Opinion

DNR needs to balance habitat protection and trust duties

A growing number of Washingtonians realize that “locking up” public timberland isn’t good policy.

  • Dec 8th, 2018

 

Longshot bid: Inslee is saddling up for a presidential run

Can a little-known thoroughbred from the Pacific Northwest capture the 2020 derby of Democratic presidential candidates?

  • Dec 8th, 2018

 

From Bush’s lips to our ears: To heck with campaign promises

There are two kinds of politicians in Washington when it’s all said and done

  • Dec 6th, 2018

 

China-US drug deal is a palliative, not a cure

More than half of U.S. deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids over the past two decades happened since Beijing banned exports of the drug.

  • Dec 5th, 2018

Infectious diseases will spread as temperatures rise

A new report makes it clear that warming poses a diversity of risks for human health.

  • Dec 5th, 2018

Will an ‘outspent’ GOP now embrace campaign finance reform? (Don’t count on it)

You may not have noticed this, but since last month’s midterm elections…

  • Dec 5th, 2018

Trump deserves some credit for a truce with China

Just because the U.S. and China have agreed to call a truce in their trade war doesn’t mean it’s over.

  • Dec 4th, 2018

Saudi women activists jailed and tortured. Still, Trump supports Mohammed bin Salman

President Trump is eagerly trying to aid the prince, disputing the CIA’s conclusion.

  • Dec 4th, 2018

Red Christmas trees? Oh, the horror

Most people on the left tell you they love immigrants, but apparently not when it comes to a charming, sincere, caring woman whose accent gives her away.

  • Dec 1st, 2018

Skipping background checks for the people hired to care for detained migrant kids? What could go wrong?

The agency failed to conduct sufficient background checks, including whether staff members have a history of child abuse or neglect.

  • Dec 1st, 2018

Pardoning Manafort would be unambiguous grounds for impeachment. Take it off the table, Mr. President

This is an alarming escalation in his efforts to undermine Mueller’s probe and, more generally, the rule of law.

  • Dec 1st, 2018

If you want to see what failed U.S. immigration policy looks like, visit Tijuana

The invaders awoke in Tijuana slowly and fitfully Monday morning, amid coughs and soft murmurs and the voices of excitable children.

  • Nov 29th, 2018

This is not your father’s Congress

As the freshman members who will be part of the 116th Congress orient to Capitol Hill this month, there are things that have changed about the job, and things that have not.

  • Nov 29th, 2018

America is poorer than it thinks

Currently there are two basic ways to define poverty. To get a better measure of who needs help (and a better sense of how to provide it), society needs a third definition.

  • Nov 28th, 2018

John Roberts’ brushback pitch at Trump comes with a big asterisk

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. deserves credit for pushing back — judiciously — against President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the federal judiciary.

  • Nov 28th, 2018

Young people want our democracy to change; politicians should listen

Elected officials headed to Capitol Hill and statehouses can learn plenty from the students I recently was privileged to speak with on four college campuses.

  • Nov 27th, 2018

Finland takes climate change seriously. We don’t rake our forests

The absurdity of Trump’s comment, not to mention his willful blindness to California’s trauma, drew immediate ridicule.

  • Nov 27th, 2018

My Malibu house made it through the fire; I nearly didn’t

In my Malibu Park neighborhood, hundreds of homes were destroyed. Mine is one of the few left standing.

  • Nov 24th, 2018

Quitting Facebook: isolating, yet oddly freeing

I decided that using Facebook might have been adding to my re-emerging feelings of depression.

  • Nov 22nd, 2018

Giving thanks as a Native American

Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 22nd, 2018