Working Families Tax Credit is break where it’s most needed

Kudos to Willie Dickerson for pointing out in his letter to the editor a true boost for millions of struggling Americans: the Working Families Tax… Continue reading

Commentary: Counting the costs of climate-driven disasters

Some of the assessments may overestimate damage costs but underestimate losses to the economy.

Commentary: Reforms at state prisons protecting lives, safety

Reforms by lawmakers and the Department of Corrections are addressing the needs of all concerned.

County executive’s veto on signs was right move

Bravo to County Executive Dave Somers for taking action against digital signs in rural areas (“County exec issues rare veto to limit rural business signs,”… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 8

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

Editorial: Kids need more than 13 minutes for lunch

A state audit recommends more time for school lunches and moving recess before lunch, rather than after.

Expanding on reasons why reader voted for Trump

I would like to “fix” a recent letter to the editor detailing the 10 reasons the reader voted for Trump: Ten reasons why I voted… Continue reading

Growth placing pressure on wildlife, ourselves

I watch a deer family meandering through our neighbor’s yard, stopping to nibble or rest under the stand of native evergreens. A doe stops to… Continue reading

McArdle: WeWork only lastest tech ‘unicorn’ to lose its magic

Promising revolution — rather than evolution — attracts venture capital but doesn’t guarantee success.

Petri: Mattis has plenty to say about bad leaders; not Trump

The Marine Corps wouldn’t have tolerated a poor leader, not that I’m thinking of anyone in particular.

Rampell: Democrats need to fight Trump on his War on Children

The Trump administration has caged them and denied them benefits. That ought to be a campaign issue.

Robinson: The tempest outlined with a Sharpie

In scheme of things, Dorian deserves more attention, but Trump’s map says so much about him.

Russians, racism, recession; it’s all untrue

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. False. Faux outrage. Racist, racist, racist, and yes, more racists. False. More faux outrage. No traction. Recession,… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Doing away with the charitable-industrial complex

Philanthropy can change lives, but that change won’t be for the better if it perpetuates the problem.

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Sept. 7

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

Petri: We give up, which means ‘soft targets,’ ideas of safety

Oh, we’ll give up other things, like schools and churches that aren’t fortresses. And loved ones, too.

Schwab: Some thoughts on prayers for us at loss for others

Prayer must work. It kept Dorian mostly away from the U.S., even if it meant destruction for the Bahamas.

Anti-abortion pregnancy services provide suspect counseling

In response to Ed Mohs’ Aug. 29 letter to the editor, “Many groups offer aid, support as alternative to abortion”: Lets talk about the ‘choices’… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 6

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

Editorial: How best to pay for national parks’ upkeep

Park fee increases, advertising and selling land won’t do. Another funding model offers promise.