Opinion Newsletter


Plutocrats vs. democracy

No matter how well conservatives do in elections, there is always an undercurrent of fear that the great unwashed will vote in left-wingers who will...

Paul Krugman

All charter amendments are worthy of consideration

The misguided message that voters should just dismiss all 12 amendments without weighing both pros and cons is crass, cynical and presumes voters ...

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Pierce County gets all risks, no rewards for surging oil train traffic

The surge in train traffic has created an unprecedented risk to our people, our economy, our traffic and our environment.

An oil-tank train with crude oil from the Bakken shale fields of North Dakota travels near Staples, Minnesota, in April.

Latest Obamacare fix proposal would only make things worse

Despite the fix, the individual mandate would remain coercive, people would still find themselves losing their existing coverage, and the law would...

Ramesh Ponnuru

Stalemate with IS

Although we don't have Islamic State fighters on the run, neither are they continuing to grab new territory.

Doyle McManus