Opinion

Commentary: What Makes America Great? Easy, its people

By Jim Daly What makes America great? That is the topic of…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

Commentry: Newspapers have a new tool, public records act, to watch the Legislature

By Patrick Grubb President, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association In 1869, the Daily…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

Commentary: This year, can you let trust win out over hate?

By Jim Daly War is an ugly thing. Property is destroyed. Men…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

Before turning the page on the November election, here are a few questions to ponder.

John Cole | Scranton Times-Tribune

Trump impeachment trial is Chief Justice Roberts’ nightmare

A presidential impeachment trial in the Senate is one man’s worst nightmare.…

  • Jan 1st, 2020
John Cole | Scranton Times-Tribune
Dave Granlund | Politicalcartoons.com

Commentary: Who will win the 2020 presidential election? Don’t ask

Ten months ago, I gave readers of this column an early preview…

  • Dec 30th, 2019
Dave Granlund | Politicalcartoons.com
Christopher Weyant |The Boston Globe

Commentary: Why demagogues were the Founding Fathers’ greatest fear

There has been much talk lately among both Democrats and Republicans of…

  • Dec 30th, 2019
Christopher Weyant |The Boston Globe
Michael Kountouris

Commentary: As the world rejects refugees, here’s how to help

Last Friday, in a grim prelude to Christmas, China and Russia vetoed…

  • Dec 27th, 2019
Michael Kountouris
Daryl Cagle | Cagle Cartoons

Impeachment’s sidecar — a resolution of non-exoneration

Commentary: Impeachment’s sidecar — a resolution of non-exoneration

  • Dec 27th, 2019
Daryl Cagle | Cagle Cartoons
Dave Whamond | Politicalcartoons.com

Commentary: Our political system urgently needs an overhaul. Start with these 7 steps

By Adlai E. Stevenson III Chicago Tribune As historian Arnold Toynbee taught…

  • Dec 25th, 2019
Dave Whamond | Politicalcartoons.com

Walmart shaming shows country’s class divide

In case you still don’t realize it, even before you struggle out…

  • Dec 25th, 2019

A gift idea for a troubled relationship: intervention

Appointment flap is latest dispute in protracted rift between Senate Republicans and Lt. Gov. Habib.

Dave Granlund | Politicalcartoons.com

Commentary: McConnell, not Democrats, responsible for lack of legislation

By Carl P. Leubsdorf The Dallas Morning News At rallies and in…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019
Dave Granlund | Politicalcartoons.com
Lyndon Cozzutto

Commmentary: Wild Olympics — wilderness label comes with a cost

By James Preisinger Congressman Derek Kilmer’s H.R. 2642 “Wild Olympics Wilderness and…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019
Lyndon Cozzutto

Here’s what you had to say on the topic of homelessness

Here’s what you had to say on the topic of homelessness

  • Dec 21st, 2019

You Decide

A week ago, the Opinion page carried columns written by Aberdeen’s outgoing…

  • Dec 21st, 2019

GHC refining vision and mission on the eve of its 90th year

By Dr. Jim Minkler Ask most any administrator in higher education, most…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
Monte Wolverton

Trump steering GOP off a cliff; who will grab the wheel?

By Dave Gauger President Donald J. Trump has destroyed the Republican Party…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
Monte Wolverton
Sarah Monroe

We need to heal ourselves before we can handle homelessness in a healthy way

By The Rev. Sarah Monroe Grays Harbor is not unique in its…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
Sarah Monroe
Erik Larson and Sarah Monroe offer their perspectives on responding to homelessness.

Let’s talk about homelessness; new Opinion page feature kicks off with a problem that almost seems to defy solutions

Our new Opinion page feature called You Decide debuts today and we’re…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
Erik Larson and Sarah Monroe offer their perspectives on responding to homelessness.