Opinion Newsletter


Washington’s in sore need of a second medical school

If you live outside the urban Puget Sound region, access to basic health care is on life support.

Mikal Thomsen

At 50, ‘My Girl' reflects less fractured time in pop culture

“My Girl” by the Temptations is one of those songs everybody knows. It is the most perfect thing ever recorded.

Advice for picking my future in-laws

We elders have some rights in the matter. At least when a promising relationship ripens to its fullest and sweetest, we deserve the courtesy of getting...

'Jihadi John' studied at my radical university

The ideological climate felt conducive for radicalization; it was a place where extremism could fester.

Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born man from London, has reportedly been identified as the masked man behind videos of Islamic State beheadings. He's shown in this still from an ISIS video from Sept. 14, 2014.

Can we draw any lessons from the Martin shooting?

So what’s the fallout? Did Trayvon Martin die for nothing?