Opinion

Guest Editorial: Columbia River Treaty complex — but worth it

In PNW history, the catastrophic Columbia River flooding of 1948 looms as large as the 1962 Columbus Day Storm or the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Noah Smith: Capitalism needs reform, not revolution

When even leading economists are questioning the very idea of capitalism, you know the system is in trouble.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Are you proud of your country?

A Veteran’s View By Jim Daly With all the news lately, there…

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Guest Editorial: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for Gov. Inslee’s presidential campaign security

The proposed $4 million increase for Inslee’s security detail might look insignificant. It is not.

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman: Trump’s executive order on college free speech is unconstitutional

What makes the executive order so disturbing is that it doesn’t set clear guidelines for what colleges and universities need to do to comply

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Jay Ambrose: Witch-hunter found no witch, but Democrats still see one

The witch-hunt found no witch.

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Chrishelle Palay: Fairness after the flood

By Chrishelle Palay Tribune News Service As the floodwaters slowly recede, people…

  • Mar 27th, 2019

Jon Healey: The Trump approach to health care: Break it and figure out the rest later

By Jon Healey Los Angeles Times While the frenzy in Washington, D.C.,…

  • Mar 27th, 2019

John Yoo and James Phillips: Expanding the Supreme Court is still a bad idea

“Medicare for all” and the Green New Deal aren’t the worst ideas being floated by the growing band of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

  • Mar 26th, 2019

Jon Healey: No, the Mueller investigation wasn’t a waste — and it definitely wasn’t a hoax

The smoke being blown by both sides about the now concluded Mueller probe is overwhelming, but there are a few points that cannot be lost.

  • Mar 26th, 2019

Hits and Misses

We’re starting a new Opinion page feature today called Hits & Misses.…

  • Mar 23rd, 2019

What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages.

  • Mar 23rd, 2019

E.R. Shipp: Donald Trump is the brand ambassador for white supremacists

The killer this time reminds us that hate in its most toxic forms is deeply rooted, rampant and transglobal.

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Steve Lopez: Veterans to Trump: Enough already with the attacks on late Sen. John McCain

Even veterans who support the president told me they can’t understand why he would speak with such contempt about McCain.

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Jason Mercier: Important Title Only bill analysis released

To help inform the public debate, the Washington Policy Center is providing important bill analysis for a couple of the Title Only bills recently released

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Jonathan Bernstein: Is Elizabeth Warren right about the Electoral College?

At a CNN town hall in Mississippi on Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for an end to the Electoral College.

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Sarah St. Vincent: NSA’s domestic spying program should end

The U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly mothballed a large domestic spying program that the NSA and its allies in Congress fought vigorously to retain just a few years ago.

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Christine M. Flowers: Tucker Carlson shouldn’t apologize, even in this age of overhyped, PC contrition

Apologies are like diamonds: When they’re authentic, their value is incalculable.

  • Mar 19th, 2019

Rich Benjamin : Some essential reading for ethically compromised parents

I’ve taught my share of university students who never wanted for anything materially in this world.

  • Mar 19th, 2019