Commentary

Comment: Facebook needs more than a name change to fix things

That type of cosmetic surgery ignores the reforms that are in Zuckerberg’s power to make immediately.

 

Comment: Parents being used in a campaign against education

Legislation pushing ‘parental rights’ doesn’t recognize kids’ needs to be exposed to a range of ideas.

 

Comment: Trump’s claims of privilege don’t pass ‘giggle test’

He can’t claim executive privilege because he’s no longer the executive. The intent of the law is clear.

 

Comment: Self-defense claims in face of privilege, boogeymen

Three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death claim fear as justification for hunting down a Black man.

Comment: Some airlines losing nerve on vaccine mandate

Reluctance to protect public health stands in contrast to WSU’s move to fire its football coach.

Comment: China’s missile silos don’t require new arms race

The United States has enough nuclear and conventional means to confront what could be a shell game.

Comment: GOP winning argument over voter ID, other laws

On photo ID, even Democratic voters in polls back such a provision; now Democrats are back-tracking.

Comment: Pandemic, economy shifting role of grandparents

Grandparents’ proximity to the immediate family can vary, but they often play a vital child-rearing role.

Comment: Powell, at all times, remembered where he came from

A phrase from the civil rights era tied Powell to his home and reminded him of his obligations.

Comment: ‘Supreme Court’s most momentous term’; aren’t they all?

There are often landmark cases, but sometimes the hyperbole gets ahead of the day’s commentators.

Comment: Black Friday deals may be stuck in the Pacific

As supply chain problems continue, expect retailers to pull back on their blowout deals this season.

Comment: Rolling Stone takes another shot at relevance

The venerable magazine had a history of hard-hitting journalism; now that’s trained on celebrities.

Comment: Computer model shows lives saved by covid vaccines

By comparing states’ stastics, researchers determined 140,000 lives were saved as of May 9.

Comment: Reversal on aspirin points to medicine’s headache

For most healthy people, we learning that some medical advice can do more harm than good.

Comment: Aiding child care businesses key to jobs, recovery

Legislation and programs are supporting child care providers in the state, but more can be done.

Comment: Domestic violence, abuse is everyone’s concern

Reports of domestic violence have risen this year. Know what it looks like and how to get help.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 file photo, floodwaters slowly recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, La. On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that a La Nina has formed, which can be bad news for parts of the parched West. It also could mean a more active Atlantic hurricane season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Viewpoints: What climate science can learn from forecasters

The ability to predict hurricanes shows the trust that can be built to prepare for climate change.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 file photo, floodwaters slowly recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, La. On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that a La Nina has formed, which can be bad news for parts of the parched West. It also could mean a more active Atlantic hurricane season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Comment: Pastors in ‘Blacked-Robed Regiment’ get history wrong

Trying to emulate Revolutionary War clergy, the conservative ministers dishonor the Founders’ ideals.

Comment: Ready to ditch Facebook? Here’s what to take with you

You can suspend or leave your account, but you should take the ‘memories’ you’ve posted with you.

Comment: Why the number of people quitting jobs is good news

Employment ‘churn’ is driving higher wages and can break the economy out of its low-productivity trap.