Opinion

How Trump will try to use the State of the Union — and who will benefit

When President Donald Trump gives the State of the Union on Tuesday night, the citizens of a divided America will hear two different speeches.

  • Jan 30th, 2018

Navigating the perils and pleasures of conversation

It’s hard to pay attention when people are talking, even if we’re the ones doing it.

  • Jan 27th, 2018

CON: Renewables aren’t up to the job; we need to tap the world’s vast fossil fuel resources

DALLAS — Last March, President Donald Trump issued an executive order “promoting…

  • Jan 25th, 2018

PRO: Electric, wind and solar already are paving the way for a renewable energy future

TAMPA, Fla. — As U.S. metropolises rapidly grow into super-cities, fossil-fuel dependent…

  • Jan 25th, 2018

Why it’s so exhausting to be a Trump defender

Every time apologists think they’ve knocked down some embarrassing revelation related to the Justice Department probe of Russian election meddling, something new seems to pop up.

  • Jan 25th, 2018

Can women who oppose abortion be feminists?

Rachel Lamb was an enthusiastic participant in both the feminist-themed Dallas Women’s March and the annual anti-abortion March for Life.

  • Jan 25th, 2018

Can Steve Bannon claim executive privilege? Absolutely not

This administration will find no more refuge in claims of executive privilege than the Nixon administration did in the summer of 1974.

  • Jan 23rd, 2018

Now more than ever, Medicare needs its public trustees

Lost in Washington’s political cacophony is the alarming erosion of the financial foundations of Social Security and Medicare.

  • Jan 23rd, 2018

A look at Trump’s approval ratings one year into his term

Outside of the few days he moved ahead of Clinton, he was in last place among the elected presidents all through the year.

  • Jan 20th, 2018

Should we consider New Deal-type work camps for the needy?

There is a way forward: workers’ camps. Yes, that sounds politically incorrect, somehow, but stay with me.

  • Jan 20th, 2018

Can conservatism survive another year of Trump?

Somehow, the nation survived the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • Jan 18th, 2018

Democrats aiming for big November win — just like in 2016

So far, a record 31 Republicans are quitting the House. That’s 13 percent of the entire caucus — and it’s only January.

  • Jan 18th, 2018

Prepare for nuke attack before it becomes real

The need for preparedness has returned to the forefront during a new age of international tension.

  • Jan 17th, 2018

Trump’s assertive policies rally Iranian support for the Ayatollahs

From the beginning, relations between Trump’s administration and Iran were plagued with suspicion.

  • Jan 17th, 2018

Trump’s stance gives hope to an Iranian majority that longs for freedom

True, the protests were neither caused by nor about America, but that does not mean Washington should be silent.

  • Jan 17th, 2018

America should accept immigrants from Haiti, and here’s why

Allow me to answer Trump’s question.

  • Jan 16th, 2018

We can use the ocean without using it all up

The reigning principle under Trump is to put short-term economic gains way ahead of the environment.

  • Jan 16th, 2018

Reality: President Trump is a damn racist

Commentary

  • Jan 13th, 2018

Jeff Sessions used to be a champion of states’ rights. Then California legalized weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the federal government will prosecute possession…

  • Jan 11th, 2018