Opinion

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Uncertain times for US, allies

Seventy-five years ago, thousands of American and allied sailors, soldiers and aviators began the decisive campaign to end Nazi control of Europe.

  • Jun 6th, 2019

Douglas Perry: Despite poor ratings, Trump will be re-elected

President Donald Trump has never been able to reach a 50% job-approval rating in mainstream opinion surveys.

  • Jun 6th, 2019

Jay Ambrose: Trump defenders are not bad people

John Pavlovitz is a liberal, widely read Christian pastor who has composed an internet article saying good people don’t defend a bad man.

  • Jun 6th, 2019

Virginia Heffernan: Justin Amash’s town hall revealed the cure for right-wing lunacy: right-wing common sense

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who advocates the impeachment of President Trump, held a rousing town hall in his home district last Tuesday.

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Will Bunch: Mitch McConnell’s democracy-crushing smirk is why just getting rid of Trump isn’t enough

So this is how liberty dies — with a hideous, utterly shameless smirk on the face of arguably the most cynical political leader in American history.

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Aaron Klein: Bill Clinton cut infrastructure deals while under investigation. Why can’t Trump?

In the summer of 1998, Clinton worked across the aisle with then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich to enact major infrastructure legislation.

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Slow revolving door for lawmakers-turned-lobbyists

The resignation of Guy Palumbo from the state Senate gives progressive Democratic lawmakers a clearer path to a capital gains tax.

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Maureen McCue: We must prevent war with Iran

I am deeply troubled by the intemperate rhetoric about Iran coming from Washington, D.C.

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Rick Anderson: You live in a place that can take a bow

By Rick Anderson On a dark and stormy night last January, I…

  • May 30th, 2019

Danny Tyree: How will your family mark D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

Historical and cultural milestones are flying past us almost as fast as machine-gun bullets, but I hope we can slow down long enough to savor the significance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

  • May 28th, 2019

Guest editorial: Safety paramount as rail expands in Washington

Federal investigators last week detailed a shocking series of failures that contributed to the fatal 2017 crash of an Amtrak train in DuPont.

  • May 28th, 2019

The Olympian: Homelessness is ugly — but some of our views about this problem are ugly, too

It’s not surprising to see, on a Facebook post, the line “I shouldn’t have to look at that.” But that line was about more than garbage, makeshift tents, or worn-out clothes. It was about people.

  • May 27th, 2019

Kiki Monifa: Memorial Day complicated for transgender vet

When she was a child, Veronika Fimbres recalls observing Memorial Day with reverence, flags and parades.

  • May 27th, 2019

Jim Daly: Did you know?

The day I began to work on this article for Memorial Day,…

  • May 27th, 2019

Ariel Procaccia: To beat gerrymandering, do the math

Gerrymandering is one of those topics that makes U.S. Supreme Court justices squirm.

  • May 23rd, 2019

Doyle McManus: Joe Biden’s pitch: Make America normal again

Biden has surged to the top of the Democratic field with a well-designed message and an uncharacteristically disciplined campaign.

  • May 23rd, 2019

Trudy Rubin: Dems should monitor the immigration firestorm in Italy

It’s hard not to feel that Salvini’s success holds important lessons for the Democratic Party, which needs a better strategy to counter Donald Trump’s manipulation of the immigration issue in the 2020 campaign.

  • May 22nd, 2019

Walter Shapiro: What Justin Amash can teach Nancy Pelosi

At worst, Justin Amash will be the answer to a trivia question about which House member bucked a president of his own party to call for impeachment.

  • May 22nd, 2019

John M. Crisp: Who gets to decide about going to war with Iran?

Peace hangs by a thinner thread than usual in the Middle East, and the Trump administration is granting other factions significant control over what happens next.

  • May 21st, 2019

Lionel Laurent: France’s Macron takes a closer look at Facebook

The “Christchurch Call” is the start of a long process that will need to balance all sorts of issues — from freedom of speech to privacy.

  • May 21st, 2019