The White House says socialism is a threat. It’s right

Who would have thought that an attack on socialism would be so controversial?

  • Oct 25th, 2018

Reduce China trade deficit by exporting more, not piling on more tariffs

The Trump administration’s anti-trade actions, intended to radically shake up world trade, may be having unintended consequences.

  • Oct 24th, 2018

Are Beijing and Washington headed toward a new Cold War?

The president has imposed an escalating series of trade tariffs on Beijing, which has reciprocated against U.S. exports.

  • Oct 23rd, 2018

McConnell says it out loud: Republicans are gunning for Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare

Is Sen. Mitch McConnell deliberately trying to throw the election to the Democrats?

  • Oct 23rd, 2018

A booming economy won’t make next state budget less taxing

Inslee says Washington’s super-charged economy is not generating enough revenue to cover the demand for services from the state’s growing population.

  • Oct 20th, 2018

Can we blame these hurricanes on climate change? Not so fast

It’s true that many climatologists are projecting gloom and doom. But they’re not all relying on the same forecast.

  • Oct 18th, 2018

Who will hold Saudi feet to the fire? Not Trump, apparently

Instead, the administration looking to give them an off-ramp, a route to escape responsibility.

  • Oct 18th, 2018

Donald Trump goes low, and Elizabeth Warren joins him

On Monday, I lost a great deal of respect for Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • Oct 17th, 2018

If Mattis goes, Trump will miss him

In another era, being called a Democrat by a Republican president would be worth its weight in Sunday talk-show invitations. In Trump’s Washington, the remark is the kiss of death.

  • Oct 17th, 2018

Beto O’Rourke’s run matters even if he loses

O’Rourke’s extraordinary political success is all the more poignant because it comes after a wave of public polls registering that he is on course to lose in November.

  • Oct 16th, 2018

The flaws and falsehoods in Trump’s health care argument

Trump chose to attack Democrats by spinning a string of misrepresentations and falsehoods.

  • Oct 16th, 2018

Civility is still the best policy for Democrats

By Noah Feldman Bloomberg News The consensus on civility emerging from Democratic…

  • Oct 12th, 2018

It’s the wrong time for a Facebook surveillance device

Facebook knows its audience — or at least it has a lot of information about it. But I think Facebook is still misreading the mood.

  • Oct 11th, 2018

‘America first’ will likely fizzle fast as millennials rise

In time, this period may be recognized more as the high-water mark of a short-lived turn toward quasi-isolationism.

  • Oct 10th, 2018

The world faces catastrophe without drastic action on global warming. Do we have the will to fix it?

Without near-immediate action, the world will fail to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

  • Oct 10th, 2018

Our call to duty: Cast an informed vote

There is no greater power in our democracy than the voice of “we the people,” and no greater duty or obligation for each citizen than to be an informed voter.

  • Oct 9th, 2018

Why baby boomers should vote like their kids

Many of us have health care plans, pensions, savings, Social Security and Medicare. Our kids are likely to have none of that.

  • Oct 9th, 2018

Can’t see why conservatives are mad over treatment of Kavanaugh? Imagine it this way

By Cynthia M. Allen Fort Worth Star-Telegram One of the first casualties…

  • Oct 6th, 2018

Trump thumbs nose at Constitution, Americans

By Sen. Richard Blumenthal For The Hartford Courant No president is above…

  • Oct 6th, 2018

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials, including the governor

Voters established the commission in 1987 to stop politicians from deciding their own pay.

  • Oct 5th, 2018