Commentary

Comment: Democrats, listen up: Fetterman is no policy wonk

The Senate candidate’s lack of specifics conveys an openness to compromise and a spirit of pragmatism.

 

Comment: Judicial branch may learn there are checks on it, too

If GOP jurists take their activism too far, they may find themselves out of step with voters and the other two branches.

 

Comment: FDA, ‘Big Bottle’ let parents down; time for change

The European Union has better health and safety standards and a more resilent formula supply chain.

 

Comment: Why was population boom report ignored for 50 years?

A 1972 report warned of a growing U.S. population. The numbers and impacts have only gotten worse.

Commentary: Workplaces have role in employees’ mental health

Employers need to create a stigma-free workplace and commit to policies that promote well-being.

People hold hands as they pray outside the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Viewpoints: When words seem to be all we have after tragedy

Talk is no small thing. Answering the hate that led to the murders in Buffalo requires words of substance.

People hold hands as they pray outside the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Comment: America needs a reparation plan; H.R. 40 isn’t it

While well-intentioned, it’s program of redress for descendants of slaves could be easily co-opted.

Comment: Elon Musk taking Henry Ford’s path; that’s a bad idea

Henry after initial success focused less on cars and more on publicity. Musk seems to be doing the same.

Comment: ‘Great replacement theory’ not just racist; it’s wrong

Less restrictive immigration policies are sought for a number of reasons, but the votes haven’t materialized.

Comment: Supporters of abortion access must get on same page

Haggling over words and demanding policy purity will end up ceding the advantage of public support.

Comment: Laws aimed at trans kids make everyone less safe

Using laws as a weapon against trans kids and families will undermine trust in the justice system.

Comment: What Trump’s election scorecard says about GOP voters

His mixed record on primary endorsements means GOP voters aren’t zombies, but Trumpism isn’t dead.

Comment: Expect more pandemics as climate crisis worsens

Loss of habitat is forcing more wildlife and human interactions, and opportunity for disease transmission.

Comment: Sending abortion to states won’t bring compromise

It may be the right thing to do, but the issue will only further divide Americans, 50 times over.

Comment: Biden can do lot of little things to fight inflation

Moves like resuming student loan payments and ending Trump’s tariffs can add up to lower inflation.

Comment: Racism that killed 10 in Buffalo has deep roots here

Only by confronting the racism that has animated white U.S. politics for generations can we address the problem.

Comment: Most of our leaders haven’t a clue about motherhood

Which explains the simplistic logic heard regarding the formula shortage and the pending abortion ruling.

Comment: Vice President Harris breaking a lot of Senate ties

What the 50-50 Senate— and where its moderates fall on votes — means for this Senate and the next.

Comment: Making sure youths, employers both get what’s needed

Meeting their shared goals for credentials after high school needs greater effort after the pandemic.

Comment: Saving planet matters more than saving a few birds

Why are we concerned about turbines killing birds and not about the neighborhood cats?