Opinion Newsletter


It’s spring, and time to call out the posies by name

I look forward to spring every year, and I follow a tradition my mother unknowingly started many years ago.

Reader columnist Karin Leeburg Larsen

SeaWorld mounts an unconvincing defense

The transparent disingenuousness of SeaWorld’s PR campaign reflects the corporation’s desperation.

SeaWorld trainer Ryan Faulkner, left, with killer whale Melia and Michelle Shoemaker, right, with killer whale Kayla work on a routine for a show at the theme park, in Orlando, Florida.

Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment

Radical changes in policies, procedures, attitudes and culture are needed in two of our biggest bureaucracies: the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Failure to raise gas tax leaves roads in ruins

We have allowed a transportation grid that was once the envy of the world to become an embarrassing wreck.

The GOP's death trap

A party working to reduce the taxes of the rich while cutting food stamps for the poor invites a public relations nightmare.

Robert J. Samuelson