Milbank: In excusing Saudis, Trump friend blames America

The CEO’s financial ties to the Saudis might explain why he disregarded a journalist’s slaying.

Mothers, caregivers deserve appreciation for work

The spotlight has been on many groups of people lately, however, there is one silent group I would like to draw attention to because they… Continue reading

No stop-gap measures; get a full budget deal done by Friday

It is my sincere hope that Paul Rinaldi, the president of the Air Traffic Controllers Association and J. David Cox Sr., American Federation of Government… Continue reading

There really is no excuse for shutdown

Regarding Thursday’s Herald editorial (“FAA, U.S. aviation needn’t be hostage in shutdowns”), perhaps the legislators don’t understand that the shutdown is a consequence of legislators… Continue reading

Editorial: FAA, U.S. aviation needn’t be hostage in shutdowns

Legislation in Congress would keep air traffic controllers and others on the job — and paid.

Harrop: Time to shift focus from Democrats’ radicals

Safe in their own districts, those on the far left threaten the gains made by Democrats elsewhere.

McArdle: Democrats showing — sadly — they’ve learned from Trump

Democrats botched the rollout of the Green New Deal; their denials take a page from Trump’s playbook.

Milbank: Give hardest-working president in history a break

You think it’s easy crafting insults, shifting blame for the shutdown and attending MAGA rallies?

Concrete recycler’s impacts are being addressed

I am writing in response to Jan. 28 Herald article (“Proposed concrete recycling plant clears largest hurdle”). The article takes an adversarial position against Interwest… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Feb. 13

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Auto-enroll IRA can help more save for retirement

Legislation would sign up those whose employers don’t offer a savings plan but allow them to opt out.

Ignatius: Trump-Kim summit could mark path to safer world

We can’t expect a sudden stand-down by North Korea, but a phased process can create its own momentum.

Milbank: Drawing a line between fair criticism, anti-Semitism

A Democrat’s anti-Semitic tweet was appalling; her response and that of Democrats was promising.

No fines outlined in state lawmakers’ records bill?

I find it interesting that Sen. Jamie Pedersen did not add language regarding fines to his legislation regarding lawmakers and the Public Records Act (“Legislative… Continue reading

Rampell: Democrats’ big ideas must be honest about trade-offs

To avoid being the GOP of 2016, Democrats must be explicit on how they’re proposals will be paid for.

TSA agents can help prevent another shutdown

I would like to commend Robert Breisch for his Jan. 23 letter to the editor (“TSA agents should go off job to force end to… Continue reading

Commentary: Congress considers bills to rein-in robocallers

One would update wording that autodialers take advantage of. The other would crack down on spoofers.

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 12

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Milbank: Accidental AG Whitaker’s five minutes are up

With Democrats running House committees now, expect similar performances from Trump officials.