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


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


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


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

Big Sugar wasn’t alone

Nutrition industry took on the Big Tobacco template

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Fawn Sharp: Why stand up for Standing Rock?

What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves

  • Oct 4th, 2016

Guest editorial: Drag racing just isn’t compatible with the surroundings

Neighbors around Elma Airport object the racing noise

  • Oct 1st, 2016

Doyle McManus: Trump failed the commander in chief test. Badly

When candidates cite their children as experts, it’s a safe bet they haven’t studied the issue themselves.

  • Sep 29th, 2016

Martin Schram: Republicans left with post-debate buyer’s remorse

In a real sense, millions of Americans got to know Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton a lot better after spending an hour-and-a-half with them in their parlors, living rooms and rec rooms.

  • Sep 29th, 2016

Walter Shapiro: Donald Trump and the second battle of the sexes

After controlling himself for the first two questions, Donald Trump discarded all the advice that he must have received from debate handlers.

  • Sep 28th, 2016