Americans should be free to buy vehicles that meet their needs

The reason there are different types of cars — and trucks and SUVs and everything in between — is that people have different needs.

  • Dec 28th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on derailment

In the wake of the deadly train derailment Dec. 18 between Tacoma and Olympia, some perspective is coming into focus.

  • Dec 28th, 2017

Obama’s ‘pollution-free society’ is needed to combat climate change

Big Auto and Big Oil killed the electric car once. They won’t be permitted to do so again.

  • Dec 28th, 2017

Liberal institutions will be better for this season of purges

Everywhere, institutions that liberals rely on are drowning beneath a progressive wave of #metoo.

  • Dec 27th, 2017

Trump’s great power has its limits

Our 18th century Constitution causes confusion in the 21st by granting the president great power, but also demanding great accountability.

  • Dec 27th, 2017

Merry Christmas in the age of Trump

By John M. Crisp Tribune News Service Merry Christmas! I say the…

  • Dec 26th, 2017

‘Happy Holidays’ captures the true spirit of Christmas

As Christians, we are so accustomed to being the sole center of attention, it can feel like an attack when others are invited on stage to soak up a bit of the spotlight, too.

  • Dec 26th, 2017

Love is all you need

We celebrate Christmas recognizing that there is, indeed, hope for a world in which disharmony all too often seizes the majority of our attention.

  • Dec 26th, 2017

Seven words you can’t say? Just watch me

Maybe it’s because my day job is as an English professor, but I don’t like when words are shredded, dismembered or mauled.

  • Dec 20th, 2017

Trump’s national security plan: Iran threat is the sneaker issue for 2018

The militant regime in Iran has quietly established a major land force in Syria, effectively threatening the existence of Israel.

  • Dec 20th, 2017

Pence visits Jerusalem at Christmas, but brings no peace

Pence has canceled his planned visit to the Church of the Nativity (the governor of the Bethlehem told him he’d be unwelcome).

  • Dec 19th, 2017

What’s missing from the GOP tax bill?

The tax bill doesn’t expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, part of the tax code that supplements the income of low-wage workers.

  • Dec 19th, 2017

County leaders prepared to sue state over unfunded mandates

The Washington State Association of Counties is amassing $400,000 to use for this effort in 2018.

  • Dec 16th, 2017

Trump has jolted us into fresh thought and action

Donald Trump’s first year in office seems to have been marked, above all, by his verbal incontinence.

  • Dec 16th, 2017

Time for GOP to take a stand against Bannon

The man is all about offering up toxic candidates that might win primaries with a plurality of votes but lose in the general election.

  • Dec 15th, 2017

Sandy Hook police chief: From grief, doing good

The admirable determination of the victims’ families to turn unfathomable tragedy into good must be honored.

  • Dec 14th, 2017

What will it take to put sensible limits on guns?

This bit of sham is the National Rifle Association’s attempt to nationalize concealed carry.

  • Dec 14th, 2017

Democrats ditch accused harassers while GOP does nothing

You can only spin deceitful talking points for so long before truth slams right back at you.

  • Dec 13th, 2017

Trump’s accusers are back — and this time, they’re demanding Congress do something

Maybe, in this moment of #MeToo, they will finally be heard.

  • Dec 13th, 2017

Fed up with Democrats and Republicans? Here’s a third option

Even though Democrats in the state are the ones railing against the agenda of President Trump, they slightly trail their GOP neighbors in being fed up with the two-party system.

  • Dec 12th, 2017