Opinion

If it quacks like an income tax, it’s an income tax

By Jason Mercier Trust me, I’m as tired talking about why a…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

 

Gillette commercial backlash proves men need more hugs

By Shannon Green Orlando Sentinel Gillette made a commercial asking men to…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the revenge of the millennials

By Karl W. Smith Bloomberg News Almost every major new economic initiative…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019

 

Are we doing our enemies’ work for them?

If America’s enemies wanted to see this country decline, how would they go about it?

  • Jan 19th, 2019

Gov. Jay and President Inslee heard in the same speech

“Washington’s Unwritten Chapter” was the title of the State of the State address Tuesday.

  • Jan 19th, 2019

We need to keep the FBI out of politics

The American people have a right to know if their president is a Russian agent.

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Pelosi knows how to play chicken; Trump doesn’t

There’s little question that the speaker knows how to negotiate — and how to fight.

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Taxpayers will be on the hook for millions of government work hours that no one actually worked

The U.S. Senate voted last week to grant back pay for furloughed federal workers.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Congress ignored its election duties for years. That ends now

Dems will clearly seek to move on pent-up priorities. For their first act out of the gate, they rolled several into one.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Jay Inslee’s climate change gambit

In what could be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the office of president, Jay Inslee is seeking to set himself apart.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

The Pompeo Doctrine isn’t so different from the Obama Doctrine

Ten years ago, President Barack Obama traveled to Cairo to open a new dialogue with the world’s Muslims. On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Cairo to offer a rebuttal.

  • Jan 15th, 2019

Trump’s border wall fight is really a struggle for America’s identity

It’s a confrontation between two sharply different concepts of the United States: one more purist, one more melting pot.

  • Jan 12th, 2019

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

The Frank Chopp era will end soon. Everett’s Robinson is among a crowd of women who may seek the job.

  • Jan 12th, 2019

‘Compromise’ wasn’t always a dirty word

We live in an age in which compromise is often interpreted as weakness and penalized at the next election.

  • Jan 10th, 2019

Enthusiasm for Elizabeth Warren shows Dems want a bold, authentic Trump challenger

The Massachusetts senator has much going for her that excites Democrats.

  • Jan 10th, 2019

As women take Congress, misogynists lash out

A crew of men in right-wing media and politics seems to believe they’ve tolerated this whole women-in-power exercise for too long.

  • Jan 9th, 2019

Here’s a fix for big-time college sports

Football and basketball players in the top-ranked NCAA Division I programs are getting a bad shake.

  • Jan 9th, 2019

Federal flood insurance is a mess, and it’ll be expensive to fix

This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Program, and this federally subsidized program has not aged well.

  • Jan 8th, 2019

House Republicans came back from being written off before; they can again

When it comes to the GOP’s 2018 loss of the House, perhaps a little historical perspective might be in order.

  • Jan 8th, 2019

Building a better world through travel abroad

Probably the most significant benefit to travel is learning about others’ culture and daily lives.

  • Jan 7th, 2019