Commentary

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.

Comment: If U.S. defaults on debt, dollar and more will fall

The consequences of default include a devalued dollar, bank failures, recession and surging inflation.

Comment: Inflation may stick if job and wage growth don’t slow

History suggests at least one of the two must ease if inflation is going to return to the Fed’s target.

Comment: GOP toiled for years to stoke government distrust

We’re seeing the result with virulent opposition to common-sense calls for pandemic precautions.

Comment: Now 50, Starbucks set tone for coffeehouse culture

Studied by others — and not always to sell coffee — Starbucks set expectations for retail spaces.

Comment: Kids’ vaccine won’t bring schools to ‘normal’ quickly

Distribution may not start until December, and some parents may be hesitant to vaccinate children.

Comment: Trump’s new favorite, OAN, was never ‘news’ at all

A Reuters’ investigation finds AT&T funding and a push from the top to defend Trump without question.

Comment: Why longer-lasting inflation might be a good thing

As long as wages keep pace, modest inflation can create conditions for a more stable U.S. economy.

"Salmon School," an exhibit featuring 350 glass salmon forms made by artisans from across the globe and organized by an Arlington artist, will be displayed at the upcoming UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. (Joseph Rossano)

Comment: Salmon art exhibit will send global climate message

Organized by an Arlington glass artist, ‘Salmon School’ will be exhibited at a UN climate summit.

"Salmon School," an exhibit featuring 350 glass salmon forms made by artisans from across the globe and organized by an Arlington artist, will be displayed at the upcoming UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. (Joseph Rossano)

Comment: Acknowledging Indigenous land often achieves opposite

Too often what is meant to honor misrepresents the past and only aknowledges the current ownership.

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