Opinion

Trump’s 85th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at the disasters (man-made, each one) that marked Donald J. Trump’s 85th week… Continue reading

 

We need to pass Initiative 1631 | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I was raised in Washington state, third generation. My family lived in eastern Washington, where the summers are hot and the winters… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

 

Hurricane Trump, Season 2 | Wim Laven

A year ago I wrote about the problems in Houston, I wrote with great frustration about political expedience, poor planning and supreme errors in judgment… Continue reading

 

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Sept. 18

Today’s cartoon is by Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle.… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Ballots still arrive late for many | The Petri Dish

Even with the postage paid, thousands of Washington voters didn’t get their ballots in on time for the August primary. Collectively, auditors rejected 17,167 ballots… Continue reading

Hunger Walk helps those without | Guest Viewpoint

I have never been hungry. Well, let me be more specific — I have never been hungry enough to put my health in jeopardy. And,… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Sept. 17

Today’s cartoon is by Dave Granlund, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

Do You Hate Shaving? | Tyrades!

“Stubble” is my middle name. No, not really. But I do find myself occupying that No Man’s Land…er, LOTS of Men’s Land… of not wanting… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Sept. 16

Today’s cartoon is by Bruce Plante, Tulsa World.… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2018

Jimmy Carter’s uncommon decency | Peter Funt

PLAINS, Ga. - The antithesis of Donald Trump and his administration can be studied, at least for those willing to drive 150 miles south from… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Sept. 15

Today’s cartoon is by RJ Matson, CQ Roll Call.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2018

A much unwanted victory | The Petri Dish

A much-divided state Supreme Court blew up an unusual compromise when it concluded that Initiative 940, which would rewrite Washington law on the use of… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Sept. 14

Today’s cartoon is by Dave Granlund, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

All Talk, No Action: A Republican Metaphor | Dick Polman

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law. But if we were to focus… Continue reading

Having Adults in the White House is Supposed To Be Normal | John L. Micek

We have been informed, twice now this week, that there are alleged “adults” in Donald Trump’s White House who are supposedly acting as a hedge… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Sept. 13

Today’s cartoon is by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch.… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

Bold moves needed by our Bainbridge liberals | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The saying goes “to love a place, it must be lovely,” running counter to the time-honored tradition of Californication — an asphalt… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2018

Here’s Why I Believe in America | Lee H. Hamilton

It’s so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to… Continue reading

On growing from the ground up | Teenage Pressure Cooker

My youngest son, who just finished his first year of college in the Bay area, called the other day upset with a situation at work.… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2018

Hey! Democracy! Choices! | Tom H. Hastings

What, we wonder, can we do about it? What is there to do about a lack of funding for our public schools and education in… Continue reading