Opinion

Democracy or populist authoritarianism

Populist authoritarianism has become a threat to democracy. This is not about monarchies, dictatorships, military rule, but the rise of populism, championed by strong, charismatic… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2020

 

Ethical meatpacking is essential

This letter is responding to “Rise above it all: Bainbridge slowly learning to leave the nest” by Brian Kelly. I heard that COVID-19 outbreaks in… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

 

Outrage is appropriate

Sending the military to teargas peaceful protestors exercising their constitutional rights for a specious photo opp — holding up “a” bible like a cudgel in… Continue reading

 

People of color don’t want resolutions from city council

In response to the June 9 city council meeting regarding the Race Equity resolution: do more. The majority white council comfortably resorts to platitudes when… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Remembering Joyce Veterane

Joyce Veterane, a long time fixture in the Bainbridge Island community, passed away on May 16, 2020. We at Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers (BICCC)… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Good medicine for troubled times

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  • Jun 11, 2020

With thousands dead, Trump thinks only of himself

How did we ever end up with someone as unsuited to be president as Donald Trump? A perpetual juvenile bully cheered on by professional flatterers.… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Listen seriously to those who wish harm

I’m writing with regards to the person who said the only good Democrat is dead Democrat and then in the next sentence he discounted what… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Leaders in Congress must hear our voices | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Perfect timing to suggest we spend money to save lives instead of other actions, or little action at all. (“Spend money to… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

An apology to those who were protesting | Letter to the editor

To the editor: This is an open letter to the people protesting outside of Governor Jay Inslee’s home on Saturday, May, 16. I would like… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2020

Join the Citizens Climate Lobby team | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Snowy Cascade and Olympic mountains are bright and clear these days! And the birds seem to singing more. I saw a great… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2020

Weaponizing the Virus | Mel Gurtov

China is “the central threat of our times,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in January 2020. Since then, the Trump administration has done everything… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, May 22

Today’s cartoon is by Peter Kuper, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020

Learning To Live With Corona Hair | Jase Graves

It’s high time Americans accept a first-world side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I don’t mean those blasted directional floor stickers I can’t navigate… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2020

Thoughtful leadership is desperately needed | Letter to the editor

To the editor: My wish for Mother’s Day this year — that we all stay healthy in the age of Covid-19, and can take a… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, May 21

Today’s cartoon is by Peter Kuper, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, May 20

Today’s cartoon is by John Darkow, Columbia Missourian.… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2020

Sometimes a Rose Is More Than a Rose | Peter Funt

The rose bush outside our kitchen window is telling a different story this spring. Severely cut back each winter, it always rebounds as the weather… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, May 19

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

  • May 19, 2020

I should have asked: Why not wear masks? | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Why aren’t you protecting my life? While at Bainbridge Gardens this morning I was constantly turning corners and backing up to keep… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2020