Opinion

The Dangerous Consequences of Bias | Wim Laven

It must be said upfront: not all bias is bad—some of them are essentially heuristics, shortcuts that help us process patterns — but some bias… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, May 18

Today’s cartoon is by Peter Kuper, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2020

I’m joining the circle supporting Simmons | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am pleased to announce my support for Tarra Simmons for state representative. As a lawyer, civil rights activist, and national-level political… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, May 17

Today’s cartoon is by Christopher Weyant, The Boston Globe.… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2020

Class of 2020: Can You Hear Me Now? | Peter Funt

Thank you, Class of 2020! It’s an honor to be delivering your college commencement address, even with this awkward Zoom connection. Testing … I’m sorry… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2020

The Fake ‘Obamagate’ Is Trump’s New Birther Con | Dick Polman

Trump’s pathetic competitive obsession with his predecessor knows no bounds, and now that his deadly failures are being fully exposed, he actually thinks he can… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, May 16

Today’s cartoon is by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune.… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2020

Restarting The Economy Shouldn’t Be A Life Or Death Decision | Rich Manieri

My mother texted me a photograph on Sunday. That doesn’t sound like a newsworthy occasion, but mom had never texted anything to me or anyone… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, May 15

Today’s cartoon is by Bill Day, Tallahassee, Florida.… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2020

Racism and the National Soul | Robert C. Koehler

How deep does American racism go? And is it possible to uproot it? Or will it simply — endlessly — shift shape, wrap itself in… Continue reading

For Trump, It’s Mission Accomplished | Mel Gurtov

“We have met the moment and we have prevailed,” Donald Trump said at a news briefing May 11. “The moment” is quite a departure from… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, May 14

Today’s cartoon is by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2020

Refusing to Wear a Mask is America at its Worst | Dick Polman

There are many things I love about my country. But “rugged individualism,” when taken to its extreme, does not make my list. Nor does religious… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, May 13

Today’s cartoon is by Angel Boligan, El Universal, Mexico City, www.caglecartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2020

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, America’s Billionaires Thrive and Prosper | Lawrence Wittner

Although most Americans currently face hard times, with unemployment surging to the levels of the Great Depression and enormous numbers of people sick or dying… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, May 12

Today’s cartoon is by Dave Granlund, PoliticalCartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2020

Trump Botched All This | Tom H. Hastings

OK, I have seen, in my life, Eisenhower and Kennedy and Johnson and Nixon botch Vietnam. I have seen Reagan botch the Euromissile crisis alongside… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, May 11

Today’s cartoon is by Nikola Listes, Croatia, politicalcartoons.com.… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2020

Climate change makes bad things even worse | Letter to the editor

To the editor: While we all know about climate change, last weekend, I got to understand how it has contributed to the current COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2020

Candidate will stop city’s go-go growth | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Lisa Neal is exceptionally well qualified to fill the city council vacancy in the Bainbridge South Ward. She has a brilliant legal… Continue reading