Opinion

Disregard all those farewells: Obama isn’t really leaving

For the first time in almost a century, the immediate ex-president will continue residing in Washington.

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

President Trump and the great unknown

How will traditionally loyal Republican lawmakers react when they are skeptical of Trump’s demands?

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

Trump’s good qualities can carry the day

But two giant caveats remain, both pertaining to character.

  • Jan 17th, 2017

 

The danger of a president using intimidation against citizens

Are we aware that we are facing a subtler, but still significant danger in Donald Trump’s tweets?

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Which news media should we rally around?

American journalism is independent, fact-based, verified reporting that serves the public.

  • Jan 16th, 2017

More tweeting, less thinking: Trump epitomizes troubling trend

Trump he is promoting the trend of using social media as our primary — and possibly only — news source.

  • Jan 16th, 2017

No sophomore slump for Marco Rubio

The single swing vote he holds on the committee deciding Rex Tillerson’s fate is very real.

  • Jan 13th, 2017

The era of extreme entertainment comes to the presidential press conference

Seventy years’ worth of presidential decorum was thrown out.

  • Jan 13th, 2017

Sessions is wrong person to serve as attorney general

His views mark him as a man of the past.

  • Jan 11th, 2017

An appreciation of a good man, Obama

I don’t care what Obama’s critics say or what vitriol drips from troll tongues.

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Is left-wing satire a form of fake news?

2016 was the year when the line between parody and reality blurred to the point of vanishing.

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Trump has the habits of a showman, not a manager

The president-elect comes to the job with the habits of an entrepreneur and a showman, not a manager of large organizations.

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Russian efforts to undermine democracy clear

Putin wants to weaken Western democracies and the institutions that bind them together.

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Democrats can bounce back with help from GOP schisms

They need to develop more ideas and policies that appeal to working-class voters.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Republicans caved when faced with constituent outrage, so keep it up

If we really want to, we can make these suckers blink.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Exxon first, Earth second

Tillerson’s essential failure as chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil has been that he viewed climate change as a threat to the company’s bottom line rather than a signal to change course.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Will Obama’s achievements stand the test of time?

His ultimate standing may hinge on the degree to which his top achievements survive Trump’s presidency.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Doyle McManus: What do Trump supporters expect?

Even among his voters, Trump’s honeymoon could turn out to be short.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Ivanka Trump is not going to save us

It’s easy to be seduced by Ivanka — she really is smooth, not to mention beautiful — but keep your guard up.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Ann McFeatters: So long to 2016 and all the dumb things politicians said

What’ll politicians say next?

  • Dec 30th, 2016