It’s time to talk openly about suicide prevention

There is an approximately one in 10 chance that you or someone you know will attempt to end their life.

  • Jul 11th, 2018

The real test for Kavanaugh: What kind of judge is he?

There will be time enough to explore the nominee’s views and record. Let’s step back a bit and get some perspective on the national debate we are about to have.

  • Jul 11th, 2018

Come on, Obama, get in the game

Former President Barack Obama has largely floated above the political fray instead of actively leading the anti-Trump brigade.

  • Jul 10th, 2018

Nothing more patriotic than standing up for US values

Some may think it unseemly to pollute Independence Day celebrations with politics.

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Who will be the next House speaker? No one knows

Battles for the No. 3 job in the federal government are well under way within both parties.

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Portland protesters do no favors

Protesters must recognize that lawlessness harms their cause and obfuscates the message they are attempting to share.

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

This is America. Do something about it

If your help ends at thoughts and prayers, I don’t want them. What I want is action.

  • Jul 3rd, 2018

Let’s get on with it and fit Trump for a crown

By Markos Kounalakis McClatchy Washington Bureau Wow! Did the Supreme Court just…

  • Jun 28th, 2018

Koko’s death reminds us what it means to be an exceptional human being

Koko, the signing gorilla, made me uncomfortable. She was too intelligent, too intuitive, too human. I was wary of her, yet in awe of her.

  • Jun 27th, 2018

Civility is important in a democracy. So is dissent

A Virginia restaurant’s refusal to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other recent incidents have sparked a big debate on civility.

  • Jun 27th, 2018

Three ways to defeat dysfunction on Capitol Hill

There are several reasons to hope that change could finally be on the horizon.

  • Jun 27th, 2018

Walsh not chairman of county GOP


  • Jun 25th, 2018

Want to change police abuse laws? Here’s a pro tip: Stop shouting everyone down

By Erwin Chemerinsky The Sacramento Bee Shouting down speakers is inconsistent with…

  • Jun 25th, 2018

Why imprison immigrants at all?

By Christina Fialho Los Angeles Times The Trump administration, shamed by the…

  • Jun 25th, 2018

‘Trump Party’ claims biblical support for its cruel immigration policy

By Dave Gauger Shakespeare, one of civilization’s most insightful observers of humanity,…

  • Jun 22nd, 2018

State parties signal presidential primaries will carry weight

Delegate apportionment and timing are big issues

  • Jun 21st, 2018

Still waiting for a gerrymander fix

The Supreme Court once again passed up a historic opportunity to finally put some limits on partisan gerrymandering.

  • Jun 21st, 2018

When it comes to food, what’s in a name?

Some people are uneasy with the idea that foods aren’t as clearly defined as they once were.

  • Jun 21st, 2018

The bad economics of Trump’s bad immigration policy

The Trump-produced horror show at the U.S. border represents the rock-bottom of American responses to the challenge of immigration.

  • Jun 20th, 2018

A bill to deal with DACA would halve legal immigration

Ever since Trump set in motion the gradual termination of DACA, Congress has been stalled on solving the situation of these 700,000 so-called Dreamers.

  • Jun 19th, 2018