Opinion

Jonathan Bernstein: Nixon got pushed out by Republicans. Trump might, too

The confrontation between Donald Trump and the House of Representatives — in…

  • May 2nd, 2019

Leon Aron: There’s a bigger Russian threat than meddling: Vladimir Putin is acting like he wants war

By Leon Aron Los Angeles Times Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S.…

  • May 1st, 2019

John M. Crisp: Every American should read the Mueller report

Robert Mueller’s report landed with an anticlimactic thud. It seems to have…

  • Apr 30th, 2019

Jon Healey: The Trump economy powers on

Even President Donald Trump can’t seem to stop the Trump economy from…

  • Apr 30th, 2019

A clean fuel standard means new jobs and cleaner air in our state

Washington state is missing out on a multibillion dollar market1 of low-cost,…

  • Apr 27th, 2019

Home at the beach, it’s finally time for this editor to retire

Reflections on the people, the lives, the memories behind the stories

Angela Stuesse: Vengeance drives Trump immigration policy

High-profile organizers and movement leaders have been detained and deported in New York, Colorado and Washington.

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Jay Ambrose: The Elizabeth Warren threat

It’s maybe not evidence motivating her. The thing is, she has not been getting a lot of attention, donations or support in the polls.

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Michael Hiltzik: Surprise: Social Security has gotten healthier

The crux of the conservative attack on Social Security in recent years has been the claim that the program is on an unbroken path to insolvency.

  • Apr 24th, 2019

Tyler Cowen: Trump’s next choice for the Fed should be … boring

Now that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a post as a governor of the Federal Reserve, the question arises: Who will President Donald Trump nominate next?

  • Apr 24th, 2019

Dom Giordano: Not a level playing field

We are living in a time when female athletes are setting records and pushing one another to high achievement.

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Seeking compromise on data privacy, Dems found controversy

One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative…

  • Apr 20th, 2019

Ramesh Ponnuru: Portrait of an untrustworthy presidency

President Donald Trump was worried about the wrong thing.

  • Apr 20th, 2019

Jonah Goldberg: Owning the libs is Trump’s raison d’etre

“Owning the libs” is one of those phrases to have emerged over the last few years that vacillates between earnestness and irony.

  • Apr 18th, 2019

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