Opinion

Fatal flaw for Republicans in health care bill

It is hard to escape the feeling that this wild charge will end badly for the Republicans.

  • Sep 21st, 2017

 

Tax bill movement detected, but can these Republicans get something done?

It’s hard to say whether the tax bill has moved forward or backward.

  • Sep 21st, 2017

 

If you won’t pay a living wage, you shouldn’t be in business

I agree: We need more jobs that pay a decent, livable wage. But that is where our agreements end.

  • Sep 20th, 2017

 

GOP oversight seen during Obama years has gone missing

What happened to holding the president to the highest possible standard of ethical scrutiny?

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Equifax messed up, and we have to clean up

The assumption of financial risk and the work it entails is now a constant feature of our society.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Megan McArdle: What’s really being normalized is leftist bad behavior

The process of not normalizing Trump has instead normalized a lot of other things — bad ones.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Cathy O’Neil: What kind of information economy will support healthy democracy?

The internet has been great at connecting us with products, but not at connecting us as a polity.

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Mary C. Curtis: Those who see danger in diversity

Our country has changed, hardened into camps of mistrust, recrimination and blame.

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Jonathan Bernstein: Democrats try to steer clear of GOP’s mistakes

It’s a big mistake to equate Sanders with repeal-and-oh-we’ll-figure-it-out-later Republicans.

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Disasters test and teach us

From Katrina to Sandy to Harvey, our worst storms also have taught us a lot.

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Walter Shapiro: Both parties enduring rocky times

Both parties have long been in trouble, but now circumstance has forced them to look down.

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Sung-Yoon Lee: Tighten the North Korea sanctions; it’s the only way

Kim is ever closer to being able to kill millions of people outside North Korea, not least Americans

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Jonathan Allen: Trump did everyone a favor by working with Dems

Ryan had publicly said their proposal — the obvious solution to all three headaches — was “ridiculous.”

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Karen E. Quiñones Miller: Why I’m boycotting the NFL

This suggested boycott is much more than just supporting an individual.

  • Sep 9th, 2017

Jonathan Bernstein: Specific mistakes led Ryan to the bad spot he’s in now

A series of mistakes starting back in 2011 has left Ryan ill-prepared for governing in 2017.

  • Sep 9th, 2017

Ramesh Ponnuru: Obama did exceed presidential authority on ‘Dreamers’

The president does not have the authority to immunize immigrants from deportation.

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Andres Oppenheimer: Many ‘Dreamers’ are more American than Trump

Trump’s decision not to pardon the “Dreamers” is morally repugnant on many fronts.

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Andrew Malcolm: Why presidential disaster visits matter

Trump has invested a vast amount of time and effort convincing Americans that he is on top of things

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Trump sends out Sessions to do his ‘Dreamers’ dirty work

Sessions could barely contain his glee in announcing that DACA had been “rescinded.”

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Teens constantly connected, increasingly unhappy

Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011.

  • Sep 5th, 2017