The Tool | Tom H. Hastings

Donald Trump is a tool. Who might feel that way? Vladimir Putin, having helped install Trump, is categorically enjoying the fruits of those labors, with… Continue reading

The Tragic Comedy In ‘Buying Greenland’ From Denmark | Wim Laven

President Donald Trump’s recent proposition to buy Greenland generated curious headlines and reactions around the world. Many have focused their attention on the comical reaction… Continue reading

There’s Cause For Both Concern And Optimism When It Comes To Democracy | Lee H. Hamilton

Sometimes, you wonder if the world is doomed to descend into autocracy. Certainly, that’s what the coverage of the past few years suggests. We read… Continue reading

Nervous Trump Turns Back to His Failed Border Wall | John L. Micek

President Donald Trump wants a wall. It just may not be the one his supporters thought they signed up for back in 2016. Already walled… Continue reading

Don’t Immediately Dismiss Trump’s Republican Challenger | Dick Polman

Pop quiz: What did Lyndon Johnson in 1968, Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter in 1980, and George H. W. Bush in 1992 have in… Continue reading

Can Two Ex-Governors Offer Hope For Consensus? | John L. Micek

YORK, Pa. - Politics, the Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck famously said, “is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the… Continue reading

Litter To The Auditor | Peter Funt

MARINA, Calif. — Lawmakers in California have littered their desks with measures designed to eliminate plastic products, such as bags and even straws. But in… Continue reading

Trump’s 134th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the presidency of Donald J. Trump continues with a look back at No. 45’s 134th week in the White House. This… Continue reading

Trump Has Blocked Wage Gains For American Workers | Lawrence Wittner

On June 19, 2019, President Donald Trump bragged at his re-election kickoff rally in Orlando that, thanks to his leadership, the wages of American workers… Continue reading

Tapping into People Power | Rivera Sun

In times like this, many of us feel powerless to do anything about the political, social, and environmental injustices we face. But, power is everywhere.… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer hosts more town halls in 6th District

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will host a series of town halls throughout the 6th District over the next two weeks, including a telephone town hall… Continue reading

Democrats Wrong to Turn Their Backs on Anti-Trump Republicans | Dick Polman

Winston Churchill understood that in times of national emergency, it was imperative to forge alliances with anyone willing to help — no matter how odious… Continue reading

Trump And The Climate Crisis – A Crime Against Humanity | Mel Gurtov

The President of the United States is a criminal. I’m not referring to the twenty-odd investigations of him currently underway for violations of the Constitution,… Continue reading

‘Faithless’ electors win a critical round in federal court

The ability of presidential electors to back the candidate of their choice rather than the one who wins the state’s popular vote could soon be… Continue reading

Inslee’s bid for third term derails plans for other Democrats

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee set a course Thursday for a third term as the state’s chief executive and left a trail of disappointed Democrats… Continue reading

Trump’s 133rd week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with a look back at Week 133. This week’s contributing artists: Arcadio Esquivel,… Continue reading

UPDATE | Inslee announces re-election bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he will seek another term as governor. Inslee, who is now serving in his second term as governor, made… Continue reading

Participatory Evolution | Robert C. Koehler

The big black pickup truck plunged into the protesters blocking the parking lot and I cringed, viscerally, as though I could feel it myself —… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee ends campaign for president

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has ended his campaign for president. Inslee made the announcement Wednesday night. In an email to supporters, Inslee said he would… Continue reading

Bainbridge says ‘Enough’ at vigil against gun violence | Photo gallery

Islanders concerned about continued mass shootings gathered in Town Square Aug. 12 for the Bainbridge Island Vigil Against Gun Violence. The event was presented by… Continue reading