Commentary

Comment: Mississippi town admits its civil rights injustices

In declaring Fannie Lou Hamer Day, Winona, Miss., aknowledges the assaults on Hamer and other civil rights workers.

Comment: Suddenly, big boring companies look good to workers

With tech firms facing leaner times, good pay and a 401(k) have more appeal than a foosball table.

Comment: Despite what you’re hearing, plastic recycling works

Recycling needs more investment and regulation, but plastics are being turned into new products.

Comment: Documentary looks at U.S., before Roe; and after?

‘The Janes’ interviews women who risked prison for helping others get abortions before its legalization.

Commentary: Climate change a thorny problem for U.S. military

It’s affecting not just infrastructure, like ports; it’s heightening tensions among nations across the globe.

Comment: Hoping for heroes, we find humans after tragedy

We expect to see heroic acts and not hesitation; from police as well as from members of Congress.

Comment: No, ‘red flag’ laws don’t violate due-process rights

Used in 19 states, courts have found the laws’ structure fits withing the Constitution’s protections.

Comment: GOP relabels energy policy to call it ‘climate plan’

Hoping to make inroads with suburban voters, Republicans put a green tinge on ‘Drill, baby, drill!’

Comment: On things he can control, here’s Biden’s record

He can’t do much about gas prices; no president can. But here’s his good, bad and mixed grades.

Comment: Even if you don’t watch, Jan. 6 hearings matter

Their revelations won’t change any votes, but they will matter to the fate of the GOP and democracy.

Comment: Mental health professionals aren’t clairvoyant

They can’t predict who poses a threat of gun violence. But one simple step could help: An age limit.

Comment: Lack of studies leaves us flying blind with Paxlovid

The covid treatment is effective for older patients, but data is thin on whether it’s helping others.

Comment: Laws to limit gun violence go back to 19th century

Then, cheap pistols drove gun violence and sparked often-effective legislation to rein in their abuse.

Comment: Don’t fall for TV ads’ climate case for Snake dams

Alternatives to the dams’ power are ready now and their removal would aid the recovery of salmon.

Comment: It’s possible to limit gun violence; we did it here

Laws passed in Washington and other states can be a model for national legislation in Congress.

In this Saturday, June 29, 2019, photo, Cindy Bullock, Timpanogos Academy secretary, participates in shooting drills at the Utah County Sheriff's Office shooting range during the teacher's academy training, in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah. About 30 teachers in Utah are spending their summer learning how to stuff wounds and shoot guns as part of a training held by police to prepare educators for an active shooter scenario in their schools. (AP Photo/ Rick Bowmer)

Viewpoint: Can armed teachers make schools more safe or less?

There are a few incidents where an armed teacher ended a threat, but the drawbacks are numerous.

In this Saturday, June 29, 2019, photo, Cindy Bullock, Timpanogos Academy secretary, participates in shooting drills at the Utah County Sheriff's Office shooting range during the teacher's academy training, in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah. About 30 teachers in Utah are spending their summer learning how to stuff wounds and shoot guns as part of a training held by police to prepare educators for an active shooter scenario in their schools. (AP Photo/ Rick Bowmer)

Comment: Is ‘more dead cops; fewer dead kids’ best we can do?

As a police officer I know that more guns doesn’t lead to more safety. Handing guns to teacher is madness.

Comment: Supreme Court’s leak probe could prove damaging

Dealing with the leak internally, among the justices would be good. The leaker stepping forward would be best.

Comment: Xenophobia of ‘great replacement’ leads only to tragedy

Fear of immigrants has hit the U.S. in waves, but America’s strength is found in its diverse cultures.

Comment: Do we need to see what these guns do to children?

We see the crosses and flowers; yet we shrug. We are not moved to act. What if we were shown the carnage?