Rekha Basu: Stop rejecting science in favor of superstition and snake oil

Measles was eradicated 19 years ago in the U.S. — yet Rockland County, New York, and parts of Brooklyn are under states of emergency because of measles outbreaks.

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Michael Hiltzik: The truth about US taxes is that they aren’t high enough

By Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times Monday being tax day, it’s only…

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Rachel Marsden: Notre Dame fire rocks Paris amid unrest

Notre Dame is much more than just a church; it’s the epicenter of the history and identity of France, and never more critical as a symbol than right now.

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Martin Schram: Yet another Washington reform made our mess worse

The mess in Washington got stereophonically worse Wednesday, as the sounds of the capital city’s Tweeter and Woofer reverberated through the corridors of power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Apr 16th, 2019

Noah Smith: Republicans turn away from experts and economics

Recent events show a Republican party — and a conservative movement — that is slowly abandoning the economics profession.

  • Apr 16th, 2019

Christine M. Flowers: Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation will only make Trump’s immigration policy worse

I regularly find myself on the edge of two opposing tectonic plates, just waiting for the earthquake to happen.

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Jonathan Bernstein: You say democracy, I say republic

The truth is actually simple: For all practical purposes, and in most contexts, “republic” and “democracy” are synonyms.

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

At nearly noon, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up beach chair in the chilly shade of the state Capitol dome.

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Doyle McManus: It’s time for Democrats to say what they’d do to solve asylum

One of the 18 declared presidential candidates needs to show what he or she would do to solve the problem. Only one has.

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Newsday: Purdue Pharma pushed deadly opioids for profit — and the FDA did nothing

The combination of pharmaceutical companies willing to do everything to increase sales, and a regulatory agency unwilling to stop them and protect the nation, has cropped up regularly.

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Kelly O’Connor: The real shame of the opioid crisis: Purdue Pharma

My little sister, Jenny, didn’t have a funeral. Her estranged, drug-dealer husband…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen and the high cost of amoral servitude

Dick Polman: Kirstjen Nielsen and the high cost of amoral servitude

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Learn more about tissue donation and help save lives

When people are asked about registering to donate, they often think of…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Noah Smith: Dumping capitalism won’t save the planet

It has become fashionable on social media and in certain publications to argue that capitalism is killing the planet.

  • Apr 9th, 2019

Ramesh Ponnuru: Pro-lifers have momentum, but they need to move gradually

For roughly 25 years, the movement against abortion has been predominantly incrementalist.

  • Apr 9th, 2019

By Steve Tharinger: Let’s tax extraordinary wealth instead of work

By Steve Tharinger For decades, working families and the middle class have…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Dave Gauger: Bigotry left untreated metastasizes into violence

By Dave Gauger So here we are comfortably snug as a bug…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Hits Misses

Hits The Hoquiam Police Department lost a cop’s cop sort of guy…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Noah Smith: Wall Street puts the squeeze on the housing market

President George W. Bush pledged to make the U.S. an “ownership society” and tried to promote homeownership via tax credits, assistance with down payments and a variety of other programs.

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Adam Schiff: At 70, NATO remains a crucial alliance. So why does Trump keep attacking it?

Today the alliance faces worrisome challenges.

  • Apr 3rd, 2019