Opinion

Jason Mercier: Refuse to cooperate with state audit, lose taxing authority

By Jason Mercier Washington Policy Center When we pay taxes, we usually…

  • Jun 15th, 2019

Nick Penniman: Honest Ads Act aims to minimize foreign election interference

Our country is facing a national emergency.

  • Jun 14th, 2019

Brian Boyle: Jon Stewart just reminded us how outrage is supposed to work

He’s still angry as ever, but he’s moved from the peanut gallery into the front row.

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Mike Duggan: Infrastructure boost could mean good jobs for the formerly incarcerated

The infrastructure talks collapsed as soon as they began, much to the frustration of most Americans.

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Ramesh Ponnuru: Biden’s flip on abortion funding hurts him and his party

There will be a cost to Biden’s choice.

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Michael Reagan: Great American stories never told

As I talked to many of the good people in the heart of America, it struck me how testy or peeved everyone is about politics.

  • Jun 12th, 2019

Sarah Menkedick: Men can’t hear it, women don’t say it: the everyday importance of ‘no’

He was the third contractor my husband and I brought in for an estimate on a new roof.

  • Jun 12th, 2019

Margaret Wurth: What life is like when abortion is banned

As Republicans in states around the country pass sweeping abortion bans, I think about what life could be like for women and girls if these laws take effect. I don’t have to use my imagination.

  • Jun 11th, 2019

Trudy Rubin: Competing visions on D-Day: Trump’s nationalism vs. Macron’s plea for a strong alliance

I’ve just returned from a trip to Italy, Britain, and France, where I watched the struggle between far-right populist nationalists and those who believe in a united, democratic Europe.

  • Jun 11th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: When will 2020 governor’s race begin? When Inslee says so

As Gov. Jay Inslee prepared to launch his campaign for president earlier this year, he had a request of three fellow Democrats he knew to be interested in his job.

  • Jun 8th, 2019

Walter Shapiro: The GOP’s secret roadmap to undermine the 2020 census

Thomas Hofeller was the most artful and devious Republican cartographer of his generation.

  • Jun 8th, 2019

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Uncertain times for US, allies

Seventy-five years ago, thousands of American and allied sailors, soldiers and aviators began the decisive campaign to end Nazi control of Europe.

  • Jun 6th, 2019

Douglas Perry: Despite poor ratings, Trump will be re-elected

President Donald Trump has never been able to reach a 50% job-approval rating in mainstream opinion surveys.

  • Jun 6th, 2019

Jay Ambrose: Trump defenders are not bad people

John Pavlovitz is a liberal, widely read Christian pastor who has composed an internet article saying good people don’t defend a bad man.

  • Jun 6th, 2019

Virginia Heffernan: Justin Amash’s town hall revealed the cure for right-wing lunacy: right-wing common sense

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who advocates the impeachment of President Trump, held a rousing town hall in his home district last Tuesday.

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Will Bunch: Mitch McConnell’s democracy-crushing smirk is why just getting rid of Trump isn’t enough

So this is how liberty dies — with a hideous, utterly shameless smirk on the face of arguably the most cynical political leader in American history.

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Aaron Klein: Bill Clinton cut infrastructure deals while under investigation. Why can’t Trump?

In the summer of 1998, Clinton worked across the aisle with then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich to enact major infrastructure legislation.

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Slow revolving door for lawmakers-turned-lobbyists

The resignation of Guy Palumbo from the state Senate gives progressive Democratic lawmakers a clearer path to a capital gains tax.

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Maureen McCue: We must prevent war with Iran

I am deeply troubled by the intemperate rhetoric about Iran coming from Washington, D.C.

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Rick Anderson: You live in a place that can take a bow

By Rick Anderson On a dark and stormy night last January, I…

  • May 30th, 2019