Opinion

Why Paul Ryan stepped aside ahead of schedule

There were compelling political reasons for Ryan to bow out.

  • Apr 12th, 2018

Allowing babies in the US Senate could be good for the country

Grownups in the U.S. Senate act like such babies, why not let an actual baby join them?

  • Apr 11th, 2018

She challenged Tony Robbins over his sexist take on #MeToo

That he brought up the story at all tells us everything we need to know about the casual acceptance of our culture’s unexamined misogyny.

  • Apr 11th, 2018

Rugby-style tackling calls for parental skepticism

Rugby players make hard tackles, but without protective equipment the tackler learns to protect himself, and the tackled player is safer as well.

  • Apr 10th, 2018

Should the citizenship question be part of census?

How might such folks respond in 2020 if they’d heard that the 2020 Census would ask whether or not they’re U.S. citizens?

  • Apr 10th, 2018

When history overtakes a campaign promise

The press release from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was groundbreaking, if difficult to believe.

  • Apr 7th, 2018

Why the boom in augmented reality toys is here to stay

Parker looks like a soft and huggable teddy bear, just the right size for dragging around the house. But Parker holds secrets in his small frame.

  • Apr 7th, 2018

I’d make fun of young people — if I could

Maybe we should show the young a little more respect. We should admit that we do, occasionally, learn from them.

  • Apr 5th, 2018

News outlets should be able to hire conservatives without liberals losing their minds

It should be a welcome move when publications hire outside of their comfort zone.

  • Apr 5th, 2018

Trump tweets away what was left of Sinclair’s credibility

He offered what might be considered evidence of the White House having an unusual rooting interest in a news organization — and one whose expansion is now in his administration’s hands.

  • Apr 4th, 2018

Forget repealing Second Amendment; simply vote for better leaders

Former Chief Justice Warren Burger was a no-nonsense, strict constructionist who could be trusted to stick to his guns.

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

Putin’s power, arrogance lead to costly Russian miscalculation that unites West

Despite his best efforts and plans, he’s become a uniter, not a divider of the West.

  • Apr 3rd, 2018

How to talk to a disabled child

Staring isn’t staring if you’re smiling or waving. Or if you say hi. That turns staring into a bid for interaction.

  • Mar 29th, 2018

I support gun restrictions, but repealing the 2nd Amendment is wrong

Congress and state legislatures already have all the authority they need to enact meaningful, forceful gun control. What’s lacking is the political will to do so.

  • Mar 29th, 2018

Budget double-dealing tweet can come back to hurt Trump

We’re likely to witness waves from his duplicity down the road.

  • Mar 27th, 2018

Culture shock: a goal for the globally competent

Many students may already be considering going abroad. I would like to take that idea a step further and make the case for going “off the map.”

  • Mar 27th, 2018

Marching is great, but our only hope is voting

The powers that maintain the status quo are too great to be overcome by marches and rallies and speeches — or, evidently, by the mass murders of many classrooms full of innocent American schoolchildren.

  • Mar 27th, 2018

What McMaster’s exit and Bolton’s arrival mean for the next three dangerous months

Bolton’s call for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea makes any prospects for a Trump-Kim Jong Un summit look slimmer than they already were.

  • Mar 27th, 2018

I’m in an abusive relationship with Facebook, and it’s becoming too much

Facebook cannot credibly stand for the values of openness and transparency when it is translucent at best about its own operations.

  • Mar 24th, 2018