Opinions

2018-10-31 11:08:17
by Leonard Pitts
Trump Sets a Poisonous Tone

Rob Rogers is an editorial cartoonist who was fired in June after 25 years with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His departure, he ... Read More

Rob Rogers is an editorial cartoonist who was fired in June after 25 years with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His departure, he said, came after weeks of tension with a publisher who wanted a more pro-Trump stance. Read More

2018-10-31 00:22:14
by Sean O'Brien
Missing the Moment

It was a cold Midwestern night but the campaign rally was filled to capacity. The man they had all come ... Read More

It was a cold Midwestern night but the campaign rally was filled to capacity. The man they had all come to see, the one who’d electrified them with promises and slogans... Read More

2018-10-30 13:55:15
by Mary Sanchez
Independent Candidate in Kansas Underscores a Broken Political System

Kathleen Sebelius might as well be spitting into the Kansas wind. Don't try this. People who have stood against the ... Read More

Kathleen Sebelius might as well be spitting into the Kansas wind. Don't try this. People who have stood against the blistering gales of the prairie can attest to the futility. And yet Sebelius, a former Kansas governor and U.S. ... Read More

2018-10-30 11:08:18
by Rachel Marsden
Will a Multipolar World Be Trump's Legacy?

It's obvious that U.S. President Donald Trump's interests closely adhere to those of his favorite programs on Fox News. ... Read More

It's obvious that U.S. President Donald Trump's interests closely adhere to those of his favorite programs on Fox News. I should know -- I used to co-host a Fox News show. When I asked at one point why we ... Read More

2018-10-23 23:51:08
by Rachel Marsden
Did Americans Help Train Khashoggi's Killers?

After initial denials, Saudi Arabia has admitted that Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi died inside its ... Read More

After initial denials, Saudi Arabia has admitted that Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi died inside its consulate in Istanbul earlier this... Read More

2018-10-19 18:07:07
by Anne Kim
Socialists Won't Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging.

Candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists and the progressive left have pushed hard this cycle for a campaign agenda heavy ... Read More

Candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists and the progressive left have pushed hard this cycle for a campaign agenda heavy on government giveaways, such as free health care (“Medicare for All”), free college... Read More

2018-10-17 04:23:48
by John Kass
Democrats Shame Kanye West to Protect Themselves

When Kanye West condemned a Republican president after Hurricane Katrina smashed New Orleans, Democrats and their media biscuit eaters weren't ... Read More

When Kanye West condemned a Republican president after Hurricane Katrina smashed New Orleans, Democrats and their media biscuit eaters weren't all that upset. Many were overjoyed that West, the megastar from... Read More

2018-10-17 04:21:26
by Robert B. Reich
The Truth About the Trump Economy

I keep hearing that although Donald Trump is a scoundrel or worse, at least he's presiding over a great economy. "... Read More

I keep hearing that although Donald Trump is a scoundrel or worse, at least he's presiding over a great economy. "The single biggest story this year is an economic boom that is durable and lasting," White House... Read More

2018-10-17 04:05:06
by Rachel Marsden
American Support of Saudi Arabia Has Backfired in a Big Way

PARIS -- Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist working for the Washington Post, is believed to have been murdered inside... Read More

PARIS -- Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist working for the Washington Post, is believed to have been murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and now the spotlight is shining brightly on U.S.-Saudi relations. Saudi Arabia long... Read More

2018-10-17 04:02:27
by Leonard Pitts
Young People, the GOP Is Scared of You

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of ... Read More

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of you. Maybe you find that hard to believe. Maybe you wonder how the party can be scared of you -- ... Read More

2018-10-14 14:01:51
by Leonard Pitts
America Doesn't Shrug

What if the end of the world came and nobody noticed? It's not quite an idle question. You see, something ... Read More

What if the end of the world came and nobody noticed? It's not quite an idle question. You see, something remarkable happened last week. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists... Read More

2018-10-13 04:04:36
by Mary Sanchez
The GOP is Writing Off Young Women, and Will Suffer for It

One deftly worded tweet. That's all it took for a 19-year-old college student to school GOP pooh-bah Mike Huckabee about... Read More

One deftly worded tweet. That's all it took for a 19-year-old college student to school GOP pooh-bah Mike Huckabee about voter demographics. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, likes to let loose his stilted wit on Twitter, and the other day... Read More

Progressives’ War on Big Business Will Hurt Workers

When Amazon announced last week that it would pay all of its U.S. employees a minimum of $15 an hour — ... Read More

When Amazon announced last week that it would pay all of its U.S. employees a minimum of $15 an hour — more than double the minimum wage — CEO Jeff Bezos called on “other large employers to join us.” No... Read More

American Statesmanship is Not Dead

Extreme partisanship, we are often told, is the new normal. Americans are sorting into clusters of the same opinions, we ... Read More

Extreme partisanship, we are often told, is the new normal. Americans are sorting into clusters of the same opinions, we choose our media diets so that discordant views never enter our partisan echo chambers, and the... Read More

2018-10-09 23:37:52
by Rachel Marsden
Capitalism's Victory in Brazil Proves US Door-Kicking Isn't Necessary

What happened to America's obsession with Latin America? During the Cold War, it was pretty much all we ever heard ... Read More

What happened to America's obsession with Latin America? During the Cold War, it was pretty much all we ever heard about on the foreign policy front. These days, it's doubtful that U.S. leadership would spit on Latin... Read More

OP-ED: It’s Time to Come Together to Protect our Patients

Emergency physicians are America’s first line of medical defense. We come to the aid of patients at their most ... Read More

Emergency physicians are America’s first line of medical defense. We come to the aid of patients at their most critical times, often providing life-saving care. These dedicated physicians serve as the gateway to other areas... Read More

2018-10-09 11:15:04
by Robert B. Reich
Containing the Catastrophe

Anyone still unsure of how (or even whether) they'll vote in the midterm elections should consider this: All three branches ... Read More

Anyone still unsure of how (or even whether) they'll vote in the midterm elections should consider this: All three branches of government are now under the control of one party, and that party is under the control of Donald J. ... Read More

2018-10-08 11:42:09
by Leonard Pitts
The Republican Party has Clearly Lost Its Way

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican. Republicans may bristle at the verb, but it's ... Read More

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican. Republicans may bristle at the verb, but it's used advisedly. The lady admitted her party affiliation the way you would some personal failing. "I don't tell a . . . Read More

2018-10-06 00:38:11
by John Kass
Hypocritical Damon Uses Kavanaugh Portrayal as a Shield

Future historians probably won't devote entire volumes to Hollywood actor Matt Damon for his part in the grotesque savaging of ... Read More

Future historians probably won't devote entire volumes to Hollywood actor Matt Damon for his part in the grotesque savaging of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Sadly, Damon will most likely be just a footnote, some jester in... Read More

2018-10-06 00:35:03
by Mary Sanchez
Here's Wishing Jason Kander Strength -- and a Speedy Return to Public Life

When Barack Obama was asked about the future of the Democratic party in a final White House interview, without hesitation ... Read More

When Barack Obama was asked about the future of the Democratic party in a final White House interview, without hesitation he said one name: Missouri's Jason Kander. Obama likely recognized that Kander had the zest and charisma to enthrall voters, ... Read More

2018-10-06 00:05:49
by Anne Kim
When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses

Raising taxes is painful. That may be why, since 2010, 47 states and a number of cities have instead raised both civil ... Read More

Raising taxes is painful. That may be why, since 2010, 47 states and a number of cities have instead raised both civil and criminal fines and fees. These increases are often viewed as a conflict-free way to plug budget holes. Read More

2018-10-03 10:56:09
by Leonard Pitts
Where There's Doubt, Men Get the Benefit Thereof

Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here. It is a foolish and offensive line of reasoning, so ... Read More

Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here. It is a foolish and offensive line of reasoning, so naturally it has caught traction on the political right. Indeed, for some, it is an article of faith as the... Read More

2018-10-03 10:54:14
by Rachel Marsden
New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism

It's all laid out in black and white in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: "Inter-state strategic competition, not ... Read More

It's all laid out in black and white in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: "Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security." Last month, CIA Director... Read More

2018-10-02 11:48:34
by Robert B. Reich
America's Bullies

As a kid I was always a head shorter than other boys, which meant I was bullied -- mocked, threatened, ... Read More

As a kid I was always a head shorter than other boys, which meant I was bullied -- mocked, threatened, sometimes assaulted. Childhood bullying has been going on forever. But America has become a culture of bullying... Read More

2018-10-01 14:43:15
by Leonard Pitts
The Republicans Put On Quite a Show

Give the Republicans credit: they worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday's Senate Judiciary... Read More

Give the Republicans credit: they worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday's Senate Judiciary... Read More

2018-09-29 01:35:03
by Mary Sanchez
The Senate Judiciary Committee Sets a New Low

Hell hath no fury like an entitled man scorned. America met that man on Thursday, in all his caustic glory. ... Read More

Hell hath no fury like an entitled man scorned. America met that man on Thursday, in all his caustic glory. He's federal Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, now well on his way to becoming the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Read More

2018-09-27 11:08:52
by John Kass
Democrats, Kavanaugh and the Illness Deep Within the Bones of the Republic

It is tempting to watch the political spectacle of Democrats destroying Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as if it were ... Read More

It is tempting to watch the political spectacle of Democrats destroying Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as if it were only some shameful partisan circus. Read More

2018-09-26 11:28:46
by Leonard Pitts
'What Boy Hasn't Done This in High School?'

Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape. "What boy hasn't done this in high school?" she asks. "Please, I ... Read More

Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape. "What boy hasn't done this in high school?" she asks. "Please, I would like to know." Since she asked so nicely, I went on Twitter... Read More

2018-09-26 11:05:44
by Rachel Marsden
Social Media Propaganda Isn't Changing Any Functional Minds

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has ... Read More

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has been made of the role of social media. Read More

2018-09-25 11:26:35
by Robert B. Reich
Why I'm Betting on Millennials This Election Day

Millennials (and their younger siblings from Generation Z) are the largest, most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in... Read More

Millennials (and their younger siblings from Generation Z) are the largest, most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting-age population. On Nov. 6, they'll have the power to alter the... Read More

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