Opinion

The Pro-Life case for the COVID vaccines

I’m pretty open about my pro-life views. I want abortion criminalized, banned and recognized as an act of inhumanity. I agree with Mother Theresa that… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2021

We need to reevaluate BI police station

By Rasham Nasaar The taxpayers of Bainbridge Island deserve to know the truth about why the city is on track to spend $23 million on… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2021

Cancel culture shows it’s looney times for Looney Tunes

By Tom Purcell Is the world finally coming to grips with the wrongs I endured as a child growing up in the 1970s? I came… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021

Distrust media? Then make up your own mind

By Don C. Brunell America’s media is suffering from a truth deficit leaving many to wonder where to go for honest, reliable and accurate information.… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021

Lack of sensible clues to erase Dr. Seuss

By Christine Flowers I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like their colors, ma’am I only sup on rainbow fish I… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021

Have your say on sustainable transportation on BI

By Fran Korten The City Council is about to hold an important study session. On March 16 at 5 p.m. the session will be on… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2021
Leslie Schneider

BI needs to move forward on police-court facility

By Leslie Schneider and Kirsten Hytopoulos The police-court facility is the biggest capital project to be undertaken by the city of Bainbridge Island in decades.… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2021
Leslie Schneider

Austin welcomes business, Seattle does not

These days the mere mention of tax incentives for factories touches off a major firestorm in Seattle, and you’d better be looking for an expeditious… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2021

Money isn’t the key to happiness

Get this: A study by McGill University has found that more money does not necessarily make people in low-income countries happier. I like more money… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2021

Speech standards must be applied the same to all

By Christine Flowers Iwas once fired by an employer because they did not like the way that I tweeted. They had no problem with the… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2021

Biden plans to tax rich to help Social Security

It’s February. It’s cold. To fend off the winter blahs, I dream of one day retiring to a warm beach, where I’ll stand in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2021

It’s too late to turn down the temperature

By Christine Flowers One of my favorite allegories is the one about the frog in the pot of water, who got used to the slowing… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2021

No praise needed; Rush paved the way for Trump

Aguy once wrote that, for sheer perverse entertainment, “nothing beats the current spectacle of Republican supplicants quaking at the feet of their master. Nothing better… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2021

Poll: Immigration, with COVID concerns, hurts Biden

Presidential honeymoons have remarkably different lengths. President Obama’s honeymoon, at least with the press, began the day he announced his candidacy, Feb. 10, 2007, and… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2021

Congress dismisses U.S. working class Americans

Events on Capitol Hill and the Southwest border are unfolding at a dizzying pace. The outcome of those developments will have long-lasting and irreversible effects.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

Getting kids back in school shouldn’t be this difficult

Kids need to be in school. This seems to be an epiphany for some who, a year ago, suggested sending a teacher into a classroom… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

Removing Snake River dams unwise

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s $33 billion plan to remove the lower Snake River dams is unwise. However, if he pushes it, he needs to include… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

Time for BI to open up about Harrison

Bainbridge Island government has some explaining to do. It came to light in 2006 that BI was in need of a new police department. Here… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

Super Bowl ads: Super expensive, super perplexing

Why would any company spend $5.5 million for a 30-second Super Bowl ad that leaves viewers perplexed as some glitzy and abstract commercials did? After… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2021

Tribes need seat at table regarding outdoor recreation

Already robust levels of hiking, camping, boating and every other kind of outdoor recreation in our region has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic as many… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2021