Opinion

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All-Star game now a corporate carnival

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, also known as the mid-summer classic, evolved from an unlikely union between National and American League. Chicago Tribune sports editor… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2021
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Save the world 1 plastic product at a time

Did you ever try to live without plastic? They don’t make it easy. A trip down the aisle of any grocery store is often a… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2021
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Something to laugh about: Murdoch, Fox Weather

This is for real: Rupert Murdoch will soon launch a new platform, Fox Weather. Wrap your head around that one. Brian Wieser, a prominent media… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2021
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Thinking out of the box to reduce pollution now

If you really want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions work from home. One thing good that came out of COVID-19 restrictions was many businesses were… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2021

Please vote ‘yes’ for the parks district levy

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation District levy is on the Aug. 3 ballot. We encourage you to vote “yes.” A yes vote assures… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Biden’s crumbling infrastructure deal

In their zeal to mollify the leftist progressive wing of their party, President Biden and the Democratic leadership in Congress have seriously jeopardized what was… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2021
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Dignity biggest reward of summer job

They called me “The Trail Blazer,” Good Buddy. That was my citizens band radio handle in the summer of 1977, when the hit movie “Smokey… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2021
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Hey, hey, hey: #MeToo got Cosby

Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but that same Christ will rise up and split history… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2021
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The prince could become the pauper

With apologies to the poet E. E. Cummings: It’s Indictment Day, and the world is mud-luscious… Do you feel as jaunty as I do? Maybe… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2021
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A plug to PNW for having many electrical sources

How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live in the Pacific Northwest and are reaping the benefits… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021

Born in the USA? Then learn about it

You can become an American citizen by being born in the U.S. or you can become one by getting “naturalized.” Becoming naturalized is a heck… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Catholic Church dying because of its hypocrisy

I don’t pretend to be an expert on the Catholic Church, but I can sniff out hypocrisy. And whenever you put the Catholic Church in… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Dancing around the tough issues through language

We use euphemisms to soften reality. We do it all the time when forced to discuss things we would rather not discuss or even acknowledge.… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Interred Japanese Americans turned to baseball

Earlier this month, the U.S. Post Office issued stamps to honor the heroic World War II service of Japanese Americans. Hawaii Gov. David Ige unveiled… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Social media only making partisanship worse

With President Biden’s term nearing the six-month mark, the Republican National Committee sent out a “Biden Report Card”—a poll in which his performance is graded… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Biden, Facebook help human trafficking on border

Down on the Southwest border, business is booming – criminal business, that is. The federal government steadfastly refuses to protect the border or the interior.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Demos don’t like that Manchin thinks for himself

Ifind it interesting that Democrats are ganging up on Joe Manchin. It’s not exactly surprising, since the West Virginia senator hasn’t been a team player… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Electric shock monopolies to help consumers

America’s high national living standards lead us to consider things like abundant access to clean water, comprehensive cellular service and a reliable electric grid commonplace.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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GOP blind about the Capitol insurrection in January

So just how desperate are some Republicans to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol? Desperate enough that 21 of… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Pet peeves of summer

Prospects of a long, hot summer bring pet peeves to the surface. Surely someone besides me encounters deceptive packages of frozen microwaveable meat. “Tear here,”… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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