Opinion Columns & Blogs


Stop pampering this 2-year-old presidency

As Donald Trump’s presidency lurches toward its second birthday, we have found one expert phrase - not from political science but real science - that describes what we have been witnessing. It’s Trump’s “Terrible Twos.”


Will Biden, Bernie and Beto go bust?

Promise me something: Over the coming weeks, whenever you hear a pundit or read a poll on the subject of who the 2020 Democratic nominee might be, you’ll flash back four years. You’ll remember predictions about the Republican nominee at this same point before the 2016 election.

Carbon tax initiative would charge fee on polluters, spend money on clean energy

Washington state's Initiative 1631 would place a $15-per-ton fee on carbon pollution, potentially generating billions of dollars for clean energy projects. Backers say it will mean cleaner air; opponents say it lacks accountability.