- About Us
- Local Savings
- Green Editions
- Legal Notices
- Weekly Ads
Connect with Us
Letters to the Editor
Earlier this month was the monthly "Current Events Day" at the Vashon Senior Center. It is a gathering of the most politically and socially aware people on the island: the whole spectrum. I was astounded at the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience present.
Community Events, May 2016
The Friends of Mukai Board thanks The Beachcomber for its front page coverage and supportive editorial concerning our wonderful victory in finally gaining control of the Mukai House and Garden ("A big congratulations to the Friends of Mukai" April 13).
As someone who recognizes Bernie Sanders as the best candidate to represent my progressive beliefs and values, I want to be perfectly clear with those who try to bully, guilt or frighten me into supporting Hillary Clinton: I am not obligated to support any member of any party for president if I do not agree with the values he or she represents, or the judgment and experience he or she offers.
I support Hillary Clinton for president for a variety of reasons. Starting with her lifelong advocacy for women and children and culminating with her extensive public service in both national and international affairs, I believe she will move the democratic agenda forward. I have not seen a credible Sanders plan, given that Republicans still hold majorities in so many state legislatures, governor's mansions and Congress. I think the revolution needs to bubble up from the bottom lest it fizzle out like the Occupy movement appears to have. I have appreciated Sanders delineation of the issues facing us (and, yes, moving Clinton to the left), his grassroots politics, integrity and taking the high road — until the first week in April. He then took a very low road, claiming Clinton was unqualified to be president, in a supposed tit-for-tat attack. In fact, Clinton never took the offered bait and had not made the same statement about him.