Gleb Tsipursky: How thinking errors affect our views of candidates’ statements

It takes focus to cut through the campaign fog

  • Oct 25th, 2016


J.C. Peters: There is only one basket, and the people in it are vulnerable, not deplorable

Issues have become secondary to personalities

  • Oct 25th, 2016


Lessons from California’s shift to legalized pot

Californians are on the verge of tripling the number of American adults who can legally acquire marijuana without interference from doctors, dealers or cops.

  • Oct 24th, 2016


Ross and Cormier earn our endorsement

County commission races

  • Oct 24th, 2016

Purcell best suited for 19th District seat

Daily World endorsement goes to Teresa Purcell

  • Oct 21st, 2016

If you’re offended by ‘nasty woman,’ you should take a Valium and calm down

During Wednesday night’s debate, all sorts of people got their sombreros, bra straps and pacifiers in a twist over comments Donald Trump made.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Hacked emails show level of contempt for deeply religious

While other voter blocs were disrespected in some of these emails, Catholics were treated with contempt for their “severely backwards” way of thinking.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Women leading the way in taking down Trump

Trump met his match when he disrespected women. They represent about 53 percent of the electorate.

  • Oct 18th, 2016

Campaign finance reform achieves priority status

What is striking in this year’s presidential race is that for the first time in modern campaign history, multiple contenders openly endorsed the populist charge that American democracy has been corrupted by mega money from billionaires and corporations.

  • Oct 18th, 2016

Imagining how Trump would handle natural disaster as president

How would Donald Trump perform as the commander-in-chief during a disaster?

  • Oct 17th, 2016

What the WikiLeaks emails tell us about Hillary Clinton

She’s a Clinton — a Democrat who believes in progressive goals, but who’s willing to trim them, postpone them, even throw them under a bus (temporarily, anyway) when practical politics requires.

  • Oct 17th, 2016

We have a lot to learn from this election

We all have a lot to contemplate after this election cycle, including some ugly truths it has revealed about our nation.

  • Oct 14th, 2016

RedBlueAmerica: Will the Republican Party survive this election?

What might a post-Trump GOP look like?

  • Oct 14th, 2016

Masculinity’s in a sorry state

America may elect a real female president. But judging by the men talking loudly, constantly about “toughness,” “stamina” and the sorry state of their gender, it seems American masculinity is still in crisis.

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Gina Barreca: Sorry, Trump, we’re no longer running on man-time

It’s the math enabling Trump to justify having a wife just a decade older than his daughter and a son who’s not as old as some of his jokes.

  • Oct 11th, 2016

Boomers’ monumental quagmire in Iraq

How ironic then that the best and brightest of the baby boomers have in their own way replicated the missteps of their predecessors.

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Mary Curtis: So the Republican Party finally gets Trump?

It took the mental image of their own child and/or spouse looking up to, or perhaps being in a room alone with, a man who casually chats about groping women against their will — labeled sexual assault in criminal codes — before GOP leaders could see the light and decide that harsh criticism, not lukewarm justification, was warranted?

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Jonathan Bernstein: Two qualified candidates, one low-key debate

Neither Indiana Gov. Mike Pence nor Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was pressed at all on his qualifications for the job, or on his readiness tobecome president if necessary.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

The Supreme Court’s docket is pretty sleepy — and that’s goodBy Mike SacksLos Angeles Times

The drama went off the docket this year for two reasons.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Dick Meyer: Saving democracy too important to be left to politicians

Stopping Trump is too important to be left to politicians

  • Oct 5th, 2016