Opinion

Brunell: Green New Deal incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. Since Democrats announced their Green New Deal, the emphasis is reducing… Continue reading

Having GOP’s Kasich speak would be a coup for Biden

It’s simple math. A successful political coalition is built on the principle of addition, not subtraction. Basically, you welcome anyone who wants to help. You… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2020

Finally Congress agrees to fund fixes in national parks

America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting that is ripping apart our country - most notably in… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2020

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  • Aug 4, 2020

Three big reasons why Joe Biden continues to trump Trump

Here’s the 2020 presidential race in a nutshell: On Tuesday, Joe Biden unveiled the “third pillar” of his substantive plan to defeat our health and… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2020

Alaska Airlines positioned for coronavirus comeback

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a promising year quickly went south. The COVID-19 outbreak has… Continue reading

Offering some praise for the Pentagon on flags

I’ve gotten a few letters from readers over the past couple of weeks who have asked me – some more politely and in publishable terms… Continue reading

Must we live with one foot in the grave?

“Shower the people you love with love/ Show them the way that you feel.” – James Taylor With all due respect to the five-time Grammy… Continue reading

Trump using students as coronavirus pawns

Here’s how far Donald Trump is willing to go to ensure his re-election: After trying to normalize COVID-19 deaths among senior citizens and asking us… Continue reading

DR. Fauci, we always knew it would come to this

Let’s begin today with Joe Biden, who is far too often trumped by the tumultuous roar of the MAGA train wreck. Biden, who currently leads… Continue reading

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

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