Commentary

FILE - Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif., on Dec. 3, 2020. The United Nations on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, released a new report on climate change. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Viewpoints: What future have we gotten our kids into?

A scientist looks at the dangers her children will face in the U.S. as climate change intensifies.

FILE - Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif., on Dec. 3, 2020. The United Nations on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, released a new report on climate change. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Comment: How a war against a cornered rat could end

Putin has implied the comparison before; here’s how the war in Ukraine and Putin’s fate could play out.

FILE - A flare burns natural gas at an oil well Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new federal oil and gas drilling and other energy-related actions after a federal court ruling blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Viewpoint: Some better news on slowing climate change

Recent research has shown climate change’s effects may not last as long; if we act quickly.

FILE - A flare burns natural gas at an oil well Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new federal oil and gas drilling and other energy-related actions after a federal court ruling blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Comment: Boy’s diabetes battle got attention of Biden, nation

Living with multiple insulin injections daily, his story points to the financial burden for his family.

Comment: Ukraine evokes empathy that’s both selfish, inspiring

Some of what we feel is tied to identifying with a similar culture, but some is out of admiration.

Comment; Ukraine flies a flag for a more assertive Europe

The shift in the EU’s power, and how that will play out, is just beginning, but it’s encouraging.

Comment: Corporate shunning adds to Putin’s sanction pains

Corporations, such as BP, are cutting ties with Russia because they want to distance themselves.

Comment: How can smart guy like Tucker Carlson sound so dumb?

Among other odd statements, Dollar Stores and litter are somehow to blame for climate change.

Comment: Covid has taken a toll on cancer prevention and care

But we can use strategies we used against covid to quickly improve access to screening and treatment.

Comment: Democracy’s foes find allies among America First

The secret, said the organizer of a conference, is ‘young white men,’ who will rule the country.

Comment: Sanctions can win war, if nations don’t pull punches

The League of Nations failed to keep the peace because it wasn’t fully behind the sanctions it imposed.

Comment: Women in Ukraine don’t want to fight; but they will

This isn’t about posing with firearms; it’s about a willingness to fight and die for their country.

Comment: Biden’s court pick makes case for being best choice

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s resume, her family’s story and her humanity speak to her fitness for the court.

Comment: How EPA can continue work even if hobbled by courts

A Supreme Court case could limit its regulatory power, but the agency has other ways to drive change.

Comment: Putin’s nuclear escalation and its dangers

Threatening the use of nuclear weapons is tempting to leaders. Even if a bluff; it’s dangerous.

Comment: Of course the court needs more than one Black voice

Racial identity is not monolithic; the court will benefit from the diversity that Judge Jackson offers.

Comment: Putin’s rule depends on labeling enemies and traitors

His attack on Ukraine is as much about mainting control of his own country. He may ultimately fail.

Comment: As he defends Putin, recall what Fox said of Tucker

Defending him in a slander suit, Fox lawyers said Tucker doesn’t state “actual facts” on his program.

Comment: Lawmakers lose interest in prisons’ racial disparity

Legislation to reform earned-time rules and reduce inequitable incarceration has again failed to advance.

Comment: Legislature can act to make cannabis industry fair

Past enforcement of laws left people of color at a disadvantage when recreational use was legalized.