Opinion Columns & Blogs


Democrats must not defeat themselves

Republicans are afraid they cannot stop Democrats from making big gains in November, so they’re trying to convince Democrats to stop themselves. For the sake of the nation, don’t fall for it this time.


If this isn't a trade war, what is it?

The escalating trade war between the United States and China poses crucial, though unanswerable, questions: Is this the beginning of the end of the post-World War II international trading system or will the present arrangements survive, as they have for 70 years?


Trump-Kim no match for Reagan-Gorbachev

An optimistic take on Donald Trump’s historic meeting Tuesday with Kim Jong Un is that it’s Geneva Redux – a reprise of the 1985 summit between Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that established their rapport, fundamentally altered relations between the superpowers and led within a few years to the end of the Cold War.


G-7 debacle proves Trump operating on different map

BERLIN – It is strange being in a foreign country and watching American post-World War II leadership – as practiced by presidents such as Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan – collapse into a heap of chaos, ignorance and self-indulgence.

Watch the illegal Sacramento car stunts that halted traffic

California Highway Patrol released video of the sideshows that stopped traffic on Sacramento streets and I-5 in the Pocket area. Ten vehicles were seized and 27 citations issued.