Trump: Winning at home, winning on the road

You have to credit Bill Maher for his apt description of the Donald Trump presidency: a slow-motion coup.

  • Jun 19th, 2018


A bill to deal with DACA would halve legal immigration

Ever since Trump set in motion the gradual termination of DACA, Congress has been stalled on solving the situation of these 700,000 so-called Dreamers.

  • Jun 19th, 2018


Verdict on Singapore: Better real estate deals than bombing runs

About the only certainty is that if the deal blows up, Trump would find a way to blame it on bone spurs or Barack Obama.

  • Jun 14th, 2018


Trump, North Korea and positive possibilities

Quit trying to make Trump out to have handled this so badly when there were three predecessors who put us in this fix in the first place.

  • Jun 14th, 2018

Why are college costs so opaque?

Colleges make this much harder than it needs to be.

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Trump’s approach to Kim is amoral — and it may work

Trump reduces all the moral issues that exist in global politics to the ethos of a celebrity gathering.

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Commentary: Got a pre-existing condition? The Trump administration wants insurers to deny you coverage

By Jon Healey Los Angeles Times In its latest effort to undermine…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

Loss of the museum presents a historic opportunity

There hasn’t been enough time to even take inventory of the history…

  • Jun 11th, 2018

Food waste is destroying the planet. Doing something about it starts at home

Worldwide, a third of food is lost or thrown away each year, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization.

  • Jun 7th, 2018

When it comes to Bill Clinton, Democrats are no better than Republicans

It’s no wonder Clinton seems to have learned little from his past indiscretion.

  • Jun 7th, 2018

Will this president defy the law?

Until President Donald Trump’s lawyers made their claim that he enjoys unfettered presidential authority, the most sweeping such contention had come from the only president ever forced to resign.

  • Jun 6th, 2018

From Starbucks to the White House? Slow down, Howard Schultz!

Let’s take a beat, Mr. Schultz, and think this through.

  • Jun 6th, 2018

My brother, the opioid epidemic and the pills I gave him for his final birthday

By Jerry Davich Post-Tribune The last birthday gift I gave my brother…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

What happened to Roseanne and Kaepernick has zero to do with First Amendment rights

By Karin Klein The Sacramento Bee This era of political discontent has…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

Trump’s pardons undermine rule of law

Is Donald Trump abusing his power of the pardon?

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

Media, lawmakers search for peace on public records

OLYMPIA — A bunch of folks at the William D. Ruckelshaus Center…

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

Name-calling other women makes Samantha Bee the other C-word: classless

I used to watch Samantha Bee because her manic sort of mean-girl humor appealed to me. But after this week’s show, I won’t be watching her ever again.

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

How I would have made my 40s a happier decade of my life

I often wish I could go back and warn the pre-40 me of what was coming.

  • May 31st, 2018

Am I on the TSA’s secret watch list?

The TSA’s official definition of troublemaking goes well beyond punching its officers.

  • May 31st, 2018

A shameful saga of U.S. callousness toward Iraqis who helped our soldiers

By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer A year ago I wrote a…

  • May 28th, 2018