Opinion

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

Stephen L. Carter: One of the most outrageous Supreme Court decisions in decades

In my 30 years of writing about religious freedom, I can’t recall a case as outrageous as the one decided last week by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Michael McGough: John Roberts isn’t ready to ‘jolt’ the legal system on abortion — yet

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has done it again — disappointed conservatives, that is.

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Noah Smith: The Green New Deal would spend the U.S. into oblivion

It appears to take every big spending idea that has emerged on the political left in recent years and combine them into one large package deal, with little notion of how to pay for them all.

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Pat McCormick: What religion has to say about climate change

Curiously enough, the widely different faith communities do agree on the reality, causes and cures for climate change.

  • Feb 9th, 2019

Eric Zorn: The wall Trump should be building (but would rather tear down) is the one between church and state

Biblical literacy — familiarity with the major characters and stories in what is far and away the most important book in Western civilization — is vital to a well-rounded education.

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Jonathan Bernstein: Trump’s plea for bipartisanship rings hollow

Like last year, Trump’s speech was far more focused on the folks in the gallery — some heroes, some victims — than on policies.

  • Feb 7th, 2019