Politics

Pritchett looks to oust Swolgaard in Bainbridge parks race

Former journalist Rachel Pritchett is looking to write her own headline in the upcoming election and unseat incumbent Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District… Continue reading

Trump’s 141st week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with this look back at his 141st week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This… Continue reading

What Most Of The Impeachment Heroes Have In Common | Dick Polman

Surely I’m not alone in noticing that most of the people fueling Donald Trump’s impending impeachment are women. This strikes me as significant. We have… Continue reading

Bainbridge park board candidate hosts coffee meeting

Rachel Pritchett, a candidate for Position 3 on the board of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District, will host a coffee meeting at… Continue reading

Citizens Must Remove Trump From Office | Wim Laven

Familiarize yourself with the hashtag #OutNow, it is refusefacism.org’s message: “In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America!” Their goal is… Continue reading

Turkey, Syria And Our Ignorant President | John L. Micek

When historians look back, they’ll identify It as the day that the post-World War II order officially collapsed. It happened not by coup, or by… Continue reading

In Memory – Congressman Elijah Cummings

Artwork by provided by Dave Granlund, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

Mass Shootings Are Still Happening, But They’re Being Ignored | John L. Micek

Official Washington might have averted its gaze from the scourge of gun violence to focus on the unfolding impeachment drama surrounding President Donald Trump. But… Continue reading

In For A Dime, In For A Dollar | Steve Klinger

Many years ago, when we played what we called “penny-ante poker,” there was always an unhappy participant who, as the evening wore on, slid more… Continue reading

The Rights of Nature | Robert C. Koehler

“When the U.S. Constitution was ratified, women, indigenous peoples, and slaves were treated as property, without rights.” This isn’t over yet. In the same vein… Continue reading

Rep. Appleton to retire at end of term

Rep. Sherry Appleton announced Monday she will retire from the Washington State Legislature at the end of her current term. “Being allowed to work for… Continue reading

Trump Stonewalls the Constitution, Democrats Say ‘Bring It On’ | Dick Polman

The constitutional crisis has officially arrived. To the surprise of nobody with a cognitive intellect, Donald Trump has hauled us to this treacherous precipice. The… Continue reading

Trump’s 140th week in office | In cartoons

It’s Donald J. Trump’s 140th week in the White House, but do us a favor, though. Check out this cartoon chronicle of Trump’s most perfect… Continue reading

You Can’t Do That | Raging Moderate

All of Washington is vibrating like the foam on a latte in the cup holder of a convertible jeep riding railroad tracks over a bridge.… Continue reading

Bainbridge council candidates make their pitch to voters

It was a most agreeable afternoon. Until it wasn’t. Candidates for the Bainbridge Island City Council found few ways to separate themselves from their opponents… Continue reading

Trump Can’t Control the Story Anymore | Dick Polman

The impeachable president whined last week that he missed the good days when the Fourth Estate covered him exactly the way he wanted. In his… Continue reading

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget! | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are butting heads with Gov. Jay Inslee over what they consider a misuse of executive power. Inslee is taking steps to… Continue reading

Impeaching The Symptom, Not The Disease | Robert C. Koehler

I feel like I’m watching a sitcom called “America.” Next episode: Will they impeach the president? Stay tuned! “Impeachment is therefore imperative, not only to… Continue reading

Blow That Whistle | Raging Moderate

This White House breathes chaos. It’s like one of those Vaudevillian plate spinners who isn’t happy until all the plates come crashing down to the… Continue reading

SNL’s Political Spoof Hits Too Close To Home | Peter Funt

In its season opener “Saturday Night Live” did a fine job of skewering political figures who dominated headlines during the show’s summer hiatus. The Trump… Continue reading

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