Envisioning A United World | Robert C. Koehler

Let’s bomb Iowa! Or maybe Texas or Michigan or Nebraska … Oh wait, I got confused for a second. Those places are part of America… Continue reading


A Presidential Speech The World Needs To Hear | Winslow Myers

“Good evening, my fellow Americans. “I want to speak frankly with you tonight about a reality that the nuclear powers have so far refused to… Continue reading


Looking for a new chair | The Petri Dish

We knew it would happen. It’s a wonder it took this long. Tim Eyman, the initiative impressario, political provacateur and human heartburn for a generation,… Continue reading


Trump Continues to Manufacture Lies | John L. Micek

You could be forgiven for missing it in the build-up to Thanksgiving and the blizzard of impeachment news, but America’s fact-challenged chief executive was up… Continue reading

Trump’s 148th week in office | In cartoons

Just when you thought that big fat turkey was out of your life. Surprise! Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump as president continues with… Continue reading

Daugs eyes Appleton’s House seat

Bremerton City Councilwoman Leslie Daugs said she wants to run for the 23rd Legislative District seat now held by state Rep. Sherry Appleton. Appleton previously… Continue reading

Snarky Mockery of Joe Biden is Sheer Malarkey | Dick Polman

I know it’s very uncool — at least in the precincts of snarky lefty Twitter — to defend Joe Biden, but I’ll give it a… Continue reading

A Court Ruling To Be Thankful For: ‘Presidents Are Not Kings’ | Dick Polman

As we survey the havoc that President Trump and his sycophants have wreaked on the institutions of government, we can at least be thankful, during… Continue reading

Trump’s 147th week in office | In cartoons

Hi-ho! Hi-ho! It’s off to jail we go! Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump as president continues with a look back at the Trump’s… Continue reading

It’s time. End the draft, once and for all | Rivera Sun

We may be months away from ending the U.S. military draft, once and for all. After a court ruled that the male-only draft was unconstitutional,… Continue reading

Trump’s 146th week in office | In cartoons

Onward! Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump as president continues with a look back at the Trump’s 146th week in the White House. This… Continue reading

America First? Nope, It’s Trump First. | John L. Micek

The Trump administration’s foreign policy, such as it is, has been described a lot of different ways. But one word that’s never been applied to… Continue reading

State Sen. Rolfes to host informal community conversations across 23rd District

State Sen. Christine Rolfes will host a series of informal conversations across the 23rd Legislative District next week. Rolfes, a Bainbridge Island Democrat and 23rd… Continue reading

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

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

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

Turnout for off-year elections is back on the rise in Kitsap

Kitsap County had the highest odd-year election turnout since 2013, according to unofficial returns from the 2019 General Election. Kitsap election officials currently peg this… Continue reading

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