Opinion

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, March 25

Today’s cartoon is by Christo Komarnitski, Bulgaria.… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2018

Normalizing Violence | Robert C. Koehler

Addressing the Parkland shootings last month, and the apparent emergence of a movement for tougher, saner gun laws that has followed, a USA Today article… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, March 24

Today’s cartoon is by RJ Matson, Roll Call.… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

With Trump, the Joke’s Over | Peter Funt

All kidding aside: Donald Trump is no longer funny. Entertainers, writers, social observers — myself included — have relished taking shots at the president. And… Continue reading

Students: Time is Ripe to Add Gender to Gun Debate | Rob Okun

It’s time to listen to the students. Across the country, teenagers have walked out of classes, stood in holy silence, and delivered stirring speeches calling… Continue reading

Conservative Justice Gave Democrats a Path Back to Power | John L. Micek

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - If Democrats do manage to retake the House this fall, they might have to send a thank-you card to the chambers of… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, March 23

Today’s cartoon is by John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Military training in our communities sets a bad precedent | Guest Viewpoint

Most people recognize the need for adequate training of our military personnel, and appreciate the service and sacrifice of generations of men and women in… Continue reading

March Madness in the White House | Raging Moderate

And once again the crowd goes wild with a bad case of March Madness. The phrase is usually associated with the wacky zany antics surrounding… Continue reading

Think Outside the Protest Box | Rivera Sun

Protest. Petition. Call your senators. Nothing changes, right? No matter how large our demonstrations get, no matter how many millions of people write and petition… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, March 22

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

Breaking the ICE | Robert C. Koehler

Perhaps the best political news of the Trump era has been the emergence of sanctuary cities — city governments valuing the presence of immigrants and… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, March 21

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Trump’s Attacks Earth, Resistance and Innovation | Mel Gurtov

In 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world signed a “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity. The statement argued that “human beings and the natural world… Continue reading

The Obama-Clinton Soundtracks | Peter Funt

What the nation needs desperately as the 2018 Midterm Elections draw near is to hear more wisdom from Barack Obama and less venom from Hillary… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, March 20

Today’s cartoon is by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News.… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Are Supermarkets Becoming the Center of Your Life? | Tyrades!

I guess those shoppers were ahead of their time. My mother stumbled across some yellowing editions of our local newspaper from 1976 and 1977. One… Continue reading

Rep. Kilmer supports impending Farm Bill | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As a retired nurse I am dismayed that the Trump administration and congressional leaders have proposed cuts to the SNAP program (also… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2018

Today’s cartoon for Monday, March 19

Today’s cartoon is by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch.… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2018

Congratulations on a great event | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If you missed Weaving Histories at BIMA last month, you missed a wonderful exhibit and celebration of Black History Month. Congratulations to… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2018