Opinion

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Golfer getting the hook a hysterical overreaction

Try to hit a golf ball. Go ahead. It’s just sitting there, on its little tee, smiling at you. It looks easy. It’s not. Golf… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021

 

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People leaving other countries not good for them or U.S.

Two and a half months have passed since President Biden designated Vice President Kamala Harris as his administration’s border czar. Harris, who half-heartedly accepted her… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021

 

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Some dads try too hard to try to be as good as mom

My new supervisor anticipates being a first-time father in a few months. I hope he doesn’t become one of those fathers. Most fathers take a… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021

 

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Texting replacing talking as preferred communication

According to a recent survey by OpenMarket, 75 percent of millennials chose texting over talking when given the choice between being able only to text… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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We all have the right to know, not just journalists

Journalists of a certain age — those on the other side of 50 — might remember watching a 1973 documentary film in college journalism classes… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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Abortion decision should be left up to states

I’m not going to change your mind about abortion. This is not a “hearts and minds” sort of essay, seeking common ground on a battlefield… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Be critical of those critical of critical race theory

Everyone’s complaining about Congress, but if you want to track the real, festering growth of Trumpism and its corrosive effect on our politics, you’re better… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Let’s shake on it – or not

After more than a year of strict COVID-19 mandates, my state has triumphantly reopened. But, some argue, we better think twice before we offer a… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes

Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. I didn’t write that. It was actually Billy Joel in “Say goodbye to Hollywood” from the Turnstiles… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Now, finally, everyone knows COVID started in unsafe lab in China

It’s not really a surprise if you look at the facts

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Outdated wastewater facilities undermine water gains

We’ve seen real progress over the years in efforts to prevent human waste from damaging Puget Sound. Still, we face a chronic problem with outdated… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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GOP ideals unDemocratic

Who knew that America was filled with so many amateur social studies teachers? Whenever I write about Republican-led efforts to sharply curtail voting rights (which… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021
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Summer jobs a great place to see the Real World

With the school year ending and the economy slowly reopening, let’s reminisce about the illustrious history of summer jobs. I’m sure many of you worked… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021
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We need so many more who will work across the aisle

John Warner, a Republican who served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years and died recently at 94 in his home state of Virginia, said… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021

Your call is not really important to us

I’ve been hacked. Officially. Someone pretending to be me - go figure - has applied for unemployment benefits in my name. By the way, if… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021
Trese Williamson

Bainbridge Gives 2021: Supporting our local nonprofits

While the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, a relatively high vaccination rate on Bainbridge Island and the start of small in-person connections are beginning… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
Trese Williamson
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It’s long past the time to get people back to work

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Laud Liz Cheney for defending truth; don’t forget father’s lies

Kudos to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Her House GOP leadership post hangs by a thread because she refuses to mouth Trump’s Big Lie about a… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Propaganda is the point

In three decades in the news business, most of them spent covering government and politics, I’ve been to more than my share of press conferences.… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Unsolicited advice for grads

By the time most of you read this, my son Gideon will have marched across the gymnasium floor and received his high school diploma. I… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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