Politics

Islanders give big thumbs up to greater gun safety regulations

Bainbridge Islanders want stricter regulations on who can buy guns. That’s becoming increasingly clear as ballots continue to be counted for Initiative 1639. I-1639 —… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge may try again on Prop. 1

Bainbridge Island city council members may take a second shot next year at getting voter approval for a property tax increase to pay for bicycle… Continue reading

 

Give Trump Credit When Due | Peter Funt

Stuck in a hotel room watching CNN the other day, I happened to catch live coverage of Donald Trump’s short speech about the “First Step… Continue reading

 

The New Abnormal | Robert C. Koehler

Thousand Oaks, California: a city torn apart by wildfire and gunfire. Both are unnatural disasters. “This is the new abnormal,” Gov. Jerry Brown said this… Continue reading

Deets will stay deputy mayor

Councilman Joe Deets will continue to serve as Bainbridge Island’s deputy mayor. The city council agreed to keep Deets in the post through the end… Continue reading

Hillary Clinton’s Defeat Became a Pink Wave | Matthew Johnson

This year Cambridge Scholar Publishers issued a book edited by Barry University professor Laura Finley and me, “Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious… Continue reading

Blue Wave Meets Red Wall: Split decision for a Divided Nation | Dick Polman

Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of… Continue reading

Dogs Get Their Day in Florida Voting | Peter Funt

FORT MYERS, Florida - Amid the brouhaha over senate and gubernatorial voting, there was clarity here in the Sunshine State about one thing: Floridians are… Continue reading

The Issues That Won’t Go Away | Robert C. Koehler

How much real change manifested itself in the 2018 midterms? How deeply does the outcome reflect the American soul? Apparently, about 113 million Americans, basically… Continue reading

UPDATE | Voters reject Bainbridge bicycle-improvement levy

Bainbridge Island voters have rejected a $15 million, seven-year levy to pay for roadside improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians. According to the latest vote tally… Continue reading

After the Vote: An Essay of the Man from the North | Rivera Sun

Editor’s note: The Man from the North is a fictional character from Rivera Sun’s series of novels. She has him offering essays beyond her novels.… Continue reading

The Coin of the Realm | Lee H. Hamilton

Debate in Congress has always been contentious. The levels of vitriol may seem especially acute these days, but confrontation is not new. I can remember… Continue reading

Armistice Day First | John LaForge

It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public’s embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the… Continue reading

Mid-term Electoral Progress and Setbacks – Women, Native Americans, Muslims | J.P. Linstroth

It is clear after these past mid-terms we need the United Nations to monitor our national elections to make certain they are democratically fair. Indeed,… Continue reading

Onward to 2020 | Peter Funt

If you thought the midterms were bad — marked by Trump’s frequent falsehoods, cockamamie claims and rampant racism — you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s… Continue reading

Bainbridge voters reject levy for bike improvements

Bainbridge Island voters have rejected a $15 million, seven-year levy to pay for roadside improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians. According to the first vote tally… Continue reading

More than half of Kitsap County has already voted

More than half of Kitsap County voters voted before Election Day this year, according to Kitsap Election Division officials. According to the division’s ballot return… Continue reading

Give Us Not Our Daily Trump | Steve Klinger

The media seem to be impaled on the horns of a dilemma: Cover Donald Trump and, if they do so with a shred of integrity… Continue reading

Why You Need to Vote (Democrat) | Matthew Johnson

While nonpartisan get-out-the-vote efforts are admirable and necessary for democracy as it is practiced in the United States, I am not going to tell you… Continue reading

The Right to Vote Is the Foundation of Lawful Government—No Consent = No Government | Kary Love

One of the great things about being a small-town country lawyer is you get to meet so many “ordinary” Americans going about their business, raising… Continue reading