Opinion

Jerry Cornfield: Showdown on Inslee’s clean air rule reaches Supreme Court

On March 19, the content of the rule and the breadth of Inslee’s executive authority will be considered by the state Supreme Court.

  • Mar 16th, 2019

Leonid Bershidsky: Treat far-right terror as the threat it is

This is not just a moment to grieve the 49 dead in Christchurch. It’s time to review the data and make a conscious policy shift.

  • Mar 16th, 2019

Gina Barreca: RICO goes to Yale

We need a new spin-off of “The Sopranos.”

  • Mar 14th, 2019

Robert E. Moffit: How ‘Medicare for all’ bills would worsen the doctor shortage

“Medicare for All” may sound good to some Americans — until they take a closer look at how it would actually work.

  • Mar 14th, 2019

Carl P. Leubsdorf: ‘Nobody cares’ about dangerous deficits

By Carl P. Leubsdorf The Dallas Morning News When Mick Mulvaney was…

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Harold Meyerson: Republicans’ new ‘Red Scare’ tactics ring false

Republicans in 2020 plan to run against Democrats as though they were Stalin or (the pre-Trump) Kim Jong Un.

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Bonnie Kristian: America’s costly and futile war in Afghanistan drags on

The war is still a costly and futile project that does nothing to serve U.S. interests or move Afghanistan meaningfully toward political reconciliation or peace.

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Walter Shapiro: With both parties awash in cash, maybe campaign reform isn’t so quixotic

Michael Bloomberg came to the obvious conclusion: Unlimited money cannot buy a presidential nomination in 2020.

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Marisa Porges: Encourage girls to speak their minds, even if it means interrupting

Women are gaining ground in countless fields. So why are women still lagging behind?

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Martin Schram: Emerging truths about a national emergency

We are confronting a national emergency, and we must act. But it’s not our national emergency.

  • Mar 9th, 2019

State rep: Recovery should be on same pedestal as prevention

There’s prevention, until it doesn’t work; then treatment; and, if all goes well, recovery.

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Clarity that comes from sorrow is hard earned

Death, and the grief that comes with it, have been on my mind lately.

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Erwin Chemerinsky: Justice Thomas’ two attacks on basic freedoms

Clarence Thomas has written alarming opinions that call into question fundamental constitutional protections.

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Karl W. Smith: Trump’s stealthy battle against inequality

Several changes to the personal income tax code were highly progressive — in particular, the cap on state and local tax deductions.

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Erin Aubry Kaplan: The untold story: How white folks own their racism

My problem is that the film told the white story insufficiently.

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Michael Hiltzik: Trump’s trade war is politically motivated, yet hurts consumers and GOP voters, study shows

In a newly released study draft, a team of economists find that U.S. consumers have paid the entire price for Trump’s tariffs.

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan: Politicians aren’t asking the real question about the student loan crisis

The latest student debt figures are out, and they’re not pretty.

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Thomas R. Pickering: The US is pushing Iran into the arms of our enemies

The U.S. has levied heavy sanctions against Iran, seriously damaging its economy.

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative investing in the future of coastal communities

The Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative (WCRRI) is a little-known program with a big impact.

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Jim Daly: Military service is the right choice for many

Many people have asked me over the years: “Would you do it again?”

  • Mar 2nd, 2019