City Hall.” Well…turns out City Hall is a minor obstacle these days. Trump and his autocratic buds loom far larger. If you… Continue reading