Commentary

Comment: Roe v. Wade leaked draft ruling may not be last word

Between drafts of opinions, justices have changed their votes and reasonings before.

Comment: Even if we avoid recession, things could get tough

Those with money still have cash to spend, but the have-nots may find it takes more to get by.

Comment: Vaccines might have kept baby off my autopsy table

The autopsy showed pancreatitis, caused by a common bacterium. The baby’s parents had declined vaccination.

Comment: GOP’s ‘replacement theory’ has long history in U.S.

Conservative white voters, even since the days of the founders, feared non-white voters would outnumber them.

Comment: Teen wanting semiautomatic rifle is it’s own red flag

A law barring sales to those younger than 21 is little different than other age restrictions.

Comment: Health district, county merger can aid public health

An informal integration has worked well during the covid pandemic. It’s time to make this permanent.

Comment: Progressives contradict themselves on guns, policing

You can’t enforce stricter gun laws while cutting back on law enforcement and incarceration.

Comment: Uvalde police failed kids; our inaction does, too

Children, already braced for the next shooting, are beg to be protected. Our inaction values guns more.

Comment: Uvalde parents had reason to expect more from police

The contrast between public expectations and a shifting narrative of police response raises questions.

Comment: Our sadness, outrage lasts only briefly, just 4 days

As pain eases for most, it complicates efforts to use that urgency to pass legislation after mass shootings.

Comment: County mayors urge attention to public safety crisis

Recent legislation, a court decision and lack of resources have made resolving drug crimes difficult.

Comment: Voters must hear from candidates to inform choices

The League of Women Voters wants to hear from candidates and voters during the election season.

Crosses with the names of Tuesday’s shooting victims are placed outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 26. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Viewpoints: Until we stop gun deaths, we must mourn them

A memorial to gun violence on the National Mall should testify to our inability to save ourselves.

Crosses with the names of Tuesday’s shooting victims are placed outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 26. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Comment: After decades of school shootings we have no answers

Why? Because federal research into causes and possible solutions hadn’t begun until this September.

Comment: Americans welcoming Ukrainians; America isn’t

President Biden said the U.S. would accept 100,000 refugees, but immigration rules have prevented even that.

Comment: Finding sanctuary in nature offsets world’s horrors

A foreign correspondent returns from war and chaos to a cemetery’s stone bench to remember and breath.

Comment: A dysfunctional GOP will make it hard to end carnage

Content to let the outrage pass until the next shooting, Republicans won’t consider any ideas.

Comment: Gun violence debate must focus on good policy

The old lines of debate centered on reforms that would do little; let’s concentrate on effective ideas.

Comment: What many don’t grasp about the limits of free speech

The First Amendment’s protections are broad, up until words and actions cross the line into violence.

Comment: Job market, at least, looks headed for soft landing

Layoffs are rising but most are quickly finding work, providing a better balance of jobs and workers.