‘Black Panther’ is a soaring hit, but my first black heroes didn’t wear capes

Our on-screen heroes always had more subdued, less fantastic obligations: They had to survive Act 1, Scene 1.

  • Feb 24th, 2018


Loesch blames media for exploiting mass shootings as NRA hardens its own political target

What is exploitative are political actors who will use this shooting to actually raise money.

  • Feb 24th, 2018


The U.S. Department of Venture Capital?

There’s no need for Uncle Sam to play venture capitalist.

  • Feb 22nd, 2018


It’s time to start paying attention to Russia investigation

Mueller’s team is not leaking information, and is proceeding with extreme care and due diligence.

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

PRO: North American energy trade boosts our economic and energy security

Trade partnerships supported by NAFTA provide for a stable source of energy to supplement our own strong production.

  • Feb 21st, 2018

CON: NAFTA a good deal for corporations, a bad deal for the country

Like most recent trade deals, NAFTA was negotiated quite explicitly to help businesses improve their profitability.

  • Feb 21st, 2018

Listen to the Douglas students — they offer America hope

They’re fighting back with a weapon more powerful than guns: their voices.

  • Feb 20th, 2018

School shooting: I refuse to accept that we are helpless

How interesting that Wednesday’s events have apparently nothing to do with the killer having a gun.

  • Feb 17th, 2018

Constitution does not bar sensible gun rules

The use of the Second Amendment to block consideration of sensible gun control measures is a national disgrace.

  • Feb 17th, 2018

Does recalling the judge who gave Brock Turner a light sentence for sexual assault imperil judicial independence?

It’s not strictly correct to argue, as many legal professionals do, that judges should be removed only for personal misconduct.

  • Feb 15th, 2018

The Russians — and the midterms — are coming

The Trump administration and Republican leadership in Congress have simply refused to pursue the facts and defend our democracy.

  • Feb 15th, 2018

What are we going to do about Russian attacks on US elections?

Some of their most dangerous and well-documented attacks against state-level voting systems have been a mere footnote.

  • Feb 14th, 2018

Nearly everyone loses if immigration deal fails

The odds are that any deal will fall part, and Washington will prove to be as dysfunctional as the public perceives.

  • Feb 13th, 2018

Staff mix factor harmful to teachers in poorer areas

The index unfairly rewarded the most experienced and trained teachers with larger stipends.

  • Feb 13th, 2018

An unethical blessing from the ethics office

David Apol, acting director of the Office of Government Ethics, blessed a shockingly permissive arrangement for funneling cash to White House appointees and others linked to Trump.

  • Feb 13th, 2018

This is what climate change looks like in the state Senate

Although Democrats’ advantage is but a single vote, they are not letting this impede them in completing their to-do list for the 2018 session.

  • Feb 10th, 2018

Why do poor Americans eat so unhealthfully? Because junk food is the only indulgence they can afford

Differences in access to healthful food can’t fully explain why wealthy Americans consume a more healthful diet than poor Americans.

  • Feb 10th, 2018

Acting on opioids is easy; recovery is hard

Every day of inaction means 175 more lives lost to this epidemic. Enough is enough.

  • Feb 10th, 2018

Tragic NFL player’s death shouldn’t become an indictment against immigrants

On Sunday, two tragedies played out across the country at the hands of impaired drivers. Only one made national headlines.

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Money spent on Trump’s parade could be put to better use

Ever since Trump was feted at the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, he’s coveted one like it. Actually, bigger and better.

  • Feb 8th, 2018