Opinion

Half-measure gun control gestures come up empty

Banning bump stocks is probably a good idea, but we shouldn’t be overly excited by any proposal to abolish them.

  • Oct 10th, 2017

A Trumped-up drone program

CIA control of the program means the strikes will remain covert.

  • Oct 7th, 2017

Trump’s right: Nuke deals are for suckers

He understands what Tehran and Pyongyang leaders already know.

  • Oct 7th, 2017

Budget, Hirst fix must take priority in Olympia

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences are far less theoretical these days.

  • Oct 5th, 2017

Raw emotionalism does not change votes in Congress

The political impasse over any form of gun regulation is unsustainable.

  • Oct 5th, 2017

More shootings, no difference in D.C.

The chances of Congress addressing mass shootings in America: zero.

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Tax reform framework is a start, but more is needed

The debate has rightly focused on the implications for the middle class, the rich and the deficit.

  • Oct 4th, 2017

As a longtime gun owner, I wonder what to say

I am a lawful gun owner and I am as sickened as you, maybe more.

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Nikki Sixx offers opioid plan for the president

Heroin nearly killed me. For two minutes in 1987, I was pronounced clinically dead from an overdose.

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

The GOP’s message on guns: It’s not our problem, it’s God’s

The House of Representatives will soon pass a bill that would make mass shootings easier.

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Atlantic salmon — go home!

By Fawn Sharp President, Quinault Indian Nation

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Republicans have tough choices for tax reform

Republicans will have to contend with four political problems, some of which are substantive problems.

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Albert R. Hunt: Campaign finance reformers ready for battle with Trump

The focus is on campaign finance reforms, expanded voting rights and stronger ethics rules.

  • Sep 28th, 2017

Francis Wilkinson: Trump’s border wall and the high cost of bad faith

Trump surely didn’t care about the operational particulars when he proposed a wall along the border.

  • Sep 28th, 2017

Albert R. Hunt: Inflaming racial tensions is exactly what Trump is trying to do

Donald Trump’s ongoing fight with professional athletes has one purpose: to inflame racial tensions.

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Mark Davis: NFL players should respect nation that has blessed them

These athletes choose to vent their frustrations through derision of the nation and its symbols.

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Fatal flaw for Republicans in health care bill

It is hard to escape the feeling that this wild charge will end badly for the Republicans.

  • Sep 21st, 2017

Tax bill movement detected, but can these Republicans get something done?

It’s hard to say whether the tax bill has moved forward or backward.

  • Sep 21st, 2017

GOP oversight seen during Obama years has gone missing

What happened to holding the president to the highest possible standard of ethical scrutiny?

  • Sep 20th, 2017

If you won’t pay a living wage, you shouldn’t be in business

I agree: We need more jobs that pay a decent, livable wage. But that is where our agreements end.

  • Sep 20th, 2017