A booming economy won’t make next state budget less taxing

Inslee says Washington’s super-charged economy is not generating enough revenue to cover the demand for services from the state’s growing population.

  • Oct 20th, 2018


Who will hold Saudi feet to the fire? Not Trump, apparently

Instead, the administration looking to give them an off-ramp, a route to escape responsibility.

  • Oct 18th, 2018


Can we blame these hurricanes on climate change? Not so fast

It’s true that many climatologists are projecting gloom and doom. But they’re not all relying on the same forecast.

  • Oct 18th, 2018


Donald Trump goes low, and Elizabeth Warren joins him

On Monday, I lost a great deal of respect for Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • Oct 17th, 2018

If Mattis goes, Trump will miss him

In another era, being called a Democrat by a Republican president would be worth its weight in Sunday talk-show invitations. In Trump’s Washington, the remark is the kiss of death.

  • Oct 17th, 2018

The flaws and falsehoods in Trump’s health care argument

Trump chose to attack Democrats by spinning a string of misrepresentations and falsehoods.

  • Oct 16th, 2018

Beto O’Rourke’s run matters even if he loses

O’Rourke’s extraordinary political success is all the more poignant because it comes after a wave of public polls registering that he is on course to lose in November.

  • Oct 16th, 2018

Civility is still the best policy for Democrats

By Noah Feldman Bloomberg News The consensus on civility emerging from Democratic…

  • Oct 12th, 2018

‘America first’ will likely fizzle fast as millennials rise

In time, this period may be recognized more as the high-water mark of a short-lived turn toward quasi-isolationism.

  • Oct 10th, 2018

The world faces catastrophe without drastic action on global warming. Do we have the will to fix it?

Without near-immediate action, the world will fail to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

  • Oct 10th, 2018

It’s the wrong time for a Facebook surveillance device

Facebook knows its audience — or at least it has a lot of information about it. But I think Facebook is still misreading the mood.

  • Oct 11th, 2018

Our call to duty: Cast an informed vote

There is no greater power in our democracy than the voice of “we the people,” and no greater duty or obligation for each citizen than to be an informed voter.

  • Oct 9th, 2018

Why baby boomers should vote like their kids

Many of us have health care plans, pensions, savings, Social Security and Medicare. Our kids are likely to have none of that.

  • Oct 9th, 2018

Can’t see why conservatives are mad over treatment of Kavanaugh? Imagine it this way

By Cynthia M. Allen Fort Worth Star-Telegram One of the first casualties…

  • Oct 6th, 2018

Trump thumbs nose at Constitution, Americans

By Sen. Richard Blumenthal For The Hartford Courant No president is above…

  • Oct 6th, 2018

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials, including the governor

Voters established the commission in 1987 to stop politicians from deciding their own pay.

  • Oct 5th, 2018

Welcome to the post-American jungle

Until Trump’s critics understand the popular appeal and deep roots of his contempt, it will be hard to restore an unraveling international system.

  • Oct 4th, 2018

46 million voted in primaries this year. That’s not enough

The bad news, is that while primary turnout was up from 2014, it is still not very high.

  • Oct 4th, 2018

With Kavanaugh confirmation battle, the Supreme Court’s legitimacy is in question

There is something different about this confirmation battle, and it makes me worry about the toll it will take on the Supreme Court.

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Will the age of iPhones change bad behavior?

Regardless of whom you believe, there are many lessons to be learned from the brouhaha.

  • Oct 3rd, 2018