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Comment: Global response to Ukraine war a map to fight hunger
Having avoided a catastrophe if Ukrainian grain shipments had ended, here’s what went right and what can be built on.
Comment: Watch Apple TV’s climate drama for science, not the story
‘Extrapolations’ is flawed but offers a compelling argument against muddling along on climate interventions.
Comment: Thoughts on an unprecedented indictment
Two UW professors of political science discuss the potential consequences for Trump and the nation.
Comment: Mature forests do more for climate, wildlife, water
Managed as real forests, and not tree farms, state lands can sequester carbon and provide other benefits.
Comment: Snake River dams’ benefits replaceable; salmon aren’t
Work to replace the dams’ power, transportation and irrigation must begin now to save salmon and more.
Comment: Wealth tax would bring equity, revenue to aid families
State legislation to tax wealth of more than $250 million could support meaningful programs.
Comment: What a century of U.S. shipbuilding, crews have meant
The Jones Act, passed in 1920, is celebrated for what it’s meant for jobs, safety and the environment.
Comment: In Trump’s tale of two cities, it’s the worst of times
Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago are his once and current refuges. One now is haunted by ghosts; the other by ghouls.
Comment: Lawmakers should take housing bond plan to voters
Bonds can fund the construction that can make housing affordable. But voters must make the call.
Comment: OPEC’s sudden cut a sign of doubts over oil’s future
Look at where OPEC countries are investing their profits; it’s not in more crude oil production.
Comment: Wisconsin shows Trump isn’t GOP’s only headache
A win for Democrats in a court race continues a streak that complicates Republicans’ path in 2024.
Comment: It’s not Starbucks, but Schultz who doesn’t get it
Employees’ demands for a union are just business; they don’t want to trust that a ‘benevolent’ CEO will look out for them.
Comment: Meddling by prescription ‘middlemen’ needs to end
Lawmakers are considering reforms that would stop benefit mangers from swapping prescription drugs.
Fact Check: There is no ‘epidemic’ of transgender mass shooters
Claims by right-wing personalities of a ‘clear epidemic’ don’t stand up to the facts and smiple math.
Comment: CDC needs to make rebuilding public trust top priority
In the pandemic’s early months, the CDC allowed the White House to suppress what it knew about covid.
Comment: Community mental health services are in acute need
Problems for providers in attracting and retaining staff call for the state to boost Medicaid support.
Comment: Trump a ‘stress test’ for the U.S., its institutions
His inevitable calls for violence and our response to them will say as much about our democracy as they do about him.
Comment: Lawmakers must provide equity to charter school kids
Unable to seek local levies, charter schools receive less per-student funding than public schools.
Commentary: Elon Musk wants chatbots to pause; it’s too late
We’re all guinea pigs for an utterly new and potentially flawed technology with few guardrails in place.
Comment: You know whose deposits aren’t safe? The unbanked.
Some 6 million Americans have no access to bank services. A new federal program is working to change that.