Commentary

Comment: $6 trillion’s a lot of money; here’s why it’s a bargain

Biden’s plans would invest in infrastructure and families, solidifying American prosperity.

 

Comment: What Cheney’s wearied expression says about GOP

The Congresswoman is mourning the loss of a party’s soul, not over policy but over expedience.

 

Comment: All bets off until horse racing confronts drug issue

Although trainer Bob Baffert denies doping his horse, racing’s problems follow the money.

 

Comment: In ousting Cheney, meaning of ‘RINO’ has flipped

The Republican Party now appears to value allegiance to Trump over traditional policy issues.

Comment: Anti-trans laws using tested ‘save the kids’ rhetoric

The laws backers are using false threats to children, the same as past anti-civil rights efforts.

Comment: Cheney’s fate meant as a warning to others in GOP

Moderates, particularly at the state level, face being sidelined, too, as shown in Cheney’s Wyoming.

Comment: Justice Breyer should do what Ginsburg didn’t; retire

To give Biden the best shot at appointing a justice, Breyer should learn from his colleague’s error.

Comment: The Zoom era has changed our conversations

There’s less opportunity for lively cross-talk but a better chance for quieter speakers to be heard.

Comment: Eviction ban helpful, but it isn’t in CDC’s authority

The judge’s decision leaves the door open for Congress to pass a law that would grant that power, however.

Comment: Why its hard to explain April’s weak job numbers

Thanks to the pandemic and responses to it, the labor market could be hard to judge for some time.

FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 28, 2016, a man does maintenance work between razor wire-topped fences at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to all Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, saying the men had lost an average of more than 20 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Comment: It’s time to reform state’s sentencing reforms

Ending parole in favor of rigid sentences has been inequitable and hasn’t made communities safer.

FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 28, 2016, a man does maintenance work between razor wire-topped fences at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to all Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, saying the men had lost an average of more than 20 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Comment: STEM students get own day to sign and shine

Take a cue from athletics, local students are signing letters of intent to study STEM fields in college.

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Viewpoints: Facebook’s ‘court’ declines to give it an easy out

The social media giant’s oversight board refused responsibilities that belong to Facebook alone.

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Comment: When women sought independence they got Mother’s Day

Women’s suffrage leaders wanted recognition of their rights. They soon soured on a empty holiday.

Comment: Culture war could end child care’s bipartisan support

Recent accord over the benefits of child care could be upended by partisan political clashes.

Comment: Facebook’s problem isn’t Trump; it’s Facebook

Whether Trump is banned permanently or not won’t resolve the underlying problems of its power.

Fact check: Claims a poor foundation for infrastructure talks

Comparisons of Biden’s and the GOP’s plans haven’t accurately reflected what’s included in each.

Comment: Transition a chance to create a post-pandemic life

The journey of the Israelites out of Egypt offers an example through how they changed their society.

Comment: Rhetoric dismissing bridge spending ignores future

Pundits are right that fewer bridges are in poor condition, but they don’t mention the age of most spans.

Comment: Schools, businesses can legally mandate vaccination

Public and private entities have well-established authority to impose vaccination requirements.

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