Opinion

Weaponizing the Virus | Mel Gurtov

China is “the central threat of our times,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in January 2020. Since then, the Trump administration has done everything… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, May 22

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

  • May 22, 2020

Learning To Live With Corona Hair | Jase Graves

It’s high time Americans accept a first-world side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I don’t mean those blasted directional floor stickers I can’t navigate… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2020

Thoughtful leadership is desperately needed | Letter to the editor

To the editor: My wish for Mother’s Day this year — that we all stay healthy in the age of Covid-19, and can take a… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, May 21

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

  • May 21, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, May 20

Today’s cartoon is by John Darkow, Columbia Missourian.… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2020

Sometimes a Rose Is More Than a Rose | Peter Funt

The rose bush outside our kitchen window is telling a different story this spring. Severely cut back each winter, it always rebounds as the weather… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2020

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, May 19

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

  • May 19, 2020

I should have asked: Why not wear masks? | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Why aren’t you protecting my life? While at Bainbridge Gardens this morning I was constantly turning corners and backing up to keep… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2020

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