Ethics Board to Councilman Peltier: ‘Stop this harassing behavior’

Latest ethics review blasts councilman for ‘campaign of harassment’ against former city manager


The Democrats Have a White Man Problem | Raging Moderate

There are enough tugs-of-war playing out inside the Democratic Party to keep a multi-franchise, company picnic busy for an entire summer. We’re not talking about… Continue reading


Critics Tax Sanders Unfairly | Peter Funt

Of all the important issues in the 2020 campaign, how much money each of the Democrats has should not be on any list. But now… Continue reading


At Risk: The Idea of America | Mel Gurtov

Perhaps the most damaging legacy of the Trump years is the disservice he and his associates are doing to Americans’ sense of self and nation.… Continue reading

What Does it Mean to Teach Peace? | Ellen Birkett Lindeen

Depending on your age, people associate peace with protesting the Vietnam War, songs, movies and marches of the 1960s, the time before 9/11, quiet getaway… Continue reading

Streaming ‘Game of Thrones?’ You Should Care About Net Neutrality Bill | John L. Micek

If you’re like me, you’re probably going to sit down on Sunday night, popcorn and adult beverage in hand, to watch the start of the… Continue reading

War Crimes and National Security | Robert C. Koehler

How dare she question the sanctity of American militarism? As national security adviser John Bolton declared last fall, the International Criminal Court constitutes “an assault… Continue reading

A Resolution for Building Momentum | Guest Viewpoint

Words matter. We have heard that many times, but especially when we think about how we keep democracy alive and healthy. And one way that… Continue reading

Immigration and the Shock Doctrine | Andrew Moss

If you look back over the Trump administration’s handling of immigration during the past two-and-a-half years, you’ll see a pattern of chronic tension and dysfunction.… Continue reading

The Business of Immigration Is Compassion | Peter Funt

Emma Lazarus, whose words appear on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty, did not write, “Give me your skilled, your educated, your elite few… Continue reading

Trump’s 114th week in office | In cartoons

Now you see it, now you don’t. Our cartoon caravan detailing Donald J. Trump’s chair-warming in the White House continues with a puzzling peek at… Continue reading

How Politics Have Changed | Lee H. Hamilton

I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964, and have remained engaged in one way or another every… Continue reading

Barr is just another word for obstruction | Tom H. Hastings

We on the Portland Peace Team were invited out the other day to provide some nonviolent public safety for the local demonstration of perhaps 250… Continue reading

Pelosi Remains the Model Democrat | Peter Funt

Nancy Pelosi, the only Democrat Donald Trump seems to truly fear, is a branch of reason in our thickly overgrown political forest. Even before Robert… Continue reading

Senate passes amended operating budget, negotiations begin | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — The state Senate passed an amended version of the operating budget totaling $52.5 billion for the next biennium, with 31 in favor and… Continue reading

Trump’s 113th week in office | In cartoons

The circus continues at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and so does our cartoon chronicle of President Trump. Here’s a look back at Trump’s 113th week in… Continue reading

VAWA and the NRA | Laura Finley

That Congress has not already reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is abhorrent. VAWA, which was initially signed into law by President Bill Clinton,… Continue reading

Legislation to confiscate firearms in domestic violence situations moves forward | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — A bill to require the removal of firearms from domestic violence calls if there is probable cause that a crime was committed passed… Continue reading

Protest planned at Waypoint Park Thursday over release of Mueller report

Bainbridge Island activists will join a nationwide day of action Thursday in response to Attorney General Bill Barr’s failure to release the Mueller report and… Continue reading

‘Ghost Gun’ bill moves to Senate committees | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Undetectable and untraceable firearms and their creation would be illegal under proposed legislation in Olympia. These types of firearms are being manufactured most… Continue reading