Opinion

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

Danny Tyree: How will your family mark D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

Historical and cultural milestones are flying past us almost as fast as machine-gun bullets, but I hope we can slow down long enough to savor the significance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

  • May 28th, 2019

Guest editorial: Safety paramount as rail expands in Washington

Federal investigators last week detailed a shocking series of failures that contributed to the fatal 2017 crash of an Amtrak train in DuPont.

  • May 28th, 2019

The Olympian: Homelessness is ugly — but some of our views about this problem are ugly, too

It’s not surprising to see, on a Facebook post, the line “I shouldn’t have to look at that.” But that line was about more than garbage, makeshift tents, or worn-out clothes. It was about people.

  • May 27th, 2019

Kiki Monifa: Memorial Day complicated for transgender vet

When she was a child, Veronika Fimbres recalls observing Memorial Day with reverence, flags and parades.

  • May 27th, 2019

Jim Daly: Did you know?

The day I began to work on this article for Memorial Day,…

  • May 27th, 2019

Ariel Procaccia: To beat gerrymandering, do the math

Gerrymandering is one of those topics that makes U.S. Supreme Court justices squirm.

  • May 23rd, 2019

Doyle McManus: Joe Biden’s pitch: Make America normal again

Biden has surged to the top of the Democratic field with a well-designed message and an uncharacteristically disciplined campaign.

  • May 23rd, 2019

Trudy Rubin: Dems should monitor the immigration firestorm in Italy

It’s hard not to feel that Salvini’s success holds important lessons for the Democratic Party, which needs a better strategy to counter Donald Trump’s manipulation of the immigration issue in the 2020 campaign.

  • May 22nd, 2019

Walter Shapiro: What Justin Amash can teach Nancy Pelosi

At worst, Justin Amash will be the answer to a trivia question about which House member bucked a president of his own party to call for impeachment.

  • May 22nd, 2019

John M. Crisp: Who gets to decide about going to war with Iran?

Peace hangs by a thinner thread than usual in the Middle East, and the Trump administration is granting other factions significant control over what happens next.

  • May 21st, 2019

Lionel Laurent: France’s Macron takes a closer look at Facebook

The “Christchurch Call” is the start of a long process that will need to balance all sorts of issues — from freedom of speech to privacy.

  • May 21st, 2019

Jeff Myers: Remembering fallen officers

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

  • May 18th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Upon further review, EPA wants to redo water quality rules

Gov. Jay Inslee no longer embraces the standards submitted to the feds in the summer of 2016, if — conjecture here — he and his Department of Ecology ever truly did.

  • May 18th, 2019

Shalom Auslander: Opposing the Writers Guild got me labeled a traitor

I am a proud member of the Writers Guild of America, but lately I feel about my union like I feel about the Lakers: I like the players, but I’m beginning to have serious doubts about management.

  • May 18th, 2019

Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.: The bigger reason Steven Mnuchin should turn over Trump’s tax returns

The relevant statutory language, which dates to 1924, provides that the secretary “shall furnish” the House Ways and Means Committee “with any return or return information” that it requests.

  • May 16th, 2019

Tim Penny and David Minge: Our trillion-dollar problem deserves bipartisan attention

How many warnings will it take for our leaders to pay attention? What is the tipping point that will force our leaders to act?

  • May 16th, 2019

Patricia Murphy: ‘Grimmer by the day’: Farmers’ love for Trump in peril

It wasn’t any wonder when the patience in rural America simply ran out last week when news of more Chinese tariffs from Trump broke.

  • May 15th, 2019

Tammy Duckworth: More women in Congress could be a good thing for family leave legislation

I’ll never understand how it took 229 years for the Senate to adopt a policy that would allow working moms to, well, work.

  • May 15th, 2019