At-large Bainbridge council seat features a wide-open race

A newcomer to Bainbridge politics, and a returning veteran to the island’s political scene. That’s the matchup in the race for the Bainbridge Island City… Continue reading

Incumbent faces challenge for new term in Bainbridge’s North Ward

There’s one thing you can bet on when it comes to the outcome of the race for the Bainbridge Island City Council’s North Ward seat… Continue reading

Should You Be Afraid Of The Fascists In Your Community? | Wim Laven

I get accused of “being over-the-top” and using hyperbole by conservative friends and acquaintances with increasing frequency. This is caused, in large part, by me… Continue reading

Two candidates eye another term on Bainbridge Island City Council

Two candidates are seeking another term on the Bainbridge Island City Council, but with a big difference. Sarah Blossom is the incumbent in the race… Continue reading

Most Kitsap voters still waiting to fill out ballot

Fewer than 17 percent of eligible voters in Kitsap County have already sent back in their ballots, according to ballot return statistics provided by the… Continue reading

Individual vote tally for Bainbridge write-in candidates won’t be posted – unless

Voters won’t get an early look at the vote tallies for two Bainbridge Island write-in candidates on Election Night. Until it matters. Cynthia Bellas is… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer on impeachment vote: Inquiry needs to be ‘transparent and fair’

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer said the congressional inquiry into the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump should be “transparent and fair.” The 6th District Democrat… Continue reading

Bainbridge council race heats up over ‘Hillary for Prison’ photo

A race for the Bainbridge Island City Council took a surprise turn Monday after a photograph of council candidate Grayson William Wildsmith wearing a 2016… Continue reading

Kitsap readers lining up for next Trump tell-all

The author is a mystery. But here’s something that’s no surprise: Kitsap readers are eager to crack the cover of “A Warning,” a behind-the-scenes account… Continue reading

Republicans Have James Madison Spinning in His Grave | John L. Micek

Maybe they thought they were standing up for principle. How else can you explain the Republican lawmakers who dramatically barged into a closed-door meeting of… Continue reading

Schneider and Wildsmith battle for Central Ward seat

The newest member of the Bainbridge Island City Council is facing an election challenge from another relative newcomer on the island’s political scene. Councilwoman Leslie… Continue reading

The Widening Gap Between The Super-rich And Other Americans | Lawrence Wittner

Despite the upbeat words from America’s billionaire president about the “economic miracle” he has produced, economic inequality in the United States is on the rise.… Continue reading

Fire commissioner candidates both boast experience, differ on details

Both candidates vying for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner Position 2 spot boast a wealth of experience in fire service and emergency response. In… Continue reading

‘But Her Emails!’ A Final Farewell to a Fake Scandal | Dick Polman

Did you catch the important news story about Hillary Clinton the other day? I’m guessing you missed it, because it was buried beneath the latest… Continue reading

We Need Regular Ways to Hold Presidents Accountable | Lee H. Hamilton

“I ask how and why this decision was reached,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said in the Senate recently. He was calling for an investigation into… Continue reading

Trump’s 142nd week in office | In cartoons

Using our great and unmatched wisdom, we present our continuing cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House. Here’s Week 142. This week’s… Continue reading

Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition | Kathy Kelly

My friend Marianne Goldscheider, who is 87, suffered a broken hip in July, 2018 and then, in June 2019, it happened again. When she broke… Continue reading

Will Trump Leave Quietly? | Mel Gurtov

On October 23, about two dozen unhappy Republican congress members stormed a closed hearing that was part of the impeachment inquiry, determined to show their… Continue reading

Why Are Americans So Confused About The Meaning Of ‘Democratic Socialism’? | Lawrence Wittner

The meaning of democratic socialism — a mixture of political and economic democracy — should be no mystery to Americans. After all, socialist programs have… Continue reading

The Death Penalty Is Barbaric And Ineffective | Laura Finley

October 10 was World Day Against the Death Penalty. That the U.S. continues to use this broken and antiquated system of (in)justice is reprehensive in… Continue reading