Suddenly, GOP tax bill has morphed into an attack on health care

The Senate Finance Committee slipped a provision into its tax cut bill that would effectively repeal the ACA’s individual mandate.

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Wave of revulsion likely to keep crashing into elections

The politics of rage is no longer restricted to the Republican Party.

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Alabama voters know enough to judge Roy Moore

It’s easy to misunderstand the presumption of innocence.

  • Nov 15th, 2017

It’s not crazy to envision Biden running against Trump

I think it could work, with caveats.

  • Nov 14th, 2017

State’s idea for ‘trophy’ area strikes out with hunters

Large area would be affected

  • Nov 13th, 2017

Trump uses patriotism to justify hate

I’m a veteran who is mightily offended by the tweeting twit in the Oval Office.

  • Nov 11th, 2017

You never forget; veterans can never forget

I have been trying to watch some of the many TV shows that are being aired lately about combat in Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on terrorism. It isn’t working well for me.

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Election results across country a warning sign for GOP

A tide of anti-Trump suburban votes gave Democrats victories in all of Tuesday’s big off-year races from Virginia to Washington state.

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Taking advantage of newfound power now could hurt Dems next year

Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party would control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.

  • Nov 9th, 2017

We are unwilling to talk about our freaks

Nondescript mass murders, abusers, the deranged: I am struck by how we don’t see them, or won’t see them, until after the fact.

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Losers in GOP’s tax plan can actually afford the loss

Some of the best parts of the new Republican bill are its most politically vulnerable.

  • Nov 4th, 2017

The GOP’s responsibility as Mueller’s Russia investigation unfolds

The federal indictments unsealed Monday will likely prove more significant than the president’s shrill cries of “FAKE NEWS!”

  • Nov 4th, 2017

Why life doesn’t begin at conception

HHS actions should be evidence-based, not faith-based, and this decidedly unscientific language should be eliminated from its strategic plan.

  • Nov 4th, 2017

Congress wades into the social media swamp

Congress is grilling Facebook, Twitter and Google for allowing Russian agents to hijack their social networks.

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Can Trump pardon himself out of trouble?

The keenest peril to Trump is the prospect that Manafort would strike a deal with Mueller’s team.

  • Nov 1st, 2017

Both campaigns sought dirt; Clinton’s way was legal

In this case, Team Clinton was just smoother than Team Trump.

  • Nov 1st, 2017

How D.C.’s Democrats have become irrelevant

Our democracy needs at least two parties — two vibrant, imperfect, competing political organizations as a check on one another.

  • Nov 1st, 2017

It appears Kremlin was playing both sides against each other

Rarely have two political candidates been so worthy of each other in terms of cynicism. No wonder Russian President Vladimir Putin dealt himself in.

  • Oct 28th, 2017

What happens when GOP moderates abandon the field?

The bottom has fallen out of the Republican Party. Well, not the bottom exactly. More like the middle.

  • Oct 28th, 2017

Current hysteria has parallels with early 20th century

Given all of the parallels, it’s probably no surprise that U.S. society fractured along similar lines in both eras.

  • Oct 26th, 2017