Opinion

Jonathan Bernstein: Democrats try to steer clear of GOP’s mistakes

It’s a big mistake to equate Sanders with repeal-and-oh-we’ll-figure-it-out-later Republicans.

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Walter Shapiro: Both parties enduring rocky times

Both parties have long been in trouble, but now circumstance has forced them to look down.

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Jonathan Allen: Trump did everyone a favor by working with Dems

Ryan had publicly said their proposal — the obvious solution to all three headaches — was “ridiculous.”

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Sung-Yoon Lee: Tighten the North Korea sanctions; it’s the only way

Kim is ever closer to being able to kill millions of people outside North Korea, not least Americans

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Jonathan Bernstein: Specific mistakes led Ryan to the bad spot he’s in now

A series of mistakes starting back in 2011 has left Ryan ill-prepared for governing in 2017.

  • Sep 9th, 2017

Karen E. Quiñones Miller: Why I’m boycotting the NFL

This suggested boycott is much more than just supporting an individual.

  • Sep 9th, 2017

Andres Oppenheimer: Many ‘Dreamers’ are more American than Trump

Trump’s decision not to pardon the “Dreamers” is morally repugnant on many fronts.

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Andrew Malcolm: Why presidential disaster visits matter

Trump has invested a vast amount of time and effort convincing Americans that he is on top of things

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Ramesh Ponnuru: Obama did exceed presidential authority on ‘Dreamers’

The president does not have the authority to immunize immigrants from deportation.

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Teens constantly connected, increasingly unhappy

Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011.

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Trump sends out Sessions to do his ‘Dreamers’ dirty work

Sessions could barely contain his glee in announcing that DACA had been “rescinded.”

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Cynthia M. Allen: We must sustain the flood of charity in Harvey’s wake

The stories of people risking their lives to rescue strangers trapped in high waters are heartening.

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Francis Wilkinson: Trump likely getting what he wants from polls

While Trump’s low poll numbers connote failure, they hardly guarantee it.

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Doyle McManus: Why hasn’t Rex Tillerson resigned?

He should seriously consider resigning, unless he prefers to wait until he’s fired.

  • Sep 2nd, 2017

Protect funding for NOAA, an unsung coastal hero

Looking out for salmon habitat

  • Sep 2nd, 2017

Hurricane Harvey refocuses the national media

Something unusual happened to national television news this week: news.

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Patricia Murphy: The eyes of Texas are upon you, Congress

It’s hard to believe a once-in-a-generation catastrophe could be a catalyst to remind us who we are.

  • Aug 30th, 2017

James Ragland: NFL bent on teaching Kaepernick his place

The sad reality is those who stick their necks out for a righteous cause often pay a hefty price.

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Walter Shapiro: Texas Republicans likely won’t remember how they voted on Sandy relief

By Walter Shapiro CQ-Roll Call Ronald Reagan began a 1986 press conference…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Christine Flowers: Shameful pardon of the man who was the ugly face of law enforcement

Joe Arpaio is sadistic, mean-spirited, defiant, narrow and triumphalist.

  • Aug 28th, 2017