Opinion

Kochs helped fund an attack on ‘Medicare for All.’ It still concluded the plan would save trillions

This year, according to the Milliman actuarial firm, health care will cost nearly $30,000 for an average American family of four with employer-based insurance.

  • Aug 7th, 2018

New deal sets teachers’ starting pay at $62,688 in Edmonds

Teacher salaries are soaring as the Washington Education Association predicted they would.

  • Aug 4th, 2018

Here’s what the fall of the American empire would look like

Here’s the cleanest tale of hypothetical decline I could come up with, keeping away from the more partisan or hysterical scenarios

  • Aug 3rd, 2018

Congress, not the president, has power over tariffs

Many Americans could be forgiven for forgetting that it is Congress, not the presidency, in which the Constitution invests most of the power.

  • Jul 31st, 2018

Stand up for your health and principles

Did you know that remaining for too long in one position might make you die prematurely of almost every possible disease?

  • Jul 31st, 2018

So, that summit did not go well

No doubt there are a few people who believe Trump’s claims that he knocked it out of the park in Finland, and that, were it not for the “fake news” saying otherwise, everyone else would agree.

  • Jul 26th, 2018

Trump policies have economy booming; now we need to invest more in workers

Our strong economy has brought a longer-run issue to the forefront: Employers are having trouble finding enough workers with the right skills.

  • Jul 26th, 2018

Only Republicans can rescue our republic

Many Americans wanted a president who would “shake things up,” and their wish has been granted.

  • Jul 24th, 2018

Trump and Putin are out to end democracy. Are you going to let them get away with it?

Trump has made clear that he views the continued existence of the European Union as antithetical to America’s newly minted might-is-right world role.

  • Jul 24th, 2018

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

Steve Hobbs is used to taking his lumps in the political arena and on the campaign trail.

  • Jul 21st, 2018

What we think about Supreme Court hearings is wrong

The pending battle over President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has given birth to a charming myth that we ought to explode.

  • Jul 20th, 2018

NATO’s challenge is Germany, not America

By Victor Davis Hanson Tribune News Service During the recent NATO summit…

  • Jul 19th, 2018

Profiles in GOP cowardice

The party’s leaders in the Senate and House, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, were studiously mild.

  • Jul 19th, 2018

A disastrous final chapter to Trump’s terrible European trip

In one of the most stunning moments in the long, complex history of U.S.-Russian relations, Trump refused to accept the view of the top U.S. intelligence officials blaming Russia over Putin’s denials.

  • Jul 18th, 2018

Trump’s Helsinki disgrace

Bloomberg News Nearly a year after Donald Trump crippled his presidency by…

  • Jul 18th, 2018

Big Baby and the triumph of corporate America

Now comes the latest major lobbying organization to throw its weight around.

  • Jul 17th, 2018

Nothing in the Constitution gives Kavanaugh a pass on explaining his views

The idea that a nominee may refuse to answer questions rests on three premises, none of which have merit.

  • Jul 14th, 2018

Trump is misjudging China’s resolve on trade

Rather than bringing China’s leadership to heel, the extra duties are likely to prompt a digging in of heels.

  • Jul 14th, 2018

Will Trump choose Russia over NATO?

For once, it seems like President Donald Trump isn’t interested in winning.

  • Jul 13th, 2018

A teacher’s experience with the kids on our doorstep

I got to know these young people during my job as an English as a second language teacher and department chair.

  • Jul 13th, 2018