Opinion

Jeff Sessions used to be a champion of states’ rights. Then California legalized weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the federal government will prosecute possession…

  • Jan 11th, 2018

Jonathan Bernstein: The good economic news of 2017

By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg View A Republican is in the White House.…

  • Jan 10th, 2018

Wanted: Movies to help us make sense of it all

Seen any good movies lately?

  • Jan 9th, 2018

Eyman isn’t letting a bad 2017 slow him down in the new year

OLYMPIA — 2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended…

  • Jan 6th, 2018

If you want to know the future, ask the humorists

I’d like to make the case that humorists may make the best futurists of all.

  • Jan 6th, 2018

Don’t be fooled: State still has work to do on school funding

Special education should get more attention

  • Jan 4th, 2018

Too early to handicap the 2018 elections? No!

All national elections are hyped as seminal. The midterms of 2018 are the real deal.

  • Jan 4th, 2018

‘The Post’ retells story of legendary First Amendment fight

Somehow, the Washington Post keeps receiving the honors for saving the nation’s free press.

  • Jan 2nd, 2018

In 2017, US abandoned role as global leader, Mideast power-broker

Nowhere is the U.S. withdrawal more evident than in the Middle East.

  • Jan 2nd, 2018

A good year for Trump, but is America OK?

Trump has given fresh meaning to the cliche of being one’s own worst enemy.

  • Jan 1st, 2018

Tongue-in-cheek predictions for a wild and wacky 2018

After a unique 2017, can the denizens of the D.C. swamp outdo themselves in 2018?

  • Jan 1st, 2018

Americans should be free to buy vehicles that meet their needs

The reason there are different types of cars — and trucks and SUVs and everything in between — is that people have different needs.

  • Dec 28th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on derailment

In the wake of the deadly train derailment Dec. 18 between Tacoma and Olympia, some perspective is coming into focus.

  • Dec 28th, 2017

Obama’s ‘pollution-free society’ is needed to combat climate change

Big Auto and Big Oil killed the electric car once. They won’t be permitted to do so again.

  • Dec 28th, 2017

Liberal institutions will be better for this season of purges

Everywhere, institutions that liberals rely on are drowning beneath a progressive wave of #metoo.

  • Dec 27th, 2017

Trump’s great power has its limits

Our 18th century Constitution causes confusion in the 21st by granting the president great power, but also demanding great accountability.

  • Dec 27th, 2017

Merry Christmas in the age of Trump

By John M. Crisp Tribune News Service Merry Christmas! I say the…

  • Dec 26th, 2017

‘Happy Holidays’ captures the true spirit of Christmas

As Christians, we are so accustomed to being the sole center of attention, it can feel like an attack when others are invited on stage to soak up a bit of the spotlight, too.

  • Dec 26th, 2017

Love is all you need

We celebrate Christmas recognizing that there is, indeed, hope for a world in which disharmony all too often seizes the majority of our attention.

  • Dec 26th, 2017