Politics

AWOL: Trump’s Disappearing Leadership | Mel Gurtov

AWOL: Trump’s Disappearing Leadership | Mel Gurtov

Who’s In Charge? Donald Trump’s political strategy during the coronavirus pandemic is simple: insist the federal government only plays a backup role when it comes… Continue reading

AWOL: Trump’s Disappearing Leadership | Mel Gurtov
Briefings Hit a New Low | Peter Funt

Briefings Hit a New Low | Peter Funt

Enough!” President Trump admonished CNN’s Kaitlan Collins as she pressed for answers during Monday’s contentious coronavirus briefing. With daily feuding between Trump and media boiling… Continue reading

Briefings Hit a New Low | Peter Funt
Amid a Pandemic, Trump Still At War With Government | John L. Micek

Amid a Pandemic, Trump Still At War With Government | John L. Micek

The president’s twin dismissals last week — just days apart — of two highly respected government watchdogs (and an attack on a third) is a… Continue reading

Amid a Pandemic, Trump Still At War With Government | John L. Micek
War, Irony And The New Normal | Robert C. Koehler

War, Irony And The New Normal | Robert C. Koehler

The uber-irony about the deadly coronavirus is that, as it claims lives, endangers millions and interrupts the social normal, threatening unprecedented global chaos, it is… Continue reading

War, Irony And The New Normal | Robert C. Koehler
AG Ferguson sues Facebook for repeatedly violating Washington campaign finance law on political advertising

AG Ferguson sues Facebook for repeatedly violating Washington campaign finance law on political advertising

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Facebook for selling political ads in Washington state that violate state campaign finance law. Washington state… Continue reading

AG Ferguson sues Facebook for repeatedly violating Washington campaign finance law on political advertising
COVID-19 is Manufactured Chaos | Wim Laven

COVID-19 is Manufactured Chaos | Wim Laven

In late December of last year, the Chinese announced an epidemic in Wuhan. The autocratic Chinese government should have made that outbreak known at least… Continue reading

COVID-19 is Manufactured Chaos | Wim Laven
Politics in the Pandemic | Peter Funt

Politics in the Pandemic | Peter Funt

Donald Trump is running against himself. Coronavirus has shut down just about everything, including the presidential campaign. With Bernie Sanders out of the way, former… Continue reading

Politics in the Pandemic | Peter Funt
Asian-Americans Feeling the Sting of Hate During COVID-19 | John L. Micek

Asian-Americans Feeling the Sting of Hate During COVID-19 | John L. Micek

If there’s one sad truth about every tragedy, it’s that people will look around for someone to blame. In 2001, American Muslims found themselves singled… Continue reading

Asian-Americans Feeling the Sting of Hate During COVID-19 | John L. Micek
When to Pull the Plug on the President? | Peter Funt

When to Pull the Plug on the President? | Peter Funt

Responding to public demand and civic responsibility, the three major cable TV channels — Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC — have essentially become all-coronavirus,… Continue reading

When to Pull the Plug on the President? | Peter Funt
Cash Payments Give Americans Crucial Economic Support | Guest Viewpoint

Cash Payments Give Americans Crucial Economic Support | Guest Viewpoint

COVID-19 is a public health crisis, but as it has unfolded, it has rippled out into an economic crisis, too. The stock market has been… Continue reading

Cash Payments Give Americans Crucial Economic Support | Guest Viewpoint
Interest still lacking in council appointment

Interest still lacking in council appointment

Don’t everyone jump up at once. Bainbridge Island City Hall has yet to see a single application come in from anyone interested in an appointment… Continue reading

Interest still lacking in council appointment
Apocalypse When? | Peter Funt

Apocalypse When? | Peter Funt

Two or three times a year, falling trees knock out power at my home, in a heavily wooded section of Central California. When outages stretch… Continue reading

Apocalypse When? | Peter Funt
Putin forever! | Mel Gurtov

Putin forever! | Mel Gurtov

One trait dictators have in common: They believe in ruling for life. And since they’re dictators, they can count on supporters to echo their ambition… Continue reading

Putin forever! | Mel Gurtov
GOP’s Achievement Is Now On Display | Wim Laven

GOP’s Achievement Is Now On Display | Wim Laven

Significant blame for the failed response and delayed action in responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic is being directed at Donald Trump. He fired the… Continue reading

GOP’s Achievement Is Now On Display | Wim Laven
The April Foolish Fake Leader | Tom H. Hastings

The April Foolish Fake Leader | Tom H. Hastings

It is said by those who study and teach leadership that one of the primary attributes of the best leaders are that they give credit… Continue reading

The April Foolish Fake Leader | Tom H. Hastings
The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive | Lawrence Wittner

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

The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive | Lawrence Wittner
Are You Prepared To Needlessly Die For Your Country? | Wim Laven

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

Are You Prepared To Needlessly Die For Your Country? | Wim Laven
Can Congress Make Democratic Governance Work? | Lee H. Hamilton

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

Can Congress Make Democratic Governance Work? | Lee H. Hamilton
Gov. Inslee on federal stimulus package: Thanks, but more is needed

Gov. Inslee on federal stimulus package: Thanks, but more is needed

The Bainbridge Island Review site has lifted the paywall on this developing story to provide readers with critical information. To support vital reporting such as… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee on federal stimulus package: Thanks, but more is needed
Congressman Kilmer gives COVID-19 update during telephone town hall

Congressman Kilmer gives COVID-19 update during telephone town hall

The Bainbridge Island Review site has lifted the paywall on this developing story to provide readers with critical information. To support vital reporting such as… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer gives COVID-19 update during telephone town hall
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