Opinion

Trump learns the hard way he can’t act alone

All presidents are frustrated by the limitations of the office. Trump tends to deal with that by gravitating toward things that he can do all by himself.

  • Aug 18th, 2018

 

The Republican Party’s civil rights betrayal

In the year since Charlottesville, Republicans in Congress have increasingly turned a blind eye to the president’s racial animus.

  • Aug 16th, 2018

 

Our Opinion: Trump’s press attacks have real consequences

There is real, permanent harm in President Trump’s attempt to turn citizens…

  • Aug 15th, 2018

 

Iran oil sanctions will hurt more than you think

The first U.S. sanctions have been reimposed on Iran with little sign of either side softening its position.

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Innovation is key for educational equality

Technology is already becoming the great educational equalizer.

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Popular, not excellent: The academy’s new scheme is condescending

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially declared that all popular films suck.

  • Aug 14th, 2018

The reasons behind Trump’s trust-free White House

I suspect a large part of it is that Trump keeps people around him who just aren’t very trustworthy people —and because of the way he treats them, they also aren’t very loyal.

  • Aug 14th, 2018

The pope has it right on capital punishment; we should listen

Pope Francis has changed several sentences in the Catholic catechism to fully reject capital punishment.

  • Aug 14th, 2018

PRO: They are America’s aces in the hole in a competitive energy world

Should the U.S. bail out failing nuclear and wind energy producers?

  • Aug 11th, 2018

CON: Spending millions bailing out coal and nuclear producers will send consumer bills soaring

Should the U.S. government bail out failing nuclear and wind energy producers?

  • Aug 11th, 2018

It’s official: Trump wasting billions on border wall

A little agency Donald Trump probably never has heard of is taking him on.

  • Aug 9th, 2018

If Republicans do retain control in the midterm elections, I expect the next Congress will look an awful lot like this one.

By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg News Republicans will probably take a vote on…

  • Aug 9th, 2018

After primary thrashing, GOP could be SOL in Olympia

The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night.

  • Aug 9th, 2018

Trump’s Supreme Court may target federal rule-making, but the government will survive

Mere months ago, most practicing lawyers probably couldn’t have defined the “Chevron doctrine.”

  • Aug 8th, 2018

Kochs helped fund an attack on ‘Medicare for All.’ It still concluded the plan would save trillions

This year, according to the Milliman actuarial firm, health care will cost nearly $30,000 for an average American family of four with employer-based insurance.

  • Aug 7th, 2018

Bring back home economics class because our kids lack basic life skills

How cool would it be if our kids knew how to shop for groceries and stay within a budget?

  • Aug 7th, 2018

GOP strategist grinds Trump into hamburger in new book

Under the rules of present-day political engagement, I shouldn’t like Rick Wilson.

  • Aug 7th, 2018

New deal sets teachers’ starting pay at $62,688 in Edmonds

Teacher salaries are soaring as the Washington Education Association predicted they would.

  • Aug 4th, 2018

Here’s what the fall of the American empire would look like

Here’s the cleanest tale of hypothetical decline I could come up with, keeping away from the more partisan or hysterical scenarios

  • Aug 3rd, 2018

Congress, not the president, has power over tariffs

Many Americans could be forgiven for forgetting that it is Congress, not the presidency, in which the Constitution invests most of the power.

  • Jul 31st, 2018