Reporters used to bury the dark secrets of powerful men. Not anymore. That’s not always a good thing

Candor is uncommon on the campaign trail these days, given the current crop of carefully coached, always-on-message pols.

  • Sep 25th, 2018


America and the Blowback Rule

The Blowback Rule leaves us to deal with unintended consequences of our legacy of intervention.

  • Sep 22nd, 2018


Puerto Rico: A tale of two hurricanes

The 120-year epic tragedy of Puerto Rico can be told as a tale of two hurricanes.

  • Sep 22nd, 2018


Attacking both Kavanaugh and the republic

It’s another sad summation of this nation’s political state.

  • Sep 20th, 2018

What we could learn from the Brett Kavanaugh situation

So what do you make of the Brett Kavanaugh situation?

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Race, conscience and empathy in the Kaepernick episode

It’s instructive to consider the Colin Kaepernick episode from his point of view.

  • Sep 19th, 2018

Kavanaugh’s accuser steps forward. Have we learned anything since Anita Hill?

By Robin Abcarian Los Angeles Times It’s 1991 again in America. Has…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

The 2008 bank bailout didn’t save us

This week marked 10 years since the harrowing descent into the financial crisis.

  • Sep 18th, 2018

China is stealing American intellectual property. Trump’s tariffs are a chance to stop it

Trump is confronting China about its unfair trade practices and theft of American intellectual property when too many others shy away from the truth for fear of Chinese reprisal.

  • Sep 18th, 2018

An end to animal farming

By Karen Dawn Tribune News Service If you love meat, keep reading.…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

Barack Obama is great for Republicans

By Ben Boychuk The Sacramento Bee Barack Obama is the best president…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

Markos Kounalakis: Our troops are dying for a lost cause. We’ve got to get out of Afghanistan

By Markos Kounalakis McClatchy Washington Bureau Twenty-seven years ago, I was in…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Commentary: Who cares who wrote the op-ed?

By Virginia Heffernan Los Angeles Times Who is the anonymous “senior administration…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Kaepernick is proof that protest changes America, not just voting

Kaepernick is something of a lodestar for America’s great ethical quandary.

  • Sep 12th, 2018

Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, and this time it’s personal

By Robin Abcarian Los Angeles Times They used to call Bill Clinton…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

How America forgot ‘Never Forget’

This week calls for reflection as we pause to remember the 2,997 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the thousands of Americans killed and wounded in military service to our country since that horrific day.

  • Sep 11th, 2018

By staying quiet, Trump’s anonymous critics are helping him wreck US policy abroad

Quiet resistance. That’s exactly the problem.

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson: The truth will set us all free

By Victor Davis Hanson Tribune News Service Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Commentary: Here are three myths about Supreme Court nominations

By Erwin Chemerinsky The Sacramento Bee The media discussion surrounding the Brett…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

The new normal in education includes art and science

These rapid-fire advances in technology have ushered in a whole new economy.

  • Sep 5th, 2018