Opinion

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Nov. 26

Today’s cartoon is by Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer.… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

How Do We Keep Our Democracy Healthy? | Lee H. Hamilton

Representative democracy is based on a simple premise. It’s that ordinary citizens can make satisfactory judgments on complex public policy and political issues — or… Continue reading

A Meaningful Thanksgiving | Wim Laven

The impeachment proceedings to investigate allegations of impropriety in the Donald Trump presidency will impact many American households this Thanksgiving. Families will be confronted by… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Nov. 25

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Nov. 24

Today’s cartoon is by Gatis Sluka, Latvijas Avize, Latvia.… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2019

Chick-fil-A’s Capitulation is Sad But Not Surprising | Rich Manieri

I’m not going to stop eating at Chick-fil-A for three reasons. First, I like it. Second, if I started avoiding businesses with which I might… Continue reading

Has It Been A Good Year for Your Family’s Teeth? | Danny Tyree

My extended family has suffered more than its fair share of dental issues in 2019. (Fair share? Yes, Elizabeth Warren’s number-crunchers have ascertained exactly how… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 23

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

  • Nov 23, 2019

This Debate Was a Moderated Mess | Peter Funt

The latest Democratic presidential debate was disappointing. Not because the participants weren’t articulate — in fact, many of their answers were excellent — but because… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Nov. 22

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

  • Nov 22, 2019

Bipartisan support for global health funding | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Great news: Full funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria was achieved. Thanks to people asking for this,… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019

Ambassador Goes Full Agatha Christie on the Trump Regime | Dick Polman

Do you remember the climax of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express?” It turned out all the murder suspects were guilty. And as Trump’s… Continue reading

The Intelligence of Tomorrow | Robert C. Koehler

“Somebody ought to put a bullet in her skull. Back in the day, our forefathers would have put a bullet in her [expletive].” These words,… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Nov. 21

Today’s cartoon is by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019

King Tides highlight need for action on climate change | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As someone who has spent the better part of a decade living on Bainbridge Island, I have noticed the increased ferocity with… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 20

Today’s cartoon is by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News.… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2019

Celebrating Peace: A Work in Progress | Robert C. Koehler

Veterans For Peace, an organization that speaks truth to war like nobody else, is attempting to reclaim Armistice Day, the Nov. 11 holiday that was… Continue reading

Getting Rid of Treacherous Friends | Mel Gurtov

Backing the wrong horse, again The United States has a long record of befriending the wrong people — authoritarian leaders who rely on military and… Continue reading

Help get more AEDs where they’re needed | Letter to the editor

To the editor: My husband and I recently joined 18 other community-minded islanders to complete an intense and rewarding 80-hour first responder training. While the… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Press city to support race and equity effort | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Our city council will soon decide how to act on a recommendation made by the city’s recently formed Race Equity Task Force.… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019