What happens if Trump goes on a pardon-fest?

Pardoning those around him might be great for them, but it wouldn’t necessarily help Trump.

  • Jul 21st, 2017

GOP has managed to produce gridlock all by itself

When one party manages to produce gridlock all by itself, something is seriously wrong.

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Time for Trump’s kids to go

Government service has collided head-on with family matters.

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Both parties responsible for health-care mess

Obamacare is now in worse shape than ever. And Obamacare was not exactly in good shape before.

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Why are we afraid of North Korea?

North Korea is a desperately poor country led by a desperately misguided regime.

  • Jul 18th, 2017

McConnell has few choices at this point

Republicans have become increasingly desperate to find a way to fulfill their campaign pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • Jul 17th, 2017

The reason Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a job

Only the Seattle Seahawks gave him a tryout, and they took a pass.

  • Jul 17th, 2017

America is in dire need of some dragons right now

I have spent the past several weeks praying that the world would not end before Sunday’s season premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

  • Jul 14th, 2017

The hypocrisy about Russia from left and right

Apparently, the people who used to hate the Soviets now like Russia.

  • Jul 14th, 2017
Yada, Yada, Yada: ‘Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

Yada, Yada, Yada: ‘Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

Is it the White House or Omega House?

  • Jul 14th, 2017
Yada, Yada, Yada: ‘Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

Solomon Jones: Trump supporters refuse to see what’s clearly in front of them

The worst part is the strange state of denial that has gripped Trump’s largely white base of support.

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Training in media literacy in order

Educators are pushing to improve news, media, and bias literacy.

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Voter fraud commission very quickly runs into roadblocks

The principal resistance has come from the nation’s secretaries of state, many of them Republicans.

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Trump’s press-bashing is historically undignified

Once a free press goes away, the rest of bedrock liberty — freedom of religion, speech and peaceable assembly — soon disappears too.

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Be radical; be a moderate

We’re extreming ourselves to death.

  • Jul 7th, 2017

It’s been a few days since United did anything terrible

The company has been going through a rough patch of late on the public relations front.

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Trump, China, videos and North Korea

As much as some hate to admit it, Trump has his virtues, but tweets are not one of them.

  • Jul 5th, 2017

What I did on my summer vacation — talk about Trump

Europeans who once resented our superpower status now express sympathy for our troubles — even nostalgia for American leadership.

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Michael Hiltzik: Taking a closer look at that study of Seattle’s minimum wage increase

The University of Washington study spells trouble for supporters of minimum wage increases.

  • Jul 4th, 2017