Opinion

Jon Healey: Michael Cohen’s testimony was great theater. It was also, largely, a waste of time

Few of his accusations concerned actions Trump has taken as a candidate or as president.

  • Mar 2nd, 2019

Tyler Cowen: How to tell which Democratic dreams won’t come true

I have progressive friends who are looking forward to a new reign of social justice, conservative friends who fear socialism, and cynical friends who predict total gridlock. They’re all wrong.

  • Mar 2nd, 2019

Trudy Rubin: Does Trump want peace with North Korea more than getting rid of its nukes?

This may be the most tantalizing question as he meets with Kim Jong Un this week in Hanoi for their second summit.

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Andrew Malcolm: Is Trump’s Space Force evidence of growing militarization or just empty talk?

Last week, Trump signed a memo putting into motion the creation of a new Space Force that will be part of the Air Force.

  • Feb 27th, 2019

Noah Smith: Cheaper college makes more sense than free college

“Free college” could mean any number of things, not all of them beneficial.

  • Feb 27th, 2019

Laura Dominguez: Trump’s stance on national monuments is straight out of the 19th century

As outrage over family separations at the border erupted last summer, news quietly broke about a different Trump administration policy.

  • Feb 26th, 2019

Dahleen Glanton: Sorry, bigots, but I’m not sorry for once trusting Jussie Smollett

Just because one person lied about a racist and homophobic incident does not let all bigots off the hook.

  • Feb 23rd, 2019

Olympia needs to renew Community’s prescription

Olympia needs to renew Community’s prescription

  • Feb 23rd, 2019

What a surprise: Democrats eyeing the need for higher taxes

Democratic legislative leaders are gearing up for one of the most challenging conversations this session: taxes.

  • Feb 23rd, 2019

Eli Lake: Rod Rosenstein has some serious explaining to do

Americans have come to view him as a kind of national insurance policy. This assessment is now in need of revision.

  • Feb 21st, 2019

Steven Davis: Public lands bill is a huge step forward

I consider S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act, to be an epic conservation achievement.

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Stuart Rothenberg: GOP rebranding operation is underway — with Democratic help

I have told this story before, but it is well worth repeating — that of favorables and unfavorables, and who more often wins an election.

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Michael Reagan: Damning the do-nothings of Congress

After watching Omar in action, it’s pretty clear to me that the Muslim Democrat hates America almost as much as she hates Israel.

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Mike Coverdale: Don’t play politics with the health of the bay

By Mike Coverdale I was happy to see the front page attention…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Ramesh Ponnuru: Woe to the 2020 Democrat who isn’t dogmatic enough

Many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have eschewed blind partisanship and ideological dogmatism. Now they’re paying for it.

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Car tab rumblings have yet to erupt into legislative fracas

It’s almost as if the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate forgot what everyone was so mad about.

  • Feb 16th, 2019

LA Times: Trump’s national emergency is fake, and the GOP knows it. Stop him before the damage is done

Trump’s imperious use of emergency powers will soon be challenged in both Congress and the courts, and rightly so.

  • Feb 16th, 2019

Michael Galant: It’s time to shut down tax havens

“Freeports” — special locations where the world’s richest can hoard their valuables tax free — are increasingly common.

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Noah Smith: How to design a Green New Deal that isn’t over the top

Drastic and immediate action is needed to reduce global carbon emissions. But that doesn’t mean any sort of drastic action is a good one.

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Jon Healey: The ‘Enquirer’ is after Jeff Bezos for sullying its reputation. Seriously?

The Bezos-Pecker story that won the internet last week raised a number of, umm, titillating questions to ponder.

  • Feb 13th, 2019