Commentary

Comment: By playing fair on districts, Democrats may lose

Blue states that switched to nonpartisan redistricting are allowing red states to take advantage of gerrymandering.

Comment: Hot economy cools drive for student loan debt relief

Wage growth among younger workers and job openings aren’t making the case for continued debt relief.

Comment: Liz Cheney points to crime Trump, others might face

The tweets Cheney released got the attention, but it’s what she said after that may matter most.

Comment: Overturning Roe would restore court’s proper role

The U.S. Supreme Court has acted as an ‘oracle’ for decades; it needs to limit its scope of authority.

Comment: Texas abortion providers court ‘win’ precedes losses

The limited ruling regarding Texas’ SB 8 foreshadows the losses to come for abortion rights.

Comment: A closer look at inflation and what to watch for

An economist discusses its cause, when it becomes a problem and how to — carefully — address it.

Comment: Why Post and peers aren’t jumping all over ‘that’ leak

A leaked set of PowerPoint slides may be key to the Jan. 6 probe. Or it may be a lot of nothing.

Comment: With apologies to good Karens; it’s a meme we need

Using Karen as shorthand for the white and privileged hall monitors of life is unfair, but necessary.

Handwritten messages are left at the memorial site at the memorial site on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 outside Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., after a 15-year-old allegedly killed these four classmates, and injured seven others in a shooting inside the northern Oakland County school one week earlier. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

Comment: Absent stricter gun laws, how do we protect kids?

School shootings hit a record high this year. There are steps that can prevent violence and save lives.

Handwritten messages are left at the memorial site at the memorial site on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 outside Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., after a 15-year-old allegedly killed these four classmates, and injured seven others in a shooting inside the northern Oakland County school one week earlier. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

Comment: Housing need too great not to approve county tax

To address a dire lack of affordable housing, the county should adopt a modest sales tax increase.

Comment: Put sales tax increase for housing before voters

The County Council is moving too quickly and without a sense for the public’s support of a new tax.

Comment: Subpoena fight shouldn’t distract from Jan. 6 crimes

If the congressional panel focuses too much on forcing testimony they can lose focus on what happened.

Comment: Why you should worry about Amazon’s opaque cloud

Amazon Cloud Services facilitate much in our digital lives, but Amazon is mum when things go south.

Comment: A cheer for Congress avoiding default, but that’s it

Both parties have secured deal until 2023, but Democrats were capable of doing away with it for good.

Comment: What’s changed for Fox News to lose sense of shame?

A Fox host in 2008 lost her job over the Obamas’ ‘terrorist fist jab.’ Now, comparing Fauci to a Nazi meets silence.

Comment: Why the Biden economy is actually pretty good

Biden has made his economic mistakes, but taking inflation in trade for recession was the right call.

Comment: As robots replace workers, a crisis of masculinity?

How should men cope when more blue-collar labor goes to robots and traditional roles evolve?

Comment: Russian opinion may check Putin’s ambition in Ukraine

Like most politicians, Putin is willing to sacrifice long-term goals for short-term survival.

Comment: Yes to boosters, but no to mandating them

There’s little evidence boosters will reduce severe illness and hospitalizations. Focus on the unvaccinated.

Comment: History reveals Putin’s plans for subservient Ukraine

Even without an invasion, Russia intends to make its neighbor a partner that has ‘chosen’ to align with it.