Commentary

Comment: Even building back smaller can still help families

Paring back Build Back Better may now be necessary to win some family and environment programs.

 

Comment: Harris has plan to help Dreamers; it’s time to use it

With other immigration efforts stalled in the Senate, the Biden administration can take executive action.

 

Comment: Putin counting on the West’s disunity over Ukraine

While the West haggles over definitions and goals, Putin can advance his objectives unchallenged.

 

Comment: Supreme Court ruling a big win for Jan. 6 committee

The decision means the Oval Office’s legal privileges don’t prevent presidents from being held to account.

Comment: Why Democrats willing to take loss on voting rights

With virtually no chance of success of passage, a vote on the issue will be useful during the mid-terms.

Comment: Why omicron gets past some — but not most — vaccinated

Our immune systems are diverse, for good reason. But that means vaccines offer less protection to about 1 in 5.

Comment: Religious objection to vaccines rooted in politics

Evangelicals saw the polio vaccine as a gift from God; opposition now aligns with their politics.

Comment: The heartbreaking miracle of the open door

The foundations of faith — generosity, grace and trust — allowed a synagogue to open its door without fear.

Comment: Cannabis rules slow research into covid treatments

While legal in many states, marijuana research is hampered by its federal Schedule I classification.

Comment: Putin may see invasion as key to his popular support

The Russian president saw his flagging support boosted following the invasion of Crimea in 2014.

Comment: What a ICU doctor tells a patient as covid advances

Medical staff can do everything in their power to save lives; too often, covid can do more to take lives.

Comment: Survey shows link between racism, election views

A poll shows those who acknowledge a racial advantage for whites show greatest concern for democracy.

Comment: Those with compromised immune systems need our help

Those undergoing cancer treatment and others can’t risk getting covid. We can help protect them.

Comment: Seeking a win, Biden ignores his promise of unity

Biden wasn’t wrong to pursue voting rights bills, but his defense of them risks further dividing the nation.

Comment: James Madison warned of the ‘mischiefs of faction’

Trump’s Republican Party, fearing exclusion from the power, seems to fit that description.

Comment: Honor King by passing voting rights legislation

Two bills in the U.S. Senate that would secure access to the vote would honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Comment: North Sound families need aid after flooding, cold

Generous donors have stepped forward, but more help and better coordination are needed to recover.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris stand together at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial as they arrive to attend an event marking the 10th anniversary of the dedication of memorial in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Viewpoints: Invoking King’s legacy without exhausting it

Where others ignore the context of King’s words, Biden spoke to the core of the civil rights leader’s legacy.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris stand together at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial as they arrive to attend an event marking the 10th anniversary of the dedication of memorial in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Comment: NPR holds master class in confronting Trump, Big Lie

Steve Inskeep’s interview allowed Trump to speak but sandwiched his falsehoods with facts and context.

Comment: Prince Andrew only adds to scandals’ weight on crown

While Queen Elizabeth remains beloved, the monarchy faces bitter times going forward.