Opinion

E.R. Shipp: Donald Trump is the brand ambassador for white supremacists

The killer this time reminds us that hate in its most toxic forms is deeply rooted, rampant and transglobal.

  • Mar 21st, 2019

 

Steve Lopez: Veterans to Trump: Enough already with the attacks on late Sen. John McCain

Even veterans who support the president told me they can’t understand why he would speak with such contempt about McCain.

  • Mar 21st, 2019

 

Sarah St. Vincent: NSA’s domestic spying program should end

The U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly mothballed a large domestic spying program that the NSA and its allies in Congress fought vigorously to retain just a few years ago.

  • Mar 20th, 2019

 

Jonathan Bernstein: Is Elizabeth Warren right about the Electoral College?

At a CNN town hall in Mississippi on Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for an end to the Electoral College.

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Jason Mercier: Important Title Only bill analysis released

To help inform the public debate, the Washington Policy Center is providing important bill analysis for a couple of the Title Only bills recently released

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Rich Benjamin : Some essential reading for ethically compromised parents

I’ve taught my share of university students who never wanted for anything materially in this world.

  • Mar 19th, 2019

Christine M. Flowers: Tucker Carlson shouldn’t apologize, even in this age of overhyped, PC contrition

Apologies are like diamonds: When they’re authentic, their value is incalculable.

  • Mar 19th, 2019

Leonid Bershidsky: Treat far-right terror as the threat it is

This is not just a moment to grieve the 49 dead in Christchurch. It’s time to review the data and make a conscious policy shift.

  • Mar 16th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Showdown on Inslee’s clean air rule reaches Supreme Court

On March 19, the content of the rule and the breadth of Inslee’s executive authority will be considered by the state Supreme Court.

  • Mar 16th, 2019

Gina Barreca: RICO goes to Yale

We need a new spin-off of “The Sopranos.”

  • Mar 14th, 2019

Robert E. Moffit: How ‘Medicare for all’ bills would worsen the doctor shortage

“Medicare for All” may sound good to some Americans — until they take a closer look at how it would actually work.

  • Mar 14th, 2019

Carl P. Leubsdorf: ‘Nobody cares’ about dangerous deficits

By Carl P. Leubsdorf The Dallas Morning News When Mick Mulvaney was…

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Harold Meyerson: Republicans’ new ‘Red Scare’ tactics ring false

Republicans in 2020 plan to run against Democrats as though they were Stalin or (the pre-Trump) Kim Jong Un.

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Walter Shapiro: With both parties awash in cash, maybe campaign reform isn’t so quixotic

Michael Bloomberg came to the obvious conclusion: Unlimited money cannot buy a presidential nomination in 2020.

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Bonnie Kristian: America’s costly and futile war in Afghanistan drags on

The war is still a costly and futile project that does nothing to serve U.S. interests or move Afghanistan meaningfully toward political reconciliation or peace.

  • Mar 12th, 2019

State rep: Recovery should be on same pedestal as prevention

There’s prevention, until it doesn’t work; then treatment; and, if all goes well, recovery.

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Martin Schram: Emerging truths about a national emergency

We are confronting a national emergency, and we must act. But it’s not our national emergency.

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Marisa Porges: Encourage girls to speak their minds, even if it means interrupting

Women are gaining ground in countless fields. So why are women still lagging behind?

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Clarity that comes from sorrow is hard earned

Death, and the grief that comes with it, have been on my mind lately.

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Karl W. Smith: Trump’s stealthy battle against inequality

Several changes to the personal income tax code were highly progressive — in particular, the cap on state and local tax deductions.

  • Mar 7th, 2019