The Coin of the Realm | Lee H. Hamilton

Debate in Congress has always been contentious. The levels of vitriol may seem especially acute these days, but confrontation is not new. I can remember… Continue reading

Armistice Day First | John LaForge

It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public’s embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the… Continue reading

Mid-term Electoral Progress and Setbacks – Women, Native Americans, Muslims | J.P. Linstroth

It is clear after these past mid-terms we need the United Nations to monitor our national elections to make certain they are democratically fair. Indeed,… Continue reading

Onward to 2020 | Peter Funt

If you thought the midterms were bad — marked by Trump’s frequent falsehoods, cockamamie claims and rampant racism — you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s… Continue reading

Bainbridge voters reject levy for bike improvements

Bainbridge Island voters have rejected a $15 million, seven-year levy to pay for roadside improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians. According to the first vote tally… Continue reading

More than half of Kitsap County has already voted

More than half of Kitsap County voters voted before Election Day this year, according to Kitsap Election Division officials. According to the division’s ballot return… Continue reading

Give Us Not Our Daily Trump | Steve Klinger

The media seem to be impaled on the horns of a dilemma: Cover Donald Trump and, if they do so with a shred of integrity… Continue reading

Why You Need to Vote (Democrat) | Matthew Johnson

While nonpartisan get-out-the-vote efforts are admirable and necessary for democracy as it is practiced in the United States, I am not going to tell you… Continue reading

The Right to Vote Is the Foundation of Lawful Government—No Consent = No Government | Kary Love

One of the great things about being a small-town country lawyer is you get to meet so many “ordinary” Americans going about their business, raising… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee’s attempt to make ends meet | The Petri Dish

Writing the next state budget is going to be a taxing experience. Figuratively and actually. That’s the distinct impression Gov. Jay Inslee left in a… Continue reading

Mass Murder and American History | Robert C. Koehler

“Screw your optics, I’m going in.” This is bigger than hate, this latest mass shooting, last weekend, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh,… Continue reading

More lies on the campaign trail | The Petri Dish

Glen Morgan is a political conservative with a knack for annoying elected Democrats and their progressive allies. Usually he does it by scrutinizing the bookkeeping… Continue reading

Higher turnout expected in Kitsap County for this midterm election

Kitsap County is expecting to see a larger turnout in this year’s midterm election than the one four years ago, according to county election officials.… Continue reading

Why Halloween is so Monstrously Like Election Day | Raging Moderate

Be careful out there folks, because we’re in the middle of that scary time of year when spooky, hollow-eyed, costumed creatures come begging for treats… Continue reading

Republican women get election wrap-up at next meeting

Bainbridge Island Republican Women will welcome Loretta Byrnes, 2016 candidate for 23 Legislative District Representative, at the group’s November lunch meeting. The lunch is from… Continue reading

Trump Sows the Wind, Reaps the Whirlwind | Dick Polman

Shortly after the arrest of the DNA-linked domestic bomber — turns out, big shock, that he’s a “Make America Great Again” fan who took Trump’s… Continue reading

Shame is on Life-Support | Blair Bess

Unlike most of his staged presidential moments, Donald J. Trump’s arrival in Pittsburgh earlier this week was a somber affair. The tenor was not solely… Continue reading

Hugging Despots | Raging Moderate

For some unfathomable reason, Donald Trump has worked himself into one heavy-duty lather over dictators. Strongmen. Warlords. Kingpins. His love of tyrants is tremendous. It… Continue reading

The Real White Man’s Burden | Matthew Johnson

It is unfortunate that in the 21st century we are still subjected to the kind of propaganda that positions white people (men in particular) as… Continue reading

In One Pennsylvania City, a Street By Street Fight for Every Vote | John L. Micek

READING, Pa. - Paula Hass, as one former American president so often says, is fired up and ready to go. Standing in her doorway on… Continue reading