Opinion

46 million voted in primaries this year. That’s not enough

The bad news, is that while primary turnout was up from 2014, it is still not very high.

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Welcome to the post-American jungle

Until Trump’s critics understand the popular appeal and deep roots of his contempt, it will be hard to restore an unraveling international system.

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Will the age of iPhones change bad behavior?

Regardless of whom you believe, there are many lessons to be learned from the brouhaha.

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

With Kavanaugh confirmation battle, the Supreme Court’s legitimacy is in question

There is something different about this confirmation battle, and it makes me worry about the toll it will take on the Supreme Court.

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Albert R. Hunt: Latino voters are making the Democrats sweat

By Albert R. Hunt Bloomberg News Democrats see their fortunes rising with…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

Kavanaugh confirmation won’t affect Supreme Court’s legitimacy

By Cass Sunstein Bloomberg News These are not the best of times…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

Either Kavanaugh goes down or the Republicans do

Women of all political persuasions — and a hell of a lot of men — will be remembering this hearing when they go to the polls in 2018 and 2020.

  • Sep 29th, 2018

He’s not on the ballot, but Inslee is campaigning like it

By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald Gov. Jay Inslee’s name isn’t on the…

  • Sep 29th, 2018

Beto O’Rourke, the Reaganesque anti-Trump

O’Rourke is a unifying force. He’s charitable to political opponents.

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Bill Cosby’s sentencing is both a triumph and a tragedy

It’s a tragedy for those among us who once admired Cosby and all that he represented. He really had us duped.

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Distillery bill is only fair

It is time for Congress to repeal an antiquated 19th-century law that prohibits distilleries on tribal land.

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Belief now outweighs truth in the Kavanaugh hearings

Real witch hunts aren’t about evidence, but rather belief.

  • Sep 26th, 2018

Social infrastructure can help save us from the ravages of climate change

Social infrastructure is just as concrete and vital as the roads and pipes and cables that deliver power, water and transportation.

  • Sep 26th, 2018

4 reasons declaring peace on the Korean peninsula is a bad idea

President Donald Trump appears eager to declare that peace has come to the Korean peninsula.

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Reporters used to bury the dark secrets of powerful men. Not anymore. That’s not always a good thing

Candor is uncommon on the campaign trail these days, given the current crop of carefully coached, always-on-message pols.

  • Sep 25th, 2018

America and the Blowback Rule

The Blowback Rule leaves us to deal with unintended consequences of our legacy of intervention.

  • Sep 22nd, 2018

Puerto Rico: A tale of two hurricanes

The 120-year epic tragedy of Puerto Rico can be told as a tale of two hurricanes.

  • Sep 22nd, 2018

Attacking both Kavanaugh and the republic

It’s another sad summation of this nation’s political state.

  • Sep 20th, 2018

What we could learn from the Brett Kavanaugh situation

So what do you make of the Brett Kavanaugh situation?

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Race, conscience and empathy in the Kaepernick episode

It’s instructive to consider the Colin Kaepernick episode from his point of view.

  • Sep 19th, 2018