Opinion

Jay Ambrose: Congresswomen do illegal immigrants no favors

By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service Is President Donald Trump without friends?…

  • Jul 18th, 2019

 

Michael Hiltzik: With the debt ceiling fight, Congress and Trump are playing with fire — again

People who get a kick out of watching children at play must love the spectacle staged in Washington every time the issue of the federal debt ceiling comes up. But they’re the only ones.

  • Jul 18th, 2019

 

Commentary: Why aren’t the Democratic candidates talking about school reform?

By Kalman R. Hettleman The Baltimore Sun The dog that didn’t bark…

  • Jul 17th, 2019

 

Ramesh Ponnuru: Winning the Obamacare suit would be a disaster for Republicans

There’s an important bit of contingency planning that Republicans have neglected to do.

  • Jul 16th, 2019

Michael McGough: Trump is right about one thing: Citizenship is a big deal

Trump on Thursday gave credence to the claims of critics that his administration had an ulterior — and partisan — motive in pressing for inclusion of the question.

  • Jul 16th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

County auditors are wrestling with the slowdowns and bugaboos of a sparkling new $9.5 million statewide elections system known as VoteWa.

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Andrew Malcolm: The deciding factor in the 2020 presidential campaign will be surprisingly simple

The 2020 election is shaping up arguably as the most fascinating presidential selection event in modern history.

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Stephen L. Carter: I’m going to miss Ross Perot

During his 1992 run for the White House, he kept pointing out that Capitol Hill was the only workplace in America where the employees could park their cars, but the owners couldn’t.

  • Jul 11th, 2019

Doyle McManus: Cruelty to migrant children shouldn’t be a partisan issue

The explanations don’t excuse the horrifying details that have trickled into view despite the Trump administration’s efforts to hide them.

  • Jul 11th, 2019

Joseph Holt: Tomorrow’s children cannot afford Trump’s ignorance on climate change

Donald Trump is a greater threat than any other U.S. president has been to the children of tomorrow.

  • Jul 10th, 2019

Guest Editorial: Trump must respect, obey the law on migrants

The president’s policies far too often have eschewed legal remedies in exchange for actions driven by dogma and specious reasoning.

  • Jul 10th, 2019

Elana Rabinowitz: Dads aren’t babysitting, they’re parenting

Now that working moms are the norm, more dads are stepping up, and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.

  • Jul 10th, 2019

John M. Crisp: Soccer stars should avoid normalizing the abnormal

A congratulatory visit to the White House would merely reinforce the idea that everything in our republic is fine. It’s not.

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Harley Shaiken: NAFTA’s replacement needs to have its tires kicked

President Donald Trump would like to see the deal ratified without delay. It’s a bit like a used-car salesperson giving you 10 minutes to accept the deal of the century.

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Cynthia M. Allen: Let’s all agree that America is more than ‘just OK’

It seems an inevitability that every year around the Fourth of July, certain media will publish a series of articles reminding people how unremarkable it is to live in America.

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from us.

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Virginia Heffernan: Trump circles the tanks and bores even the GOP courtiers

President Trump rolled tanks into Washington on Independence Day, surely the first head of state to occupy his own capitol to demonstrate its independence.

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Don’t claim to be inclusive of ‘everyone’ if you don’t want Trump supporters

Our society is sharply polarized for a bunch of reasons, but one…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Why ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran could backfire

By David Fickling Bloomberg News Middle East policymakers in Washington these days…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

A trade deal with China could put national security at risk

President Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the…

  • Jun 26th, 2019