Trump as Jim Jones? | James A. Haught

Cults usually are one-man religions. A magnetic, dictatorial, dogmatic, demagogue draws throngs of followers and leads them into La-La Land, sometimes dangerously. Jim Jones took… Continue reading

Will Impeachment Hurt Trump in 2020? Here’s the Case for Optimism | Dick Polman

Most Americans, exhausted by Trump’s demagogic lying and relentless pillaging of the values we hold dear, are understandably skeptical that impeachment will cleanse the stench… Continue reading

Trump’s 150th week in office | In cartoons

In the days leading up to the historic impeachment vote, President Donald J. Trump’s mind was in the toilet. And he was looking a little… Continue reading

Trump impeachment rally draws big crowd | Photo gallery

Protesters packed Bainbridge Island’s main downtown intersection Tuesday to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on the eve of the historic vote in… Continue reading

The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers | Mel Gurtov

The war in Afghanistan, America’s longest, has cost about 2,300 U.S. lives, over 20,000 wounded, and about $1 trillion. Now, thanks to the persistence of… Continue reading

Democrats’ Debates Aren’t Helping Much | Peter Funt

Maybe it’s campaign fatigue or the time of year, but TV ratings for the Democrats’ last two debates fell precipitously and the prospects for improvement… Continue reading

State Republicans miss their big chance | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — In late June 2017, with a partial shut down of government looming, Gov. Jay Inslee reached a deal guaranteeing lawmakers a chance to… Continue reading

Rep. Kilmer’s full statement on impeachment

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a 6th Congressional District Democrat from Washington, announced his support for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump Tuesday. The U.S.… Continue reading

Rep. Kilmer announces he will vote to impeach Trump

Congressman Derek Kilmer said he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump when the U.S. House of Representatives votes later this week on two articles… Continue reading

What An Impeachment In Pennsylvania 25 Years Ago Says About Where We Are Now | John L. Micek

In 1994, state Rep. Frank Dermody was a backbench Democrat serving his second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That year, the majority-Democrat chamber… Continue reading

Impeachment rally planned on Bainbridge on eve of historic vote

Activists on Bainbridge Island will join thousands of others across the country in a “Nobody Is Above the Law” protest Tuesday on the eve of… Continue reading

Letting Our Values Out Of Their Cage | Robert C. Koehler

My God, they put Jesus and his parents in cages, as though that’s what U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents would do — you know,… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer hosts two town halls this week

Congressman Derek Kilmer will host a pair of town halls this week, and residents in Washington’s 6th Congressional District can participate in both — without… Continue reading

Changing opinions, not so much | The Petri Dish

What will you feel when the U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach President Donald J. Trump? Relief, satisfaction, frustration, anger? Maybe nothing at all?… Continue reading

Trump’s 149th week in office | In cartoons

It’s good to be king. But Donald Trump isn’t — and some folks don’t even want him to be president. Our cartoon chronicle of Donald… Continue reading

Gaslighting Grifter Governance | Tom H. Hastings

Yeah, Donald Trump lies constantly — several proven each day. However, he is the gatekeeper to grifting, as may be seen by not only his… Continue reading

Republicans Promote Know-Nothingness During Impeachment Hearings | John L. Micek

It’s not often that you get to watch what conservative author Tom Nichols has called “the death of expertise” unfold in real time. But that’s… Continue reading

Senator Rolfes talks transportation funding in the wake of I-976

Senator Christine Rolfes of Washington’s 23rd Legislative District met with her constituents at the Village Green Community Center in Kingston last week to hear the… Continue reading

Envisioning A United World | Robert C. Koehler

Let’s bomb Iowa! Or maybe Texas or Michigan or Nebraska … Oh wait, I got confused for a second. Those places are part of America… Continue reading

A Presidential Speech The World Needs To Hear | Winslow Myers

“Good evening, my fellow Americans. “I want to speak frankly with you tonight about a reality that the nuclear powers have so far refused to… Continue reading