Opinion

Laud Liz Cheney for defending truth; don’t forget father’s lies

Kudos to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Her House GOP leadership post hangs by a thread because she refuses to mouth Trump’s Big Lie about a… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Propaganda is the point

In three decades in the news business, most of them spent covering government and politics, I’ve been to more than my share of press conferences.… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Unsolicited advice for grads

By the time most of you read this, my son Gideon will have marched across the gymnasium floor and received his high school diploma. I… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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After crossing the border, then what?

Customs and Border Protection isn’t returning or detaining illegal migrant crossers, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn’t removing immigrants from the interior, including convicted, released… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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Cantwell’s plan to revitalize community journalism

The coronavirus pandemic surely has damaged core sectors of the American economy. Small businesses that serve communities in every nook and cranny of this country… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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There’s value in work, like it or not

The disappointing April jobs report should surprise absolutely no one, given that we now have a government more interested in providing incentives for people not… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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Why the failure to condemn Hamas?

If you’re the sort of person who sees no difference between the Israeli military defending its citizens and Hamas terrorizing civilians, you might want to… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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Biden was right on refugees; then he caved

The annual refugee resettlement kerfuffle is underway. As usual, on one side are the immigration expansionists: President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, congressional Democrats and… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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Building bridges for kids to value wildlife

Children love learning, and it’s undeniable that great ideas and principles shared at a young age can impact the path of a child for a… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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Claim the right to dust off your gun

In the wake of recent mass shootings, President Biden managed to avoid being blown over by a gentle breeze in the White House Rose Garden… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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Biden says he wants all of us working on Democracy

During his anything-but-typical address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden used the word “democracy,” over and over again. Some were run-of-the-mill evocations, as… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021
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How about celebrating history’s unsung mothers?

Since you asked, my niece Claire is expecting her first baby in August. Her sister Emma is expecting her second child in October. I have… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021
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King County needs to stop sewage spills

The Bainbridge Island North Kitsap Interfaith Council has learned from the Suquamish Tribe that in recent years, according to public records, King County has repeatedly… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021

Salary Commission responds about raises

From the Salary Commission’s initial meeting until our final one, every effort was made to follow city of Bainbridge Island and Open Public Meetings Act… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021
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Sleaze ruling: No conflict of interest for Supreme Court

It’s hard these days to keep track of all the decrepitude in public life, so forgive me if I highlight some new sleaze that has… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021
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Things we’ll miss by returning to normal

It’s normal these days to applaud the return to normality. But I’m going to miss some of the abnormal stuff we’ve been doing during the… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021
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A hunger for normalcy

My recent trip to Florida was glorious for one simple reason: it was normal. You see, I had been hungering for a friendly social gathering… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021
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Don’t waste opportunity for police reform

With tthe conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, America once again finds itself at an inflection point in its politics. We’ve been here… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021
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Fake vaccine cards and American selfishness

Republican pollster Frank Luntz met last weekend with 17 vaccine-resisting Trump voters to better understand why they won’t take the simple step of protecting themselves… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021
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Political correctness is going to kill comedy

As graduation looms, my son Gideon has been named both salutatorian and Wittiest Boy of the Cornersville (TN) High School Class of 2021. (I myself… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021
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