Opinion

Changing opinions, not so much | The Petri Dish

What will you feel when the U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach President Donald J. Trump? Relief, satisfaction, frustration, anger? Maybe nothing at all?… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 14

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

  • Dec 14, 2019

Trump’s 149th week in office | In cartoons

It’s good to be king. But Donald Trump isn’t — and some folks don’t even want him to be president. Our cartoon chronicle of Donald… Continue reading

Gaslighting Grifter Governance | Tom H. Hastings

Yeah, Donald Trump lies constantly — several proven each day. However, he is the gatekeeper to grifting, as may be seen by not only his… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Dec. 13

Today’s cartoon is by Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald.… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Happy Birthday, Kay Nakao! | Guest Viewpoint

Kazuko “Kay” Sakai Nakao celebrates her 100th birthday Friday. As illustrated in Cameron Snow’s wonderful 2015 documentary about the Sakai family, Kay is a heck… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Republicans Promote Know-Nothingness During Impeachment Hearings | John L. Micek

It’s not often that you get to watch what conservative author Tom Nichols has called “the death of expertise” unfold in real time. But that’s… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Dec. 12

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

  • Dec 12, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 11

Today’s cartoon is by Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald.… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2019

’Tis the Season for Phony Outrage and Made Up Controversies | Rich Manieri

Thanks in large part to social media, and in equally large part to the mean-spirited discourse of the day, virtually anything can be turned into… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

City should hire local for its new police chief | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I have long been perplexed as to why we canvas the entire nation for a new police chief. Is the job so… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Dec. 10

Today’s cartoon is by David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star.… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Envisioning A United World | Robert C. Koehler

Let’s bomb Iowa! Or maybe Texas or Michigan or Nebraska … Oh wait, I got confused for a second. Those places are part of America… Continue reading

A Presidential Speech The World Needs To Hear | Winslow Myers

“Good evening, my fellow Americans. “I want to speak frankly with you tonight about a reality that the nuclear powers have so far refused to… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Dec. 9

Today’s cartoon is by Bob Englehart, Middletown, Connecticut.… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2019

Read Any Good Books by Dogs Lately? | Danny Tyree

If you’re tired of running around in circles to find a Christmas gift for the dog lovers on your list, I know just the thing… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, Dec. 8

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

  • Dec 8, 2019

Tree massacre at Waterfront Park | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Undoubtedly the city has already received many agonized letters about the shocking decision to cut down 17 trees and do “significant pruning”… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2019

Looking for a new chair | The Petri Dish

We knew it would happen. It’s a wonder it took this long. Tim Eyman, the initiative impressario, political provacateur and human heartburn for a generation,… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 7

Today’s cartoon is by Jeff Parker, Florida Today.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2019