Opinion

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 1

Today’s cartoon is by Patrick Chappatte, Der Spiegel.… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2020

The Virus That May Bring Us Together | Volker Franke

A country paralyzed. A booming economy about to crash. Citizens afraid of an enemy they can’t see, hear or smell. The coronavirus has captured the… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2020

Grocery clerks are the heroes in virus crisis | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Grocery clerks, unmasked and not far from customers, make it possible for us to shop for our necessities. I consider them heroes… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2020

The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive | Lawrence Wittner

Long before the advent of the coronavirus pandemic left people around the world desperate for survival, a popular assumption emerged that national governments are also… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, March 31

Today’s cartoon is by Dario Castillejos, Oaxaca, Mexico.… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2020

Are You Prepared To Needlessly Die For Your Country? | Wim Laven

When I was a young boy, I used to play war, and watch movies that celebrated violence. Rambo showed the awesome potential for a single… Continue reading

Can Congress Make Democratic Governance Work? | Lee H. Hamilton

This is a time of great testing for Congress. As it considers responses to the nation’s health and economic crises, it faces close scrutiny by… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, March 30

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

  • Mar 30, 2020

The Virus Is Our Teacher | Robert C. Koehler

Last Sunday at 11 a.m. I went for a walk. Even if it’s nothing special, a walk isn’t a normal thing to do these days.… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

Trump, Power, and Darwin | Tom H. Hastings

Donald Trump vows to see “packed churches” on Easter Sunday. That would be April 12. If his mostly Christian base listens to him and follows… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, March 29

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

  • Mar 29, 2020

Trump’s Cure and Our Disease | Mel Gurtov

The surgeon general said so. The federal reserve chairman said so. Epidemiologists across the U.S. said so. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most credible member of… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, March 28

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

  • Mar 28, 2020

Grocery clerks are heroes during crisis | Letter to the editor

Grocery clerks, unmasked and not far from customers, make it possible for us to shop for our necessities. I consider them heroes and wish to… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Help on the way for cleanup on Aisle 19 | Letter to the editor

To the editor: When will Trump throw us some paper towels? PJ McEWAN Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Spend Quality Time in Self-Quarantine | Jase Graves

In addition to the truly grave aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a first-world problem that parents all over America are facing — along with looking… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2020

People depend on us, let’s help them now | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Fellow Islanders, as the current health crisis continues to escalate, many of us on Bainbridge Island are fortunate enough to enjoy a… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2020

Trump and Fox News: Deadly Lies in a Feedback Loop | Dick Polman

Before focusing on today’s timely topic – Trump and Fox News, deadly together – I want to tell you a little story about the time… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, March 27

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

  • Mar 27, 2020

Reassurance in the Midst of Coronavirus Crisis | Rich Manieri

One of my many bosses in TV news once told me the media’s job is to reassure the public. I can’t remember the context, though… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2020