Opinion

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, April 21

Today’s cartoon is by Arend van Dam, politicalcartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Where’s A World Order When You Need One? | Roger Kimmel Smith

Coronavirus struck humanity at a moment of profound global weakness. At 75, this world order is showing its age. It’s one of the bitterest ironies… Continue reading

AWOL: Trump’s Disappearing Leadership | Mel Gurtov

Who’s In Charge? Donald Trump’s political strategy during the coronavirus pandemic is simple: insist the federal government only plays a backup role when it comes… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, April 20

Today’s cartoon is by Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald.… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2020

Briefings Hit a New Low | Peter Funt

Enough!” President Trump admonished CNN’s Kaitlan Collins as she pressed for answers during Monday’s contentious coronavirus briefing. With daily feuding between Trump and media boiling… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, April 19

Today’s cartoon is by John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2020

Amid a Pandemic, Trump Still At War With Government | John L. Micek

The president’s twin dismissals last week — just days apart — of two highly respected government watchdogs (and an attack on a third) is a… Continue reading

Learn how to make face masks at home | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The debate continues whether the citizenry should be wearing face masks when leaving home. If you are interested in making some, The… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, April 18

Today’s cartoon is by Rick McKee, CagleCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2020

A Brighter Shade of Orange | Steve Klinger

Although it should have come as no surprise, Donald Trump’s unprecedented decision to add his name to stimulus checks going out to millions of Americans… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Donors helped us, now we can help them | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Members of our generous Bainbridge Island (and beyond) business community, on behalf of the Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited Kitsap-Olympic… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Friday, April 17

Today’s cartoon is by NEMØ, Politicalcartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

War, Irony And The New Normal | Robert C. Koehler

The uber-irony about the deadly coronavirus is that, as it claims lives, endangers millions and interrupts the social normal, threatening unprecedented global chaos, it is… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, April 16

Today’s cartoon is by Arend van Dam, politicalcartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 15

Today’s cartoon is by Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands.… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

A loving farewell to ‘the entertainer’ | Letter to the editor

To the editor: During the chaos and uncertainty of these times a life quietly slipped away. Glen Robbins, beloved educator, colleague, friend and supporter of… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Can We Please Have A Few TV Westerns, Pardner? | Tyrades!

The recent death of actor James Drury (star of the 1962-1971 TV Western “The Virginian”) adds insult to injury when one considers what will occur… Continue reading

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Help Curb War and Militarism? | Lawrence Wittner

Decades ago, when I began teaching international history, I used to ask students if they thought it was possible for nations to end their fighting… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, April 14

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

  • Apr 14, 2020

COVID-19 is Manufactured Chaos | Wim Laven

In late December of last year, the Chinese announced an epidemic in Wuhan. The autocratic Chinese government should have made that outbreak known at least… Continue reading