We have a lot to learn from this election

We all have a lot to contemplate after this election cycle, including some ugly truths it has revealed about our nation.

  • Oct 14th, 2016

Masculinity’s in a sorry state

America may elect a real female president. But judging by the men talking loudly, constantly about “toughness,” “stamina” and the sorry state of their gender, it seems American masculinity is still in crisis.

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Gina Barreca: Sorry, Trump, we’re no longer running on man-time

It’s the math enabling Trump to justify having a wife just a decade older than his daughter and a son who’s not as old as some of his jokes.

  • Oct 11th, 2016

Boomers’ monumental quagmire in Iraq

How ironic then that the best and brightest of the baby boomers have in their own way replicated the missteps of their predecessors.

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Mary Curtis: So the Republican Party finally gets Trump?

It took the mental image of their own child and/or spouse looking up to, or perhaps being in a room alone with, a man who casually chats about groping women against their will — labeled sexual assault in criminal codes — before GOP leaders could see the light and decide that harsh criticism, not lukewarm justification, was warranted?

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Jonathan Bernstein: Two qualified candidates, one low-key debate

Neither Indiana Gov. Mike Pence nor Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was pressed at all on his qualifications for the job, or on his readiness tobecome president if necessary.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

The Supreme Court’s docket is pretty sleepy — and that’s goodBy Mike SacksLos Angeles Times

The drama went off the docket this year for two reasons.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Big Sugar wasn’t alone

Nutrition industry took on the Big Tobacco template

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Dick Meyer: Saving democracy too important to be left to politicians

Stopping Trump is too important to be left to politicians

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Fawn Sharp: Why stand up for Standing Rock?

What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves

  • Oct 4th, 2016

Guest editorial: Drag racing just isn’t compatible with the surroundings

Neighbors around Elma Airport object the racing noise

  • Oct 1st, 2016

Doyle McManus: Trump failed the commander in chief test. Badly

When candidates cite their children as experts, it’s a safe bet they haven’t studied the issue themselves.

  • Sep 29th, 2016

Martin Schram: Republicans left with post-debate buyer’s remorse

In a real sense, millions of Americans got to know Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton a lot better after spending an hour-and-a-half with them in their parlors, living rooms and rec rooms.

  • Sep 29th, 2016

Walter Shapiro: Donald Trump and the second battle of the sexes

After controlling himself for the first two questions, Donald Trump discarded all the advice that he must have received from debate handlers.

  • Sep 28th, 2016

Andres Oppenheimer: We need answers about Trump’s foreign policy stances, international business

There are many other reasons to worry, including the fact that Trump would be the Islamic State’s dream president — one who would unite the whole Muslim world against the United States.

  • Sep 24th, 2016

RedBlueAmerica: Who will save America’s white underclass?

We’re talking about multiple states where a significant chunk of the white working class struggles to get by.”

  • Sep 24th, 2016

Doyle McManus: Terrorism emerges again as issue in presidential campaign

It’s dangerous to call anything unprecedented, but I can’t remember a presidential campaign in which the candidates accused each other of being in league, wittingly or not, with the nation’s worst enemies.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016

Martin Schram: Civility in our time: A presidential debate strategy memo

In debates, it’s the debater whose prime job is challenging and even questioning his opponent. Moderators aren’t supposed to be the event’s central interrogators.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016

Heidi Stevens: A fight club that’s perfectly OK to talk about

New book is called “Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (For a Sexist Workplace)”

  • Sep 21st, 2016

Dahleen Glanton: MLK’s children sadly forget their father’s teachings

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave so much of himself to us that most African-Americans feel as though he was ours. But his children have guarded his legacy as if it only belonged to them.

  • Sep 20th, 2016