Opinion

If Trump wants another shutdown, Republicans won’t stop him

Republicans are already working to lose the next government shutdown.

  • Jan 31st, 2019

On Russell Baker and why you should read the obituaries

With the death of Russell Baker on Jan. 21, America lost one of its great journalists.

  • Jan 31st, 2019

Schultz’s presidential campaign isn’t arrogant; it’s naive

Ten years ago, I wrote a column about Howard Schultz that was, well, not very nice.

  • Jan 30th, 2019

Too early to make predictions about 2020; here are some questions to ask

There is no way to have any real idea at this early date who will be the Democratic nominee, let alone how the electoral votes will likely end up.

  • Jan 30th, 2019

The shutdown horror show was bad, but beware the reruns

The longest government shutdown in our country’s history has ended, at least temporarily.

  • Jan 29th, 2019

Circle of collusion: Assange to Stone to Trump campaign and back

By Noah Feldman Bloomberg News The indictment of Roger Stone, who was…

  • Jan 26th, 2019

Workers ended the shutdown. Let’s give them the power to do it even sooner next time

By Jon Healey Los Angeles Times Friday morning at LaGuardia Airport in…

  • Jan 26th, 2019

Commentary: A way to fight the electoral college

By Joseph J. Ellis Los Angeles Times The electoral college was an…

  • Jan 24th, 2019

Commentary: Clampdown on opioids is hurting pain patients

By Kate M. Nicholson Los Angeles Times In the summer of 1994,…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019

I’ve mediated my share of disputes. Here’s how to end the shutdown

By Joshua M. Javits CQ-Roll Call Take it from a professional mediator:…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the revenge of the millennials

By Karl W. Smith Bloomberg News Almost every major new economic initiative…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Gillette commercial backlash proves men need more hugs

By Shannon Green Orlando Sentinel Gillette made a commercial asking men to…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

If it quacks like an income tax, it’s an income tax

By Jason Mercier Trust me, I’m as tired talking about why a…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

Are we doing our enemies’ work for them?

If America’s enemies wanted to see this country decline, how would they go about it?

  • Jan 19th, 2019

Gov. Jay and President Inslee heard in the same speech

“Washington’s Unwritten Chapter” was the title of the State of the State address Tuesday.

  • Jan 19th, 2019

Pelosi knows how to play chicken; Trump doesn’t

There’s little question that the speaker knows how to negotiate — and how to fight.

  • Jan 17th, 2019

We need to keep the FBI out of politics

The American people have a right to know if their president is a Russian agent.

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Congress ignored its election duties for years. That ends now

Dems will clearly seek to move on pent-up priorities. For their first act out of the gate, they rolled several into one.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Jay Inslee’s climate change gambit

In what could be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the office of president, Jay Inslee is seeking to set himself apart.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Taxpayers will be on the hook for millions of government work hours that no one actually worked

The U.S. Senate voted last week to grant back pay for furloughed federal workers.

  • Jan 16th, 2019