Politics

Immigrationspeak | Andrew Moss

Whether or not Donald Trump continues in office in the near future, he has already contributed to a language of immigration that’s both larger than… Continue reading

Impeaching Trump: A Citizens’ Guide | Wim Laven

The most recent installment of “Apprentice: The Whitehouse” features a new drama involving Donald Trump and his (ab)use of presidential power. Trump has openly admitted… Continue reading

Trump’s 139th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with a locked-and-loaded look back at his 139th week as president. This week’s… Continue reading

There Is Always Hope | John L. Micek

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Fighting back tears, her voice cracking, Jackie Bieber had a simple message for anyone who’s thinking about taking their own life: “There… Continue reading

Senior Center hosts voters forum for council candidates

The Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center will host a voters forum on Wednesday, Oct. 2 featuring all eight candidates for the Bainbridge city council. The… Continue reading

Why Our State’s New Gold Standard Credit Rating Matters | Guest Viewpoint

When New York-based rating agency Moody’s raised our state’s credit rating last month, it marked the state’s first upgrade in 22 years and the first… Continue reading

Kilmer’s Save Our Sound Act passes House committee

The Puget SOS Act, introduced in 2015 by Reps. Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck of Washington state, passed through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee… Continue reading

Only Shock About Trump’s Actions is That We’re Shocked | John L. Micek

The explosive release of a federal whistleblower complaint alleging that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office, and that “unidentified White House officials”… Continue reading

The Joy of Politics | Lee H. Hamilton

You’re probably chuckling already. Seriously? “The joy of politics”? That was pretty much the reaction I got the other day when, in the middle of… Continue reading

AG Ferguson sues to block diversion of billions for border wall

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration’s plan to re-appropriate $3.6 billion in congressionally approved funding for… Continue reading

Kilmer says fixing dysfunctional government is a top goal

After a busy August and September, 6th District U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer is now back in Washington, D.C., and gearing up for more legislative action… Continue reading

Trump’s 138th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with a look back at his 138th week as president. This week’s contributing… Continue reading

Republicans, in Thrall to Dear Leader, Dig a Deeper Bunker | Dick Polman

We dare not contemplate what the Washington Republicans would say if Donald Trump were to actually shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue. In… Continue reading

League of Women Voters of Kitsap to participate in National Voter Registration Day

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap is joining in a nationwide action to register voters on National Voter Registration Day, coming Tuesday, Sept. 24.… Continue reading

Inslee Passes Up A Chance To Confront Corporate ‘Blackmail’ | The Petri Dish

Jay Inslee had a chance recently to face his muggers. He didn’t show up. It would have been interesting to see if he’s ready to… Continue reading

Listen to the Children | Mel Gurtov

The Republicans are on the sidelines on the climate crisis. Government scientists are muzzled. Leading Democrats — though not all — are cautious. CEOs of… Continue reading

Boosting Social Security: Elizabeth Warren’s Potentially Winning Issue | Dick Polman

Have you heard that Elizabeth Warren has an ambitious plan — a surefire popular plan — to boost Social Security payments by roughly $200 a… Continue reading

Beto Was Right On Call To Confiscate Guns… Mostly | John L. Micek

What if Beto O’Rourke was right? The former Texas congressman enraged the right and netted himself something that sounded an awful lot like a death… Continue reading

Football Cliches And The Democratic Primary | Raging Moderate

Got an embarrassing admission here. I was scheduled to summarize the Democratic candidates debate last week, but also had a deadline about the opening of… Continue reading

‘I’m Afraid You Have Humans’ | Robert C. Koehler

The irony of this old New Yorker cartoon by Eric Lewis is so precise I haven’t been able to get it out of my head… Continue reading

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