Opinion

Is left-wing satire a form of fake news?

2016 was the year when the line between parody and reality blurred to the point of vanishing.

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Trump has the habits of a showman, not a manager

The president-elect comes to the job with the habits of an entrepreneur and a showman, not a manager of large organizations.

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Russian efforts to undermine democracy clear

Putin wants to weaken Western democracies and the institutions that bind them together.

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Democrats can bounce back with help from GOP schisms

They need to develop more ideas and policies that appeal to working-class voters.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Republicans caved when faced with constituent outrage, so keep it up

If we really want to, we can make these suckers blink.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Exxon first, Earth second

Tillerson’s essential failure as chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil has been that he viewed climate change as a threat to the company’s bottom line rather than a signal to change course.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Will Obama’s achievements stand the test of time?

His ultimate standing may hinge on the degree to which his top achievements survive Trump’s presidency.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Doyle McManus: What do Trump supporters expect?

Even among his voters, Trump’s honeymoon could turn out to be short.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Ivanka Trump is not going to save us

It’s easy to be seduced by Ivanka — she really is smooth, not to mention beautiful — but keep your guard up.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Ann McFeatters: So long to 2016 and all the dumb things politicians said

What’ll politicians say next?

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Rex Huppke: Trump impeachment and other predictions for new year

Just how absurd will 2017 be?

  • Dec 30th, 2016

No Auld Lang Whine for 2017, just vigilance

I resolve never to say that the new president “is not my president.”

  • Dec 28th, 2016

We need to keep up search for truth amid torrent of media bashing

Some of the post-election media flagellation has been over the top.

  • Dec 28th, 2016

We’re very positive about our future here

The Quinault Nation sees great value in culturing positive relations.

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Trump, ‘Merry Christmas’ and a Happy New Year

Trump’s outsized personality tends to suck the mistletoe out of the room.

  • Dec 27th, 2016

Tweeting through the apocalypse: Trump’s drive-by foreign policy

Call it drive-by foreign policy, intended to take both adversaries and allies by surprise.

  • Dec 27th, 2016

The five safe things left to talk about

These days, discussing previously acceptable subjects such as the weather or health can lead to fistfights.

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

The lessons of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Anger, greed, and self-seeking are enemies of the Christmas spirit.

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Democrats shouldn’t be party of opposition

The problem is that the evidence for this strategy is weak.

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Tenth Amendment a reminder that people control their government

Federalism is at the core of the Bill of Rights

  • Dec 21st, 2016