What the Second Amendment says — and doesn’t say — about guns

By Ron Grossman Chicago Tribune Survivors of the massacre at a Parkland,…

  • Mar 14th, 2018

Trump runs the Republican Party — until it runs him

By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg View Less than two weeks ago, President Donald…

  • Mar 13th, 2018

Facebook, you’re creeping me out

By Gina Barreca The Hartford Courant Like an acquaintance without any sense…

  • Mar 10th, 2018

Trump tougher on Russia than Obama

By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service Oh, Russia, be my dear friend,…

  • Mar 10th, 2018

Reflection and renewal 50 years after Kerner report, King assassination

We are marching forth toward spring — a time for reflection as much as for renewal. And there will be a lot of that this year, the 50th anniversary of a transformative time in our nation: 1968.

  • Mar 8th, 2018

What happens when business and politics mix

There are dangers and opportunities when hot-button topics are mixed into a business model.

  • Mar 8th, 2018

Help us honor the helpers


  • Mar 6th, 2018

Trump goes haywire on trade policy

When you put America last, when you cost your countrymen billions of dollars overnight, forget it.

  • Mar 6th, 2018

A look at issues state voters might consider in next election

Washington voters will get a chance to really shake up membership in the state Legislature this fall, if they are so inclined.

  • Mar 3rd, 2018

GOP and Democrats can be bipartisan big spenders

When the political parties get together, it is not always to solve the nation’s problems. Sometimes it makes them worse.

  • Mar 3rd, 2018

Forget sanctions and red lines; fight cyber attacks with cyber retaliation

Media bought the indictments as getting tough, even though none of those Russians are anywhere within reach of U.S. authorities.

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Now that Monica Lewinsky’s talking about #MeToo, I want to hear from Hillary

I’m sort of dying to know what the third party in that affair — Hillary Clinton — is thinking.

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Should kids who cut class for gun protests face punishment?

At least one school district warned that kids participating in any kind of demonstration during class hours would face suspension.

  • Feb 27th, 2018

Try enforcing existing gun laws before launching new ones

Here we go again with yet another “national conversation” about guns that is neither a conversation nor national. And not productive.

  • Feb 27th, 2018

‘Black Panther’ is a soaring hit, but my first black heroes didn’t wear capes

Our on-screen heroes always had more subdued, less fantastic obligations: They had to survive Act 1, Scene 1.

  • Feb 24th, 2018

Loesch blames media for exploiting mass shootings as NRA hardens its own political target

What is exploitative are political actors who will use this shooting to actually raise money.

  • Feb 24th, 2018

It’s time to start paying attention to Russia investigation

Mueller’s team is not leaking information, and is proceeding with extreme care and due diligence.

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

The U.S. Department of Venture Capital?

There’s no need for Uncle Sam to play venture capitalist.

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

CON: NAFTA a good deal for corporations, a bad deal for the country

Like most recent trade deals, NAFTA was negotiated quite explicitly to help businesses improve their profitability.

  • Feb 21st, 2018