Opinion

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Senator pitches in to help out with spudly love

A news release from one of our senators back in the Beltway crossed my desk this week, filled with praise for her efforts to restore… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, July 18.

Today's cartoon is by Eric Allie, Caglecartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Friday, July 18.

Today's cartoon is by Brian Fairrington, Cagle Cartoons.… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, July 17.

Today's cartoon is by Mike Lester, The Rome News-Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, July 16.

Today's cartoon is by RJ Matson, Roll Call.… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2008

VIEWPOINT: PUD is a high cost and high risk venture

As some Whidbey Islanders campaign to create a government-run electric utility, those they are trying to convince on the Island to endorse their project would be well advised to look beyond the lofty promises of the proponents. The watchwords should be “buyer beware.”

  • Jul 16, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Terrible economy? Johnny Dollar to the rescue!

It’s not been a good week for me. I’ve discovered I’ve got all sorts of health problems that I never knew I had before.

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, July 15.

Today's cartoon is by Simanca Osmani, Cagle Cartoons, Brazil.… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Monday, July 14.

Today's cartoon is by Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com.… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2008

VIEWPOINT: Popular myths about immigrants are false

All the heated talk about immigration makes it difficult to sort out fact from fiction. Many popular beliefs about immigration are not based on fact, but on myth and panic spread by individuals and groups with self-interested agendas. Yet effective immigration reform is possible only if it is based on accurate information, not on personal opinion, ideology, or fear.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Friday, July 11.

Today's cartoon is by Tab, The Calgary Sun.… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, July 10.

Today's cartoon is by RJ Matson, Roll Call.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Maybe I can get my facts ‘right’ enough for Fox News

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the news business, and despite the best of intentions, we get sometimes get a detail wrong in a news story and must endure days of ringing telephones from the people who want to celebrate our achievement with us.

VIEWPOINT: Watch out for ‘experts’ in Whidbey PUD debate

I found the article on “Buyout of PSE won’t be cheap, experts say” interesting but somewhat poor in coverage.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, July 9.

Today's cartoon is by RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch.… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, July 8.

Today's cartoon is by Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Monday, July 7.

Today's cartoon is by Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com.… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, July 6.

Today's cartoon is by Tab, The Calgary Sun.

  • Jul 6, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Fourth brings back memories of the salad days

Whew! It’s hard to get settled down after the big “Celebrate America” blowout down the highway a few days ago. Seeing all the fireworks, the… Continue reading