Opinion Newsletter


Our health will benefit from taking actionon climate change

The twin issues of carbon pollution and air quality are of particular importance in Pierce County, as Tacoma and a portion of the county remain out...

Michael Yost

A tale of Pauline, the pope and the puppy

I have too much respect for Pauline and Francis to believe that either one of them would abandon us to an afterlife without our better-behaved animal...

Season’s greetings from the Obamas

This year has not been great. In fact, it has been a steaming lump of coal.

Five myths about gas taxes

History doesn’t support the idea that voters will punish politicians for raising the gas tax.

Putin's bubble bursts

Putin's Russia is an extreme version of crony capitalism. It all looked sustainable as long as oil prices stayed high.

Paul Krugman