Opinion

Jonathan Bernstein: You say democracy, I say republic

The truth is actually simple: For all practical purposes, and in most contexts, “republic” and “democracy” are synonyms.

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

At nearly noon, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up beach chair in the chilly shade of the state Capitol dome.

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Doyle McManus: It’s time for Democrats to say what they’d do to solve asylum

One of the 18 declared presidential candidates needs to show what he or she would do to solve the problem. Only one has.

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Newsday: Purdue Pharma pushed deadly opioids for profit — and the FDA did nothing

The combination of pharmaceutical companies willing to do everything to increase sales, and a regulatory agency unwilling to stop them and protect the nation, has cropped up regularly.

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Kelly O’Connor: The real shame of the opioid crisis: Purdue Pharma

My little sister, Jenny, didn’t have a funeral. Her estranged, drug-dealer husband…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen and the high cost of amoral servitude

Dick Polman: Kirstjen Nielsen and the high cost of amoral servitude

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Learn more about tissue donation and help save lives

When people are asked about registering to donate, they often think of…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Noah Smith: Dumping capitalism won’t save the planet

It has become fashionable on social media and in certain publications to argue that capitalism is killing the planet.

  • Apr 9th, 2019

Ramesh Ponnuru: Pro-lifers have momentum, but they need to move gradually

For roughly 25 years, the movement against abortion has been predominantly incrementalist.

  • Apr 9th, 2019

By Steve Tharinger: Let’s tax extraordinary wealth instead of work

By Steve Tharinger For decades, working families and the middle class have…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Dave Gauger: Bigotry left untreated metastasizes into violence

By Dave Gauger So here we are comfortably snug as a bug…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Hits Misses

Hits The Hoquiam Police Department lost a cop’s cop sort of guy…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Noah Smith: Wall Street puts the squeeze on the housing market

President George W. Bush pledged to make the U.S. an “ownership society” and tried to promote homeownership via tax credits, assistance with down payments and a variety of other programs.

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Adam Schiff: At 70, NATO remains a crucial alliance. So why does Trump keep attacking it?

Today the alliance faces worrisome challenges.

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

Guest Editorial: Columbia River Treaty complex — but worth it

In PNW history, the catastrophic Columbia River flooding of 1948 looms as large as the 1962 Columbus Day Storm or the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Noah Smith: Capitalism needs reform, not revolution

When even leading economists are questioning the very idea of capitalism, you know the system is in trouble.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Are you proud of your country?

A Veteran’s View By Jim Daly With all the news lately, there…

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Guest Editorial: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for Gov. Inslee’s presidential campaign security

The proposed $4 million increase for Inslee’s security detail might look insignificant. It is not.

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman: Trump’s executive order on college free speech is unconstitutional

What makes the executive order so disturbing is that it doesn’t set clear guidelines for what colleges and universities need to do to comply

  • Mar 28th, 2019