Politics

A Historian Reflects on the Return of Fascism | Lawrence Wittner

Back in 1941, the year of my birth, fascism stood on the brink of conquering the world. During the preceding decades, movements of the Radical… Continue reading

GOP Albatross | James A. Haught

Every schoolchild knows that the Ancient Mariner was forced to wear a dead albatross around his neck. I think America’s Republican Party wears a dying… Continue reading

Democrats’ 2020 Outlook Is Hardly 20/20 | Peter Funt

With former housing secretary Julian Castro departed, the oversized Democratic presidential field reaches a critical point: More candidates have dropped out than remain in the… Continue reading

Trump’s 153rd week in office | In cartoons

Peace on Earth. It was nice while it lasted. Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with a look back… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee on border detainments: ‘This will not stand’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the reports of Iranian-Americans being detained at the U.S.-Canadian border were “deeply alarming” as well as “wrong and rife with… Continue reading

Normal Nation | Mel Gurtov

With the assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Donald Trump has arguably done more to undermine U.S. interests in the Middle East and sow the seeds… Continue reading

State sues Johnson & Johnson, claims it fueled opioid epidemic

SEATTLE — State attorneys sued Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, accusing the internationally known corporation of fueling an opioid epidemic in Washington through the use… Continue reading

It’s Time | Wim Laven

“Remember that I predicted a long time ago that President Obama will attack Iran because of his inability to negotiate properly — not skilled.” Donald… Continue reading

Murray statement on death of Qasem Soleimani by US airstrikes

U.S. Senator Patty Murray said President Trump did not seek approval from Congress when the administration ordered an airstrike to kill Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps… Continue reading

Trump’s 152nd week in office | In cartoons

A quick one while he’s away. The holiday season means some of our favorite cartoonists have been away and enjoying some time off, so we… Continue reading

Buzz Off, 2019: A Pop Quiz On This Year’s Trumpster Fire | Dick Polman

Year three of the man-child administration was much like his first two, only more so. But before you compel yourself, for the sake of your… Continue reading

A More Perfect Union | Wim Laven

Current partisan politics frequently returns to questions and debates about the supreme law of the land — the Constitution — as it should, because two… Continue reading

Militarism: The Delusion Lives | Robert C. Koehler

The annual defense budget, passed recently by both the House (377-48) and Senate (82-8), came in at $738 billion for 2020, up from last year… Continue reading

AG Ferguson asks court to block EPA’s attempt to repeal Clean Water Rules

Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently filed a lawsuit to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to repeal a 2015 rule that defines what waters qualify… Continue reading

Why You Need to Worry About Attacks on Obamacare | John L. Micek

If you’re celebrating a recent federal appellate court ruling that overturned language in the Affordable Care Act requiring you to have health insurance or pay… Continue reading

Trump’s 151st week in office | In cartoons

This is a thing that happened. Some say it had to happen. A lot of people are saying it had to happen, believe me. Our… Continue reading

When It Comes To Corporate Taxes, It’s Always Christmas | Mel Gurtov

As we all know, the largest U.S. corporations and their chief executives were the main beneficiaries of Trump’s so-called tax reform in 2017. A new… Continue reading

In Praise of Competence | Lee H. Hamilton

Not long ago, I was in a meeting to talk about a public policy issue. It was a little complex, and as we considered the… Continue reading

Councilwoman Blossom finished term with explosive and emotional plea

It wasn’t a farewell filled with flattery or a parting plumped by her own personal praise. Instead, Bainbridge Councilwoman Sarah Blossom put an explosive exclamation… Continue reading

The Democrats’ Scarlet Letter Strategy | Mel Gurtov

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has evidently decided not to turn over the articles of impeachment to the Senate until Congress resumes its work Jan. 7.… Continue reading

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