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

Celebrating Peace: A Work in Progress | Robert C. Koehler

Veterans For Peace, an organization that speaks truth to war like nobody else, is attempting to reclaim Armistice Day, the Nov. 11 holiday that was… Continue reading

Getting Rid of Treacherous Friends | Mel Gurtov

Backing the wrong horse, again The United States has a long record of befriending the wrong people — authoritarian leaders who rely on military and… Continue reading

Cross-generational Power To Change | Tom H. Hastings

Greta Thunberg was just a little girl in Sweden who learned about the emerging threats to all of us — literally to every human being… Continue reading

Impeachment Hearings are a Lose-Lose Proposition | Rich Manieri

I’m not sure who to believe anymore. House Intelligence Committee Chairman, and impeachment hearing ringmaster, Adam Schiff (D-Cal.) says he doesn’t know the identity of… Continue reading

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure | The Petri Dish

Most ballots are counted but the fight over Initiative 976 is far from over. It’s just changing venues. The measure paring the cost of car… Continue reading

Trump’s Tweet Sets a Dangerous Precedent | Peter Funt

We interrupt this impeachment hearing to bring you a message from Donald Trump: “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.” That tweet, read on live television… Continue reading

Trump’s 145th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump as president continues with a look back at the stable genuis’ 145th week in the White House. This… Continue reading

Impeachment Witnesses the Heroes We Need Right Now | John L. Micek

If Ambassador Bill Taylor didn’t exist already, we’d have to invent him. With a made-for-TV voice filled to the brim with gravitas, the West Point… Continue reading

Analysis of Bainbridge vote shows tsunami of opposition to I-976

Study shows split results in council races.

Why are Republicans Still Obsessed with the Whistleblower? | Dick Polman

The public impeachment hearings were barely underway when Jim Jordan, the GOP’s attack Chihuahua, began to yap about the whistleblower. Where’s the whistleblower? Why can’t… Continue reading

We Make Progress When Citizens Tackle the Small Stuff | Lee H. Hamilton

One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is that you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a stop… Continue reading

Biden Will Win Democratic Nomination, If Only By Default | Rich Manieri

Joe Biden is going to win the Democratic nomination for president. I wouldn’t run to your bookie with this information. My track record is spotty,… Continue reading

Serve With Honor, Honor Those Who Serve; Or Support Trump? | Wim Laven

Starting as Armistice Day, celebrated for the first time Nov. 11, 1919 — the first anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918… Continue reading

Senator Murray statement on Veterans Day: ‘The effects of war do not end on the battlefield or after the Veterans Day parades…’

U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Washington state’s senior senator, released the following statement on Veterans Day:… Continue reading

How to Lose the 2020 Election, by Elizabeth Warren | Dick Polman

Speaking in 1910, former two-term president Theodore Roosevelt offered some practical advice that Elizabeth Warren and today’s progressive Democrats would be wise to heed. Although… Continue reading

Schneider has won another term on the Bainbridge Island City Council

City Councilwoman Leslie Schneider will retain her seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. In Thursday’s update of the vote tally in the council’s District… Continue reading